My bright and spacious apartment has a big living room with open and brand new (2014) kitchen. A big kitchen table; great for having breakfast and dinners! There are two bedrooms, good beds and a new bathroom. Situated in the best part of town.
I live in a great apartment in the historic centre of Alkmaar. It has two bedrooms and is central for city trips to Haarlem or Amsterdam (35 min). Or visit Zaanse Schans, the beach or Texel (island).
The apartment has a big living room with open kitchen (with tea, coffee, herbs, dishwasher) and a bar. Of course a big kitchen table :) great for having breakfast.
There are 2 bedrooms, great beds and a nice bathroom. For bicycles there is a shed.
When staying in my home you feel the space of the apartment and relaxed vibe from the beautiful historical city of Alkmaar, with of course the famous cheese market (1 min walk!).
Within a few minutes you have all the city has to offer: bars, shops, museum, canals, parcs. And the beach at 15 minutes by car or bus.
Central station is within 5 minutes walk. A bus stop is in front of the house at the canal.
What makes this place unique: the light, space and of course the location of the apartment. A place i call home! Enjoy.
When staying in my apartment you will have access to:
- hand towels
- beds heeds
- tea, coffee, herbs etc
- digital TV and radio
- shed for bicycles
*Parking spot can be arranged please contact me
Interaction with Guests
We will have contact as much as needed and I am easy to contact by phone, mail, whatsapp or sms.
The old and historical centre of Alkmaar is right at door and at the back of the apartment you look over a big and old square.
The apartment is situated in a nice and quit street close to all the high lights Alkmaar has to offer. In fact the street is one of the oldest streets and due to the architecture the street has a relaxed vibe.
On fridays Alkmaar has the 'Kaasmarkt' which is famous world wide. Also do a canal cruise experience for a historical and different point of view on the city.
The beach of Bergen is only a 40 minutes bicycle ride (recommend!) or a 20 minutes bus drive.
Cities like Amsterdam, Zaandam are just 30-35 minutes by train.
Within less than 10 minutes walk from the Alkmaar station you reach my apartment.
Bicycle is the best way for transportation around Alkmaar and also for visiting Bergen (15 min) and the beach.
For longer distances and visit other cities, like Amsterdam (35 min) and Zaandam, public transportation is easy to do and the main bus stop is right in front of the apartment (2 min walk).
Car parking can be expensive but we can arrange a parking spot in a garage near the house (2 min walk). Please get our advice on that.
Other Things to Note
***Long stay or one room? Please contact me
When you are staying in my home I have a few rules:
- no smoking
- open window in bathroom and bedroom for ventilation
The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Enjoyed our stay in Alkmaar. The apartment had an amazing location across from the cinemas, close to the main shopping strip and near the supermarket. Even in winter there was afternoon sun on the balcony.
We enjoyed our stay in Dick-Jan’s comfortable, spacious, centrally located and clean apartment. And we definitely can recommend it to anyone who plans a trip to Alkmaar.
The apartment has changed since the photos, primarily the kitchen and lounge areas switching places which seems more logical though it has meant that a few things are yet to be finished, but just minor things - It’s entertaining to see who spends the longest looking for the switch for the light over the kitchen table before they work out it’s currently decorative only :)
Location wise, I thought this apartment was great. There is a supermarket and a few restaurants at the end of the street, and the main shopping street is only a short walk away. There is also a quiet car park/square behind the building over which the balcony looks, and it has a nice if small playground on one side which our kids couldn’t wait to get a closer look at.
As someone mentioned before, the two flights of stairs to get up the apartment are a bit of a mission with luggage, but they are very Dutch, and I’d imagine most other places to have the similar.
All up, the apartment is well lived-in but everything is more than acceptable and the location is a strong selling point.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The flat is very comfortable and centrally located. Dick-Jan organised parking for us and was quick with his response whenever we had a question. Thanks for a nice weekend ;).
My sister and myself adored our experience in Dick-Jans appartemert; it is in the heart of the old town and yet within easy walk to the railway and bus station. Our host was very kind, getting our heavy suitcases upstairs due to the narrow stairs because it is in a modernized, but old what we would call in Canada, heritage house. The little balcony added to the charm, with a vieuw in the distance of the old church, the town hall and the waag on the weekly cheesemarket, the carillions coming from all side and a glass of wine as a welcome on the balcony, what else does one want!
The reservation was canceled 13 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Hope you like my apartment in the Alkmaar city centre!
About myself... I am a 31 year old Dutch guy and working as a manager, coach and (mindfulness) trainer. I consider myself as peaceful, extravert and friendly.
I really love mindfulness, meditation and yoga! It helps me become more aware of my body, mind and spirit. And just to relax...
Also I like swimming and hiking in nature. And reading books, watching movies or series.
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