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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Raamsingel 40, 2012 DV Haarlem, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 Haarlem B&B and Inns
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We stayed for a long weekend. The b&b is well situated overlooking the canal and just a short walk away from the pretty cobbled streets and little shops of the old centre of Haarlem. A bus stop round the corner takes you to Keukenhof and it's about a 10-minute walk through the shopping area to the bus stop for Amsterdam. Our room was very comfortable and a good size with high ceiling and big windows. Breakfast was lovely, as were the hosts. Good value, highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at 2 different times. It was good to know where we were going the 2nd time when we returned. Do watch the video on the webpage ....it gives good directions. We took the red 300 bus from the airport and pulled our luggage to the B&B....3 times.....it worked fine. People on the bus made sure we got off at the right stop.
We were in the large "canal" room with a toilet/shower room, and a bathtub/shower room on our floor. Those on the top floor had to come down to our floor to use those facilities.....that would be the only fault I could find.
Hannah was our hostess for one visit, Egbert was our host for the other. Both were charming and very helpful.
We enjoyed Haarlem, a great "walking around" city and did not go into Amsterdam this trip. Haarlem is a very manageable sized city with lovely little side streets.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Bot B&B for 2 nights in August 2011. Our room was large, quiet and spacious, with a lovely view of the canal. It had a very comfortable queen bed, and large sink -- the baths are down the hall which was fine as we never ran into any of the other guests. Eggbert provided us with truly delicious breakfasts -- with individual hot dishes containing cheeses,eggs and corn, as well baskets full of fresh rolls, meats and other cheeses. The breakfast room is open all the time with a microwave, refrigerator, various teas and coffee. This is a lovely, immaculate home and the hosts make you feel that you are family. Very reasonable rates and well located. Highly recommend!!
Also - For any art fans out there - the Franz Halls museum in Haarlem is excellent!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Bot B&B befindet sich in der historischen Stadt Haarlem. Die wunderschöne alte Villa mit Garten liegt direkt am Kanal sowie am Eingang der Fußgängerzone von Haarlems belebter Innenstadt. Für die Stadterkundung war die Lage ideal.
Das Geschwisterpaar Bot war äußerst herzlich, so daß man sich als Gast ein bißchen wie zu Hause fühlte.
Die Eigentümer des B&B servierten uns ein üppiges und leckeres Frühstück.
Das hübsche rosafarbene Zimmer mit Kanalblick sowie das nostalgische Badezimmer haben mir besonders gut gefallen.
Direkt neben dem B&B befindet sich die Haltestelle für eine direkte Busverbindung nach Amsterdam Stadtmitte (circa 35 Min.), zum Flughafen sowie zum nahegelegenen Meer (circa 20 MIn.).

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

we were visiting Amsterdam, and wanted somewhere affordable to stay, and with it only being 15 minutes outside of Amsterdam, its an ideal location! a bit of a walk from haarlem station, but nothing to put you off! Very lovely b&b and the bathroom was lovely aswell, breakfast was great! very friendly!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

Great place to stay in the middle of Haarlem. Great host, very interesting rooms and house, beautifully decorated. Even some limited cooking facilities to allow you to save some euros on the evening meal. Downside perhaps for some in that the rooms are not ensuite, but the bathroom and showers are excellent.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

Reasonable priced was Bot B & B. Breakfast was amply supplied with the typical Dutch breakfast of cold cuts of meat, cheese slices, hot rolls and fresh breads, etc; tea and coffee were available at all times. The host and hostess were warm, helpful and respected privacy. We had no trouble using the train to get to Haarlem and using Bus 300 Zuidtangent to get to Schiphol Airport. Our prime reason for visiting Haarlem was the Corrie ten Boom House- Museum.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Raamsingel 40, 2012 DV Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Dutch Canal house in colonial style located on one of the most beautiful canals in Haarlem centre.Theatres, shops, restaurants cafés, museums, busstops and free parking facilities near the B&B ... more   less 

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