I’m an apartment, divided over 2 floors. I have my own kitchen that looks out over a little sunny roof terrace. My living area has a leather vintage sofa, a table and a big desk with the same type writer Nijgh used for his master pieces. My kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave oven, coffee & tea. I have a separate second toilet on this floor.
On the top floor I have my own shower and toilet, so don’t have to share with anybody if you book me. You can enjoy a good night sleep in my big bed under the ceiling with old beams. Just swing yourself in bed. Need to squeeze in extra people? There are two extra single beds here. I’m perfect for a couple or family with bigger kids.
I have two other rooms for four people; the Klederdracht and the Old School.
// Hello I’m a real Haarlem local, born and raised. I’ve wrote all my life; lyrics, musicals, columns. I had a few loves in my life. I loved being on the wide open sea and arriving at new harbors for the first time on my Urker Kotter de Jonge Jacob. You can still take my boat for a trip. I traveled and wrote a story I really loved called de Reiziger.
Many people recognize the songs I wrote, but as I never sung them myself, they don’t know I wrote the lyrics. In some cases I wrote under the pseudonym ‘Zeepbel’. As everyone I also made mistakes in my life. One I will never be able to hide is about one of my most famous songs Malle Babbe. I looked at a painting made by Frans Hals and wrote the lyrics, however I wrote about a different painting, Het Zigeunermeisje.