Our house is a former factory (300m2),that has been a factory for almost an entire century before we made it our home.The living room is spacious, with the sitting area, dining area, children's area and kitchen area all in one large shared space, incl a nice fireplace in the middle.
The house is real close to Haarlem's city center; only 10mins walk/5 mins bikeride. The beach is only 10mins car drive away. Haarlem is full of boutiques,restaurants, bars, just a lovely place to visit!
The space is really big, the kids bike through the livingroom and have a swingset they can play with. We have a large kitchen with all appliances, incl. dishwasher. The fireplace is see-through, so you can enjoy it from two sides (in the sitting area and the dining area). Most important attribute of the home is the location; very close to city center of Haarlem, not so far from the Central station (with trains leaving for Amsterdam every 10mins) and a bike or car ride from the beach.
We are a young married couple from the Netherlands. We moved back to the Netherlands after an adventure in Shanghai. We thoroughly enjoy living in Haarlem, close to the beach, yet still in a great city full of life and nice boutiques, bars and restaurants. We like traveling therefore have an airbnb account, hoping to give others a chance to use our great house while we are not at home.