the B&B is located in a quiet and green environmentYour room is spacious and light.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Within 20 minutes you are at the centre of Amsterdam and it takes only 30 minutes to the airport. Your room is comfortable and has a romantic atmospher. Your host can give you touristical information in order to make your stay succesful. Welcome!

The space

You are welcome in my Bed & Breakfast the Mermaid in Almere, near to Amsterdam!

Three things guests liked about my B&B:
1. nicely decorated room with super comfy beds
2. excellent public transport and free parking
3. personal touch

Three things why guests did not choose this B&B:
1. not suitable to combine with Amsterdam night life after 2 am because no public transport between 2-6 am
2. costs of return train ticket to Amsterdam is € 12,80 per person
3. shared bathroom

Your room
A romantically decorated room in a very quiet and green environment. The room is located at the first floor and has a luxureus double bed. There is a tv set with dvd player and a desk. At the same floor is a very neat bath room with toilet and shower (shared).

- welcome drink
- free coffee and tea
- self service breakfast
- wifi internet
- tv with dvd player, several dvd's
- towels
- cleaning (once a week)
- hair dryer
- use of fridge and microwave
- use of the garden

Public transport:
My B&B is located at 10 minutes walk from train station Almere Centrum. There is a bus stop at 2 minutes distance. Trains to Amsterdam 6 times an hour. (€ 12,80 return ticket). It takes 20 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station by train. Last train from Amsterdam to Almere: 1.36 hrs. First train from Amsterdam to Almere 5.48 hrs. Direct train to Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) in 30 minuts.

By car:
Free parking space beside the house. It takes approx. 20 minutes to Amsterdam.

You can find a big supermarket at 50 meter, open until 10 pm. At the centre of Almere there is a modern shopping centre with a lot of shops, bars, a cinema, market and lots of restaurants. Shops are open 7 days a week.

In the neighboorhood are several nature areas of which the Oostvaardersplassen is the most famous. A beach with swimming water with a lovely restaurant (The Boathouse) is at 20 minutes walking distance.

Bikes are for rent at the train station for €7,50 a day. Bike racks in my shed.

I can help to plan your trips to Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Utrecht, The Hague etc. All these cities are easy to reach by public transport.

Guest access

You can use the kitchen and enjoy the garden.

Interaction with guests

The B&B is located in my own house so it is a nice opportunity to experience the way of living in the Netherlands. I will be happy to answer your questions about our culture and habits :-)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $23 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $115
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

- You will have free internet access
- You will receive a key of the front door.
- During summer you can enjoy the garden



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

64 Reviews

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Uli (Horst) User Profile
March 2017
Caroline is a very good host. It was a wonderful experience to stay in her house. Everything was perfect! I will come again when I have to come to Holland.

Oscar User Profile
November 2016
Caroline looked after us very well she a wonderful woman and excellent host,she has a warm cosy nice house, everything was clean much better than hotel being honest, my experience was fantastic I wish to go back there someday,thanks Caroline P.d she has a beautiful soft cat

Amelia User Profile
October 2016
I highly recommend staying at Caroline's place! She is a fantastic host and from her place you can easily get to Amsterdam and to other cities!

Amelia User Profile
October 2016
My stay at Caroline's place was wonderful. Her house is cute, clean and cozy. There is a train station not far from her house, around 10-15 mins of walk. From there, you can get easily get to Amsterdam in around 20 mins. There is also a grocery store located 5 mins from her house that opens until late at night. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. Caroline is very kind, helpful, and makes her guests feel at ease. She makes sure that her guests are comfortable. She is a wonderful person and I would be more than happy to stay at her place again. I highly recommend her to anyone, you will definitely not be disappointed!

Gregory User Profile
October 2016
Everything is just great, the description matches the reality exactly. Perfect order, perfect cleanliness, comfortable bed, beautiful garden with armchairs. The location is so quiet that I've even heard how my wristwatch was ticking. Caroline is very hospitable, kind, careful and responsive. So absolutely 5-star flawless place to stay. Enjoy it! Thank you, Caroline!

Annika User Profile
September 2016
Staying at Caroline's place was a dream come true after a tough trip back to Europe from South America, Peru. Felt like heaven. It was easy to communicate with Caroline, she picked me up from Almere station and was very welcoming and warm hearted. The house and my room was so beautiful, clean and comfortable and the garden - wow. The cat was adorable aswell! Breakfast was included and it was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say about this experience. It was probably the best airbnb experience I've had. Thank you so much Caroline and I hope to return soon! <3

Iris User Profile
September 2016
Caroline was great host even before our arrival sending us advise and instruction how to get from airport to Almere. Than awaiting us at the train station and helping with luggage and showing the way to her beautiful home and our great room (even sweeter in real life than in photos). She helped and advised in all we needed during our stay, making us feel welcome and at home. We especially enjoyed her breakfast and lazy mornings in her back yard...drinking coffee in sun... I would reccomend everyone staying wigt Caroline as she is truelly master in hospitality. Her home is conveniently locayed just 10 minutes from train/bus station and Almere shoping city, and also close to lake and channel with endless running/biking lanes. Almere is 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam Central allowing easy visiting of Amsterdam providing quiet and peacefull stay at suburb. Superb accommodation and hospitality!

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Almere, Netherlands · Joined in September 2012
Caroline User ProfileCaroline is a superhost.

Hello, I am Caroline, mother of a 23 years old daughter who is living and studying in Amsterdam. I work at VU University in Amsterdam and like to welcome guests from all over the world in my cosy home in Almere. I started B&B the Mermaid December 2012 and already welcomed so many nice guests, wouldn't miss it for a moment! I will provide you with all kinds of information about the Netherlands and you can borrow several books and maps. Welcome, Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Bienvenida, Benvenuti, Merhaba, Akwaaba, Ahlan wa sahlan, 歡迎, Youkoso, Bem Vindo, Добро пожаловать, Welkom!

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Response time: within an hour