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Modern and sun-filled Modern and sun-filled bathroom with towels, toiletries and hairdryer for your
Front facade of the Charming House
Ambient fireplace
Bright and sunny loft-style bedroom with adjacent lounge area (with convertable sofabed)
Front facade - Welcome!
Charming interior.  Welcome to Holland!
Washing Machine and Dryer for your convenience
Newly recarpeted traditional dutch staircase. It's a little steep but we've added lots of handrails!
Located on a walking street in a quiet neighbourhood, close to the city centre
Charming Decor and all your self-catering needs provided for
The charming streets of Haarlem
The Grote Markt of Haarlem
A beautiful historical building near Grote Markt, Haarlem
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Haarlem, North Holland Province

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readytotr...
New Bern, NC
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“So-o-o Convenient”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Very well outfitted. Kitchen included basic spices, matched cookware, adequate supply of plates, etc. We stayed for 3 weeks. The location is so convenient for the bus from airport, buses to train station, supermarkets, restaurants, florists. Frans Hals museum is practically in the backyard. Stairs are exactly as pictured! Garden in back is perfect for the glass of wine and plate of cheese after a busy day of sightseeing. Visit the French restaurant next door, especially on Weds and Sun for the 10 euro specials.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: staircase
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 May 2016
Thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy travels! Bea and Rudy.
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whundas
Kamloops, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Remarkable experience in Haarlem”
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We planned our 16 day trip to Holland by first booking 6 days at the Charming House in Haarlem and worked backwards from that point to plot the beginning. Our hope in doing this was to ensure that we would be able to use this location as a home base as we tried to replicate what it would be like to live in Holland rather than just holiday there.
Rudy and Bea have provided an awesome gift to travellers who want to have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant, picturesque, well connected city of Haarlem by opening their home and by providing such clear instructions to maximize the experience. The house is ideally located within Haarlem and Haarlem is ideally located to explore the many attractions including Keukenhof, the Cheese Auction at Alkmaar and the beach activities at Zandvoort a Zee as well as Amsterdam.
The house is tiny but the economical use of space ensures that it is not limiting.The kitchen facilities are modern and complete. The treats we were greeted with in the fridge and in the candy dish were appreciated. The bedroom seems spacious and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom and shower are well designed and very clean. The washer and dryer were particularly appreciated after biking around Holland for the first part of our holiday.
We had a very memorable experience and will be telling stories about our adventure for many years with the Charming House in Haarlem as a highlight. Thanks!

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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so pleased that we were able to provide you with the experience of "living like the dutch". We're sure you will have many happy cycling adventures yet to come. IF you ever return to the Netherlands, we would be happy to host you again. Take care, Rudy and Bea
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G F
New London, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Home again in Haarlem”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in Rudy and Bea's apartment. We returned to Haarlem, after living here for the past 7 years, to reconnect with friends. We needed a place close to the Grote Markt that would be convenient for all our appointments. This apartment was perfect for us in location and size. The back garden is lovely to relax in while sipping coffee or wine. We will definitely stay here during future visits.

Go to: Bij Babettes (English tearoom/great cakes), Metzo (love the Nicoise salad for lunch), De Kloosterkeuken (in old monastery, reservations needed, limited hours), Sumo Shusi (go at lunch; dinner is not relaxing, seating limited to 2 hours), Applause (yummy soups), Mabrouk (my favorite store for groceries, meat, olives/tapas), St. Bavo (the Christiaan Muller organ is gorgeous, free concerts in summer), Corrie ten Boom (a must!), Frans Hals Museum, Teylers Museum.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Thank you Gloria for such a long list of recommendations for future guests (and ourselves!). We are so glad that enjoyed your return to Haarlem and our little home while you were there. We look forward to hosting you again next time. Happy Travels! Rudy and Bea
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Susanne B
Borken, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Was worth it !”
Reviewed 11 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My partner and me enjoyed staying at the charming house in Haarlem very much. It was a clean and cosy place and especially the bed was very comfortable. There were loads of information about where to go for shopping,restaurants,special places to see,maps,information of all kinds. ready for the guests to use. Bea and Rudy were very helpful and although they were far in Australia that time we've been there, they answered our questions immediately thanks to the internet. Thanks for that. The location of the house was excellent because in the very centre of Haarlem so everyhting was accessable on foot. To be mentioned should be the helpful advice to park the car a 10 minutes walk away from charming house and there for free. Parking in Haarlem is expensive and due to that this advice was very helpful. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of this area right now but there is a picture of a map on facebook as well as there are more information of this place in the appartment. To start with ..... there is next to the house a car park. So there are no complaints to make except maybe a little one ...the sofa in the living room had seen better days and isn't very comfortable. But nothing which should change your mind to book this house. But..... watch the stairs...they're exceptional.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
We're so glad that you both enjoyed your romantic rendezvous in Haarlem and specifically at Charming House. We are also happy to let you know that since your stay we have purchased a new comfortable sofa for the living room. Thank you so much for your constructive feedback, we hope to host you again for your next Dutch escape.
Happy travels! Bea & Rudy
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Jeanne B
Superior, Colorado
1 review
“Enjoyed our month in The Charming House”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We spent the month at the Charming House in old town Haarlem, a wonderful place to visit and the perfect place to stay. The house is very comfortable and in a great location, can walk to all the sights in town and an easy walk to the tran station. Would definitely stay there again.

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Liked best: Comfortable cozy house great location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for the lovely review. We enjoyed hosting you too and would love to do so again. Happy travels!
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