Springtime in the beautiful surroundings of Alkmaar
Cosy room under watertower, close station Alkmaar
Cosy room under watertower, close station Alkmaar

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Beautiful room in our B&B onder de watertoren, in charming house for two people, right in the center of the city. Only 200m from the station and only half an hour to Amsterdam. Just 8 km to dunes and beaches, 3 minutes by bicycle to the tulip fields.

The space

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 the 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,
•A third person could fit into a second guest room with a single bed.
•FREE parking
•FREE WIFI (high speed 150MB/s)
•Breakfast (€ 9,-p.p.)
•Garden and when the sun shines breakfast in the garden
•Bicycles for rent (€ 5/day)
•Cheese market, theaters, museums, historical center 10 minutes walking distance.
•Restaurants, shops, supermarkets, boat tours, canoe and boat 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.

Guest access

bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, garden.

Interaction with guests

as requested

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


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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 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

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. 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. Our quiet hours are from 22:30h until 7:30h. Thanks and have a great stay in Alkmaar in your B&B Alkmaar onder de watertoren!



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Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

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127 Reviews

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Josh User Profile
May 2017
This place is incredible

Dani User Profile
May 2017
Staying at Tamara's place was a great experience. She and her husband are very kind and friendly persons, I would definitely recommend them! Just great, 5 stars!!

Kalia User Profile
May 2017
Tamara is truly amazing. Alkmaar is a quaint little town and everything is very clam, despite the fast cars and bikers (be sure to look both ways). The home is very close to the train station as well as the city center, and Tamara gave us a map of the city and specific directions on how to get around, making it very easy for us to get our bearings and find places to eat, shop, etc. The second day of our stay we rented bikes from her (5 € per bike) and rode through the tulip fields to the beach and by world war 2 bunkers as well as through a nature reserve. It was a wonderful once in a lifetime experience and would recommend it for anyone staying in Alkmaar. The bed was firm but ended up being quite comfortable and the pillows and comforter were so cozy. The room is well ventilated and comfortable for two people. Tamara is very friendly and will talk to you about anything but she also lets you do your thing and not bother you. I would recommend anyone to stay at Tamara's house and to explore Alkmaar.

Katarina User Profile
April 2017
Me and ny friend staed here for two nights as we were visiting Amsterdam. We rented bikes here as well and cycled to gorgeous tulip fields-absolutely stunning! The train ride to Amsterdam is only 25-30 minutes, so very convenient. Tamara is a very kind host, she helps with whatever is needed! Thank you for everything, good luck with other visitors :)

Smir User Profile
April 2017
Thanks it was like a dream :)

Michele User Profile
April 2017
This is our third stay with T&S and we leave the Netherlands only to dream about returning as soon as possible! We biked together, ate dinner together, laughed together...what an experience. We will never forget our time here and we slept as well as we do in our own bed. If you need a place to stay in Amsterdam, be smart and just stay a little north. Alkmaar is everything and T&S are good human beings! We shall return!

Amrita User Profile
April 2017
Tamara's place was good clean and comfortable.The only thing is that it is far from the main city and which took alot of traveling time.Apart from this everything was good.

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Alkmaar, Netherlands · Joined in February 2013
Tamara User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour