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Westkolk 54 2063JR Spaarndam Gem. Haarlem

Asking price € 1.225.000 

Year of construction
Floor space
225 m²
Number of rooms
Lot size
120 m²


Double house on the waterfront.
Special, stylishly restored monument with a unique layout. With beautiful light and stunning views over the harbour, the Spaarne and village square. In the picturesque fishing village Spaarndam, with in the vicinity a supermarket, several restaurants, primary schools and public transport.

In 1636, the building was used as a sail-maker's shop and in 1872 it was converted into a residence. Throughout the years, several adjustments have been made for the comfort of living, whereby various original elements have been preserved. The current owners have restored the house between 2000 and 2002. Over the years, the charming building has been well maintained and very recently, the paintwork has also been serviced. The national monument consists of two separate dwellings that can be used separately and a large living/working area in the former sail-making shop, which can be used for many purposes. The house receives natural daylight through the many windows, which, especially in winter, has a playful effect due to the reflection of the low sun in the water.

It really is the place for sun and water lovers. From three sides of the building there is a view of the water and the oldest, still hand-operated lock in the Netherlands. The choice was made to live on the first floor because of the view over the Spaarne, the Kolk and the village square with the cultural-historical bandstand.

In 1200, Spaarndam was founded as a dam between the Zuiderzee and the Spaarne. The most important activities at that time were fishing and shipbuilding. The transhipment of the sea-going vessels to the inland navigation took place in the Kolksluis. Present-day Spaarndam is a nice place to live near Amsterdam, Haarlem and the Kennemer dunes with both the peace and quiet of the countryside and the dynamics of a lively village. Besides a marina, a cosy village pub and several restaurants, Spaarndam has two primary schools and a medical centre. Last year, the new large AH supermarket was opened. There is a regular bus connection with Haarlem city centre and in 10 minutes you can reach the railway station Haarlem Spaarnwoude, where a train to Amsterdam CS leaves every 15 minutes. In Haarlem, there are several secondary schools and an international school.

Spaarndam borders on the recreational area Spaarnwoude with all possibilities for relaxation and entertainment (golf, indoor ski centre, riding school, etc.). Bloemendaal aan zee and the Kennemer dunes are easy to reach by bicycle.

Good to know
* Built in 1872
* Fully restored in 2000-2002; major maintenance 2014-2015
* Brick facades cleaned and grouted, other facades plastered in 2002
* Largely double glazed except for the monumental windows on the square
* Terrace with view over the harbour
* Beautiful view over the Kolksluis and the square with historical bandstand
* On quiet road with only local traffic
* Central heating boiler Intergas 2016 (property); Central heating boiler Intergas 2021 (lease)
* Fireplace and wood stove (swept in May 2021)
* Pitched roof fully restored, re-roofed and insulated in 2001
* Paintwork 2018 and 2021
* Wardrobes and plumbing renewed in 2001 and 2004
* Ziggo and KPN connections available
* Lots of storage space c.q. closets
* Protected townscape; Municipal monument; Part of provincial monument
* National monument (grants and low-interest loans available)
* Work on Kolksluis completed mid-May 2022
* Architectural report Monumentenwacht present (September 2021)
* Free parking
* Delivery in consultation

Westkolk 54

Ground Floor
Entrance via double doors to a spacious living/working area, "the Meeting Kitchen" with a custom-made kitchen of old wood, with dark natural stone counter top and built-in dishwasher. In this large room there are several large closets. A beautiful wood stove completes the atmosphere. This place is currently used as a meeting room, but can easily be transformed into a kitchen, workshop, home office or shop. From here you enter the hallway with closet and stairs to the first floor. In this hallway there is also a toilet with fountain, the place for washing machine/dryer and the exit to the Taanplaats.

First floor
The entrance at Westkolk 54 takes you via a staircase to the first floor that connects the two dwellings.
Landing with access to toilet. Spacious living room with a beautiful view, fireplace and built-in cupboards. From the lounge, you can go to the library, from where you have a view of the Kolksluis and the little square at Westkolk. In the library there is a storage room with a central heating boiler. From the library you can reach the second floor. Through the lounge you walk to the kitchen with its high monumental spruce roof. The kitchen is equipped with various appliances and a fixed china cabinet. From the kitchen you can reach the bedroom on the West side. In the bedroom there is a closet. Through a sliding door you enter the bathroom with bath, shower, double sink and towel radiator From the kitchen a staircase leads to the hallway below the living / working area on the ground floor and the exit to the Taanplaats.

Second floor
There are two roofs with two different living spaces underneath. The fixed staircase from the library leads to the second floor with two bedrooms with skylights and plenty of storage space. Bathroom with skylight, shower, washbasin and toilet.

The other second floor is accessible via a fixed staircase from the kitchen and leads to a landing with a high void, a charming skylight in the roof and a beautiful view over the kitchen and the harbour. From the landing there is access to a bedroom with skylight. This room is also ideal to use as a laundry room, gym or possibly to transform into a luxury spa at home. The connections for shower and toilet are already present.

Westkolk 52
Ground floor
This independent house has its entrance at Westkolk 52. Meter cupboard in the hall. Cosy bedroom with built in cupboard and lovely view over the little square. Bathroom with shower, washbasin, toilet and connection for washing machine. Living room with several closets, antique fire place and view over the harbour. A half open kitchen with several built-in appliances and closet for the recently renewed central heating boiler. Through the kitchen door at the Taanplaats you step outside on the sun terrace.
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225 m²
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Westkolk 54 2063JR Spaarndam Gem. Haarlem

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