What a difference 15 minutes outside Amsterdam can make!
We stayed at Stempels for 4 nights to attend a friends wedding. We were greeted upon check in with a warm, friendly and pleasant welcome.
Our room was (No 20) was bright, spacious and the bed is so comfortable that it was a shame getting up in the morning. Our (huge) windows faced onto a street with a café and other hotel, but even with the deliveries and general hustle and bustle you could hear very little in the room (no sleepless nights had!)
There is lots of seating outside the hotel, which is located on a nice corner behind the Church. With nice weather it is very enjoyable to site and have a few drinks (food is very tasty too) and watch Haarlem go by. Lots of shops, cafes, and bars within walking distance.
The cost is quiet reasonable, and even though I didn't have the breakfast it seemed to be a good selection (there are loads of cafes close by for some variety).
If I was traveling to Haarlem again, or knew anyone going, I would be recommending this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Stempels Hotel Haarlem
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at Stempels you are welcome to eat, drink, having a party, to enjoy performances, to organize meetings and stay overnight. This all happens on the premises of the former Joh. Enschede complex, where for many years the Dutch banknotes has been pressed as well as post stamps for a lot of different countries. In other words, a place with a rich history, renovated into a modern hotel-restaurant, full of cosy atmosphere, right in the centre of the monumental heart of Haarlem. The well known Haarlem restaurant owner, Frans van Cappelle, wish to extend a warm welcome to you. On the first, second and third floor of the building are seventeen hotel rooms. The first and second floor are attainable by lift, but if you are in good condition, we recommend the old monumental staircase.There are four comfort rooms, six superior rooms, five luxury rooms, one junior suite and one suite. All rooms are provided with Hästens beds, airconditioning, a flat screen television set, a computer, free (wireless-) internet facilities, toilet and a shower. The luxury rooms and suites also have a bath. Like everywhere in the building one can find original decorations and ornaments in the hotel rooms.Staying at the front of the building one has a magnificent view of the Klokhuisplein and the St.Bavo church. ... more less