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Nieuwe Kruisstraat 11 | Nieuwe Kruisstraat 9, Haarlem 2011RN, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #2 of 12 Haarlem B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at this B&B in the attic room. To say that the steps were steep is an understatement, but the host Rieneke carried my suitcase upstairs quickly - no problem! Our room was big and the bed was very comfortable. We were surprised to find peanuts, wine, beer, water all available to us without charge.... More

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was our third stop in our 2 week trip in Benelux. We took a train from Ettelbruck and got to Haarlem rather than Amsterdam. When I visited Amsterdam 15 years ago, my friend and I went to Haarlem for a day trip and found it to be charming. Rather than booking an expensive hotel in an undesirable area, I... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Not the chepest B&B, but worth it. Great location in a very nice looking small street but very close to the center. Helpful and friendly owners. Breakfast is good, Bath Tub is very nice and the room we had was very nicely decorated. A good place to discover a very beautiful city (well, we did a lot of shopping there... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The nicest B & B I've stayed in so far. The room was spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities like a beautiful private bath, internet access, and even board games (which friends and I enjoyed thoroughly!) The breakfast was just right, not too heavy, so that I could head out to enjoy the city without feeling too stuffed. Rieneke... More

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Nevada City, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Wherels was our first B&B stay on our family's 2-week European vacation. Reineke and her helper, Rudy, could not have been kinder and more accommodating. We stayed in the first floor apartment which with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms suited our family of five perfectly. It also included a kitchen area as well as a washer and dryer which was... More

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Davidson, NC
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed three nights in the apartment, which has a bedroom, a nice small kitchen, and an equally nice bathroom with whirlpool bath. The location, about three blocks from the train station and two blocks from the Markt, was ideal. Parking was either expensive or distant. The breakfasts were quite nice. A very good stay.

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Tokyo, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Not sure how to describe this one; it's a different sort of European room. It actually reminds me of a cabin that you rent somewhere with games, toys, books, jellies, and shampoos already provided because you might get snowed in for several months...but it's Haarlem. We chose the place because it was close to the centre of the city and... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Rieneke is a wonderful host..our room was very quiet and comfortable. Great location and easy walk to city square, shops, restaurants ...a quiet retreat after busy days of sightseeing! Sumptuous breakfast!

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Huntington Beach, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

As we had a car, Haarlem was ideal, no messing with Amsterdam traffic. And what a little gem of a place to stay! Rieneke was fantastic and goes above and beyond to help with your questions and needs. I was surprised and delighted that breakfast was brought to our charming apartment every morning. It was a great bonus to have... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Rieneke and her helper were fantastic. Location of the place is fantastic. Price is slightly higher comparing to Mya B&B but it comes with a proper good bathroom. However the bathroom in our room still had a down side which is that it's right next to the breakfast room. So other guests can hear you in the morning while they... More

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Rieneke, Manager at Wherels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are right of course. We've changed this door into a massive door. The bathroom is now noiseless to the room in the front (the breakfast room). So other guests can't hear you anymore in the morning while they are having breakfast and you are in your bathroom. More

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Address: Nieuwe Kruisstraat 11 | Nieuwe Kruisstraat 9, Haarlem 2011RN, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem > Centrum
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‘Where Els’ is ideally located in the heart of Haarlem. A great base from which to explore the Netherlands.This cosy houses suit very well for couples, groups and families.This typical Haarlem huis is located on a small street with no traffic, which is surprisingly quite considering the location - even during the night. Just steps away from shopping, restaurants and the famous Groote Markt (centre square).There is always a lot to do: many local theatre, music and dance events take place in Haarlem.Day visits to Amsterdam and The Hague are very easy. Where Els is a short walk to the train station where six trains per hour depart to take you straight to the centre of Amsterdam (15mins) and to The Hague (40mins). The North Sea with beautiful sandy dunes and beaches are just 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes bike to the west. The coastal towns of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are great places for lunch or dinner by the sea. Your day will start in the breakfast room where you will get a sumptuous breakfast with fresh biological produce from the local market. All rooms are fully equipped with snacks, drinks TV, DVD, CD, wifi internet, cool, clean, comfortable bedding and a private ensuite bathroom. Note: Just a 15 minute drive from Schiphol international airport. ... more   less 
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