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!
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 and super comfy beds
2. excellent public transport
3. personal touch
Why guests didn't choose for my B&B
1. not suitable to combine with Amsterdam night life after 2 am.
2. shared bathroom
3. not suitable for small children
A romantically decorated room near Amsterdam in a quiet environment. The room is located at the first floor and has a luxureus double bed. There is a tv set with dvd player. At the same floor is a very neat bath room with toilet and shower (shared).
- welcome drink
- free coffee and tea
- wifi internet
- tv with dvd player, several dvd's
- breakfast with fresh orange juice
- cleaning (once a week)
- hair dryer
- use of fridge and microwave
- use of the garden
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. (Price: € 6,80 single fare). 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 in 30 minuts.
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 €6,50 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.
- You will have free internet access
- You will receive a key of the front door.
- During summer you can enjoy the garden
Caroline welcomed me very well. She introduced me to a lot of good places in Amsterdam. She really took the time to make me feel at home :) The room was accurate as the one on the picture. It felt like you're actually in a hotel room. One of the things I enjoyed most is the breakfast :)
This was my first European airbnb experience. Caroline is genuine, kind and took great care of me. He house is tastefully decorated; the room is fantastic and clean. The bed is so comfortable, and her two cats are lovely, especially Mahjong. She helped me to look up public transport options which saved me a lot of time considering I only had a weekend to spend. Staying with Caroline was a real highlight of my first visit to Amsterdam. I would definitely stay with her again.
Convenient pick up at the trainstation. The room was nice and clean. Caroline is well prepared. You will feel like in a hotel. ;) Thank you for the nice stay and your open attidtude. We appreciated that.
Only the travel options to Amsterdam are limited.
Frank means there are no trains from Amsterdam to Almere between 2am and 6 am. Like I already stated in my listing: please don't choose my B&B in case you want to enjoy Amsterdam night life after 2am. Besides that hours there are 6 trains every hour between Amsterdam and Almere.
B&B Mermaid is a nice, clean and cozy place to stop at. Caroline is a genuinely hospitable hostess.
I would recommend this place to everyone.
De ontvangst was geweldig. Onder het genot van een kopje thee te horen gekregen wat er allemaal te doen is in de omgeving. Tevens ligt het station op nog geen 10 minuutjes lopen van deze plek. Binnen 20 minuten sta je in hartje Amsterdam.
We had a great time with Caroline and her lovely B&B. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and her hospitality. She gave us a lot of useful information, so we didn't have to worry about anything. Additionally she offered her shed for our bicycles. It is perfectly located. It only takes 20 Minutes to get to Amsterdam and Almere is also a quiet interesting city.
It couldn't have been any better. Next time we would absolutely come back and we have already recommended her.
We wish her all the best.
Caroline est très accueillante, souriante et toujours disponible.
Nos deux nuits passées dans sa chaleureuse chambre, son petit déjeuner bien garni, la décoration de sa maison et son sourire nous resterons gravés pour toujours. Cela nous a paru court d'avoir logé au Mermaid finalement. On s'y sent tellement bien. Nous saurons où loger maintenant à Amsterdam.
Nous vous conseillons vivement de monter sur son scooter pour vous ramener chez elle le premier jour. Sinon, vous sortez de la gare par la porte principale et vous prenez tout droit devant vous. Vous tomberez sur son humble demeure pleine de chaleur en 10mn de marche .
Ma compagne et moi avons apprécié chaque instant passé au Mermaid seuls ou en compagnie de la maitresse des lieux.
Si vous devez loger à Amsterdam ou ses environs, réservez au Mermaid sans aucune hésitation. Elle dispose de deux chambres au moins pour ceux qui pensent y aller en groupe. De plus, elle vous propose le petit déjeuner à l'heure voulue. Très sympathique pour ceux qui souhaitent visiter la maison d'Anne FRANK ou ceux qui sont fatigués avec un difficile lever du lit .
Les chats ne montent jamais dans les chambres et on ne se rend même pas compte de leur présence. C'est un très allergique aux poils de chat qui l'écrit.
Toutes les pièces de sa maison sont on ne peut plus bien décorées et nickel.
Merci pour tout Caroline, ne change pas et sûrement à bientôt.
Dalida et Soulémanou (D&S)
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Hello, I am Caroline, mother of a 21 year old daughter who recently moved to Amsterdam for her study. I work at the VU University in Amsterdam and like to welcome guests from all over the world in my cosy home. 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 пожаловатьWelkom!