Bright and stylish family home in north Haarlem

Bright and stylish family home in north Haarlem

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Hello! Thanks for considering staying in our house.

We would love to welcome you in our 1920s family home just north of Haarlem on a friendly and quiet street where children can play in the road.

Attractive and bright family home (approx. 115 m²), full of toys, with three large bedrooms and a south-facing courtyard garden. The house is conveniently located on a quiet street in the cozy and child-friendly Bomenbuurt neighbourhood. In 2011 the house was almost completely modernised. The ground floor has been extended and has a concrete floor with underfloor heating. There is also a new second floor with two beautiful bright bedrooms. We have a cleaner who can come every week if you like.

LAYOUT:

Ground floor: entrance hall with toilet and basin, spacious and very bright living room with large sofa, wood stove and kitchen, equipped with 6 gas burner hob, large oven, bean to cup coffee machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The extension is equipped with skylights (electric and with rain sensor) and patio doors to the sunny backyard with shaded section.

1st Floor: spacious landing with toilet and basin, double bedroom at the front, bathroom with walk-in shower and bath, utility room at the rear with washing machine and central heating boiler.

2nd Floor: landing with large cupboard, double bedroom at the front with dormer window, nursery at the rear with dormer window.

NEIGHBOURHOOD:

You can use our bikes (two adult bikes and an electric cargo bike) to discover the amazing seaside, the dunes full of wild horses, foxes, sheep and cows and woods next to our home. We have one child ourselves (and one on the way), so the house is very suitable for children and babies. Five minutes walk is the Kweektuin where there are two playgrounds, treehouses with tropical plants and turtles and fishes. There is also a botanical garden with the ruins of the old Spanish castle that was destroyed in the Eighty-Year War.

There are shops for groceries a few blocks away (also an organic supermarket) as well as Hema, Blokker, Etos, Kruidvat etc.

HAARLEM:

A 20 min walk (or 10 min cycle) will take you into the ancient centre with the huge church and square (with a lovely market on Saturdays). It's like being transported back to the Middle Ages. The centre of Haarlem is full of nice restaurants, bars and tiny shops with local products. There are many designers and artists in Haarlem. There is also a bus stop a few minutes walk from the house which will take you to the train station or the city centre.

AMSTERDAM:

It's only a 15 min train journey to the centre of Amsterdam from Haarlem station. There are six trains every hour to Amsterdam central station. You must take a day trip (or more) to our capital with great museums, parks, shops and much more.

NATURE:

From our place it is a 15 minute bus or drive to the beach. Or you can ride (25-40 min) through through the stunning dunes of Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland. In the dunes you can swim in little lakes or go for beautiful walks. Visit Het Wed (15 mins) were you can swim and eat and drink in the dunes-cafe "The Duincafé".

Features

More about us

  1. We're currently a family of four. Oscar was born in June 2019 and Arlo in April 2021. Jack works in television programme distribution and Becki is an operations manager.

  2. We are obsessed with travelling (we are always planning our next trip) and can't wait to show our boys the world, especially the South Pacific (Jack) and Japan (Becki). We are from the UK, moved to Amsterdam in 2018 and then bought our house in Haarlem in October 2020. We love the nearby nature spots that are a short cycle away, Haarlem is beautiful town and Amsterdam just a short train ride away.

  3. We would love to take care of your home in the same way that we take care of our own!

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Bomenbuurt in Haarlem is a family-centric neighborhood. The Haarlemse Kweektuin (with petting zoo, the Kweekcafé and the new nature playground the 'Paddenpoel'), playground Burcht ter Cleeff and various shops (including shopping center 'Cronjé' and Albert Heijn) are within walking distance. The Haarlem city center and Central Station can be reached within a few minutes by bike (Amsterdam Central Station is only 15 minutes by train). The roads to both Amsterdam and Alkmaar are very easy to reach. The house is also approximately 25 minutes by bike from the beautiful beach of Bloemendaal and 15 minutes by bike to the beautiful Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland.

Buzzy restaurants
Miyagi & Jones, Nolita, Erawan, The Louisana
Cozy cafés
Kweekcafé, Cleeff, Coffee Habits, Native, Mica Coffee Bar
Bit of culture
Teyler Museum, Frans Hals Museum
Walks in the park
Kweektuin, Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland
Spot of exercise
Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland
Day tripping
Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Den Haag (The Hague), Keukenhof

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