In the attic of a traditional 19th century home at the edge of the historical centre of town I rent this guestroom, furnished in the style of the house. The room has a private bathroom.
Breakfast is served in your room or in the traditional family kitchen (or on the veranda if you prefer and if the weather allows). For stays up to 2 weeks breakfast is included. For longer stays the prices goes down ( € 500 per month), but then breakfast is no longer included.
The 19th century bed is not too wide, but it can accomodate 2 people for the same price.
The kitchen is at your disposal and you can use the washing machine. The house has a large garden with a terrace that you can use when the weather is nice.
The house is located in an attractive neighbourhood with shops and the nearby square has great cafés with terraces. The historical buildings of The Hague and the Peace Palace are all within a few minutes' walk.
A bus or tram line brings you to the railway station within 10 minutes or to the beach if you take the other direction.
Wonderful location. Wonderful host. Wonderful breakfast. I´ll come again!
I stayed in Karel's attic room for three weeks. The location is ideal. It is very central--a five minute walk to the Peace Palace and a ten minute walk to the center of The Hague. It is on a cute and quiet street around the corner from a lovely circle with five popular restaurants and outdoor seating. There's a grocery store a three-minute walk away, and a tram stop a five-minute walk away. The room is cute and cozy; it looks like it does in the picture. Karel is a kind and reasonable host.
I had a lovely stay at Karel's place. The room is very comfortable and stylish. Karel is a courteous and generous host, and location is also great for exploring Den Haag.
There is a good range of cafes and restaurants in the vicinity which provide a range of cuisines to sample.
Logeren onder de hanebalken van een statig huis van bijna 150 jaar oud, dat is een bijzondere ervaring! De kamer is sfeervol ingericht, en met de badkamer ernaast heb je bijna het gevoel een eigen appartementje te hebben. Karel had goede tips voor eethuisjes in de buurt, en was een prettige gastheer. Het ontbijt was heel uitgebreid, heerlijk en stijlvol opgediend. Kortom: ik voelde me zeer welkom, en zeer verwend!
I did not spend too much time in this charming place. I would have enjoyed The Hague much more if I did. The area is full of small antique shops and interesting places. Stone's throw away from the Peace Palace. Karel is most accommodating with everything.
Karel is a gracious host in a lovely Dutch home near the Peace Palace. The loft on the fourth floor provides plenty of space to set up shop for a few days. There is a dresser, a small desk, a comfy bed, and a spacious shower. The room is well-lit in the day, but also has dark blinds in case you're in the mood to sleep in. Karel provided a small coffee and tea arrangement directly in the room, and even left out a copy of a great English book entitled "A Wanderer in Holland" (which I nearly read cover-to-cover!). He also left some nice tourist materials regarding Den Haag and was quite helpful with navigating the trams in the city, as well as the trains to other parts of Holland.
Furthermore, Karel provided a lovely breakfast each morning with coffee, orange juice, breads, meats, cheeses, yogurt, and granola. His home is truly stylish. He's collected many fine artistic mementos, from small sketches of Dutch towns to old clocks to fine plateware. As a host, Karel was flexible with my erratic schedule. I showed up a few hours late on my date of arrival because I got stuck in Utrecht after an accident at the train station. But he was awake and welcoming. He prepares breakfast more or less at your leisure. He also provides very pleasant conversation over coffee. Perhaps the only other things to mention is that you do share the toilet, and that in the winter the house was quite cold for a Texan. But if you're looking for a well-located, lovely accommodation in Den Haag, with a responsive and approachable host, I'd certainly recommend staying with Karel.
A thoroughly nice experience, and a thoughtful and considerate host; I felt immediately comfortable in Karel's beautiful home in a very picturesque part of The Hague. I would certainly recommend this to others - except perhaps very tall people. I am 5' 11" and the bed (with head and baseboard) would have been too short had I been one inch taller. Also, as I was in The Hague for a conference on mobility I feel a duty to point out that the room is at the top of a lot of stairs - making it suitable only for moderately fit and able people. In summary though, a very nice experience indeed.
Nate M did a great job describing Karel's home. I really considered it a privilege to stay there and to have the opportunity to appreciate a truly well appointed home, full of character and history. The breakfasts are served in a beautiful old kitchen on linen and with silver. The room is absolutely charming, under the gables, although be prepared for the long climb to the 4th floor. It's totally worth it, however! You can open the two large window in the ceiling quite easily. I didn't realize that my first night and it was a bit stuffy. Karel went out of his way to help orient me with the tram system in order to travel back and forth to my conference and he even gave me a ride with my luggage to the train station upon my departure, as he was headed to work. The location couldn't be better. Just next door is a great wine bar called Wicked Wines and there are a couple of other restaurants on the circle. A short walk takes you right into the central part of town with lots of wonderful art and design shops. I fell in love with the Hague and Karel's own home really embodies the classy aesthetic that I will remember of the Hague.
We stayed at Karel's for our first week in The Hague, and used it as a base while we explored the city looking for an apartment (we are here for a year).
The house is in Zeehelden, a great neighborhood full of shops, cafes, and beautiful houses. In addition to being an area you'll want to explore, it's very well situated between the center, the Peace Palace, and the beach. Two doors down from the house is a nice plaza with a few restaurants and outdoor cafes.
The cozy room--which is actually an entire floor--is perfect. Not only is it artistically decorated, it's thoughtfully prepared for guests to both work and relax: theres's a great writing table, a stand for hanging clothes, and a comfy sleigh bed to crawl into at night.
Karel and Yvon couldn't have been better hosts. From a lavish breakfast spread to homemade cookies and invitations to sit in their beautiful garden, we truly felt spoiled. Karel was also very helpful during our first days in our new town: he showed us around the center, gave us practical advice and a condensed history of the city, not to mention some great tourist suggestions. This was such a bonus, and so much better than if we had stayed in a hotel.
Stay at Karel and Yvon's if you can--we can't imagine a better home for a few days in Den Haag!
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