About This Listing
This cozy room with double bed, wardrobe, desk, bookshelf and wifi, is located in a lovely old house with garden 150m from the train station.
Ideal for bike tours, to discover old Alkmaar or go by train/car (35 min.) to Amsterdam and other cities.
Welcome to our B&B under the watertower in the center of Alkmaar!
• Located in the historical Spoorbuurt in Alkmaar
• Just 2 min. walking from train/bus station Alkmaar
• Amsterdam 35 minutes by train
• Every 15 min. leaves a train to Amsterdam Leiden, Haarlem, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht....
• Private guest room with a queen size bed, towels
• A third person could fit into a second guest room with a single bed.
• FREE parking
• FREE WIFI super fast (120MB/s)
• Breakfast (€ 6,-p.p.) with sun shine in the garden
• Bicycles for rent (€ 5/day)
• Canoe to rent (€ 10/ half day)
•.Cheese market, theaters, museums, historical center 10 min. walking distance
• Restaurants, shops, supermarkets, boat tours, canoe renting in 5 min. walking distance.
• Beaches: Egmond aan Zee, Bergen aan Zee, Schoorl aan Zee 30-45 min. by bicycle
Cyclists, hikers and nature lovers very welcome!
All the information about the cheese market, every Friday morning 10-12.30 noon, can be viewed here:
You are welcome to stay with us and feel at home in our B&B under the watertower in the Spoorbuurt in Alkmaar. We are a bi-national couple and speak English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Hindi. We enjoy having guests and love to share our local knowledge, give insider tips about Alkmaar and its surroundings and provide lots of information, maps and folders about the city Alkmaar, the cheese market, trips to the Dunes, beach and bicycle tours in North Holland.
If you wish to discover the charming country side around Alkmaar or do day trips to other cities in the Netherlands we support you to find your way around. Amsterdam, Hoorn, Volendam, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden, Den Haag are easy and fast to reach by train or car. The bus station is right next to the train station, where you can catch a bus to the beaches Bergen aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee, and the dunes in Schoorl and Castricum or visit beautiful villages like Bergen, Graft en de Rijp.
Whatever your interests and preferences are, we will always be available as resource persons to make your stay as beautiful, comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Bedroom, living room, garden, bathroom, kitchen
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as the guest wishes!
It is a historic neighborhood, built end of the 19th century for the workers of the railway. Small old and beautiful houses, typical dutch life style, many bicycles!
Very easy, walking to and through the city 3-5 minutes, bicycles for rent to get to center, surrounding villages, polders, dunes, beaches and Ijsselmeer.
Train and bus station two minutes walking, take you anywhere in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam 30 min. by car and 35 min. by ICE train, which leaves every 15 minutes.
We have put a lot of love and care into our home and hope that you will treat the room, house and garden as it would be your own.
Please communicate with me about in-and out check times.
For the rest there are no rules, just one detail, if you are a smoker please do so outside in front of the house or in the garden and not inside. Thanks and have a great stay in Alkmaar under the water tower!
Es war eine wunderbare Zeit bei Tamara. Alkmaar ist ideal für Tagesausflüge nach Amsterdam oder an den tollen Strand von Bergen am See. Tamara vermietet günstig Fahrräder, um damit das tolle Umland zu erkunden. Das Frühstück war weltklasse (lecker!!!) - der Ideale Start in den Tag. Tamara ist eine aufmerksame Gastgeberin, sie und ihr Partner waren super lieb und hilfsbereit und wir haben interessante Gespräche geführt.
Mehr Holland in drei Tagen geht nicht
Tamara and Shanti welcomed us into their home with hot tea on a rainy day. They were very friendly and we were able to chat with them right when we arrived. Tamara provided us with maps of the area. Unfortunately, our stay was very short and we saw little of Alkmaar, as Amsterdam was our destination, but taking the train into Amsterdam was so easy, as the station was a five minute walk from the house. Our room upstairs was cozy and clean.
Tamara was a wonderful host! She gave us excellent advise on what to do to tet the most out of our stay in wonderful Alkmaar. She had bikes available to rent as well for a very reasonable fare, and she told is of a great path to take through North Holland! All in all, the room was very nice and private (with a lock and key) and we felt very welcomed. If we're ever in Amsterdam again we are looking her up!
Tamara und Shanti waren ganz wunderbare Gastgeber!
Während unseres Mini-Urlaubs in Alkmaar haben es die beiden geschafft,dass wir uns willkommen gefühlt haben und ohne Probleme durch die Stadt und per Rad zu nahegelegenen Stränden gefunden haben.
Unser kleines eigenes Zummer war sauber und sehr gemütlich und auch das gemeinsame Frühstück war sehr gut. Besonders gefallen haben uns die langen und spannenden Gespräche dabei :)
Wer nach Alkmaar oder auch Amsterdam möchte,ist bei den beiden sicherlich immer gut aufgehoben!!
It was a good accomodation.
Tamara was kind, friendly and helpful, thank you Tamara.
The house is near to the center of Alkmaar.
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About the Host, Tamara
I enjoy travelling but also receiving guests. Me and my husband we are passionate about cycling, spending time in nature, cooking and baking, listening to music, reading and gardening.
One of the highlights in travel experience was doing a 3 months bicycle tour through the Amazon (Suriname, Guyana, Brazil). We love to exchange travel stories and adventures with our guests and are curious to hear about your experiences.
One of my mottos:Leave a place I visit more beautiful than I have found it when I arrived.