I was a little concerned about the location next to a multi-storey car park but I needn't have been as the location was quiet and only a short walk from the centre of Haarlem and bus stops. The Wi-Fi was excellent even using a VPN.
You do need to look carefully at the photograph of the stairs, which are as steep and narrow as the companionway on a boat. It wasn't a problem for us but you should be aware that it may not be easy to heft your suitcases up to the bedroom.
I would happily return here and found it an excellent base from which to visit Amsterdam, keukenhof, Leiden and Aalsmeer.
The apartment is beautiful and all info and amenities a traveler could ever need are provided. The hosts Rudy and Bea did a wonderful job making us feel welcome. Perfect!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Charming House in Haarlem. We were able to feel like neighborhood residents rather than just tourists. I was surprised at how quiet it was at night given that the central plaza was just a short walk away. The house is clean and nicely decorated with lots of helpful instructions. My daughter loved the bed in the alcove as she could draw the curtains and feel like she was in a cozy nest. We enjoyed walking along the canal, touring the Teyler's Museum, the Corrie ten Boom house, and the church, and the Italian restaurant we ate at the first night was so good that we went back the second night. Our second day we took the train into Amsterdam which involved a pleasant walk to the train station and then a 20-minute train ride. The crush of tourists, noise, and big-city chaos in Amsterdam made us thankful to return to quiet Haarlem that evening. Highly recommend.
The house was very clean and was situated in the beautiful town of Haarlem which could have been a holiday itself! It was easy to get between the airport and central Amsterdam by train, and had some lovely restaurants and supermarkets nearby too. The house was our lovely home for 3 nights and we really felt at home, it had all of the facilities we needed to be comfortable and we were even left some Dutch treats! (The stroopwafels we’re a personal favourite) The owners were also so helpful answering every question that we had.
I would highly recommend this house, great value for money and a lovely place to stay with easy access to tourist sites and shops.
Sparkling row house, in a lovely old town, easy public transportation to attractions such as the National Park in the dunes, Amsterdam. We greatly appreciated information provided by our hosts including details of red bus 300 from Schiphol Airport, even what stop to get off. The house was very well supplied, the back yard pleasant, the local grocery store wonderful. We walked all over and particularly enjoyed the Hofjes and the Windmollen Adriaan. Couldn't recommend this rental more highly.
Charming House is in an excellent location for a holiday in Haarlem . We drove there and there is a very convenient car park directly opposite . We left the car there all week as Haarlem is wonderful for walking . We used the train to go into Amsterdam and for visiting other places of interest . The house itself is good as a base and the little garden at the rear made it perfect . The weather was excellent while we were there so using the garden for breakfast and dinner in the evening when we returned from sight seeing was a great bonus. Rudy and Bea made sure we had everything we needed . We will certainly return .
This is by far the best spot I've stayed in to date and I've stayed in quite a few all around the world. The moment you arrive you are welcomed by a charming house located a stones throw from the city centre. The house is very tastefully furnished along with a state of the art home entertainment system. A really cool patio area at the rear of the house is a welcoming sight especially after a fantastic days shopping, here you can put your feet up and unwind to the singing of the birds and tranquility. Rudy and Bea have thought of everything and more right down to shampoo! The owners here are at the very top of their game, true polished pro's is all I can say, keep up the stellar work guys. I'm definitely returning after 3 months, it's heaven.