The Van der Vinnestraat Residence

haarlem, the netherlands
4 bedroom - 1 bath
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€120 - €180 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This charming family home in Haarlem is 10 minutes’ walk to the town center and has a playground at the end of the street. Set up for a family, there is a fully equipped kitchen, an array of lovely toys c.0-8 years and a large 6 seater dining table. The bathroom is lovely and has a great free-standing tub and a great drench shower. The house is a 10-minute walk to the train station and there are local shops and cafés a 2-minute walk away. The hosts have a bakfiets that guests can use, for 2 children or 2 children and a baby with the Maxi-Cosi adaptor.

Why Kids Love it

The apartment is has plenty of toys and a bursting bookshelf for kids 0-10 years. There is a small play area downstairs and also a 'home corner' upstairs with a shop/theatre, kitchen, 2 baby dolls and all that they need. There are also some toys in the bedrooms. Toys include; Maileg bunnies, Sylvanian families, Playmobil, Lego, Kapla, Brio Train Set, Playdough and so much more. For babies, there are 4 high chairs (2 Stokke and 2 contained high chairs for younger children), a Baby Bjorn bouncer, Ergo carrier, playmats, baby monitor and more.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. The residence is on the 1st and 2nd floors and there are 2 sets of stairs, all with safety gates. There is parking on our street but no outdoor space at the house. Amsterdam is a 20-minute train ride away, or 40 minutes by car. Car rental may be useful but it is not essential for this location. There is also a cargo bike that guests are able to use, perfect for two children to sit it, though a third can be squeezed in too. The coast is stunning and there are some fantastic beach clubs in Bloemendaal and Zandvoort that you may never want to leave. FYI! This house is home to a friendly family cat, who will be there during your stay.

About the Location

The residence is in Kleverpark, Haarlem, a 10-minute walk into the centre and station. Kleverpark is a family-focused neighbourhood and has some great local shops and cafés such as Cleef, Kweektuin and the Dolshuys. There are plenty of playgrounds and green areas to play in, and the national park, dunes and lakes are a short 15-minute cycle ride away; the beach is 30 minutes away. Amsterdam Schiphol airport is a 20-minute drive away (40 minutes by public transit).

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroomed 2-level apartment includes a ground floor with an open plan living, dining and kitchen. The next floor up includes 4 good sized bedrooms (1 with a kingsize bed, 1 with a queensize bed, 1 with a toddler bed and 1 with a crib), plus a large bathroom with a freestanding bathtub. A roof terrace is being built; note that there is no garden.

Style Notes

Contemporary chic. The apartment is light, open and modern and is decorated in different shades of soft grey, for a contemporary and soothing feel. There is a beautiful, large wooden table in the centre of the first floor, perfect for families. The kids rooms are inviting, playful and cosy at the same time. We love the main living space downstairs, and the serene, pared back bedrooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 toddler bed
1 double air bed
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Amy P.
Member since November 04, 2013
I am a full-time mama of two children, Amelie (5) & Arlo (2). Originally from the UK, we have lived in Amsterdam & Cologne in Germany before settling in Haarlem one year ago. We love Haarlem as it is the perfect city for families; a smaller version of Amsterdam, but by the coast, with a national park separating the city and the coast. I have a love for good food & wine, travel, flowers & interiors.

Haarlem, The Netherlands

Windmills, wild sand dunes and the country’s best market

This medieval city is just 15 minutes from Amsterdam by train and is full of family-friendly things to do. Start at the Grote Markt on a Saturday, where the country’s finest street market draws in crowds from far and wide, then take a boat tour of the Spaarne River. A cycle trip to the beach via wild and windy sand dunes is another key family-friendly thing to do in Haarlem. And you can’t miss the windmills: Molen (windmill) de Adriaan is said to be one of the best in the country.