Spaarnedroom offers four luxurious apartments in the heart of Haarlem. All of them are a stone’s throw away from the Grote Markt (Big Market), St. Bavo Church and the Teylers Museum. The first apartment Pieter Reijnders acquired– on number 42 Spaarne – overlooks the river; arguably the best possible view of Haarlem. “It is literally a dream view, hence I named it Spaarnedroom (Spaarnedream),” Pieter explains, but he recently renamed it De Witte Olyphant, after the historical name of the apartment building.“Before the houses were numbered, they were referred to by the signs outside. This was called ‘Daer d’witte olyphant uythangt’ (‘where the white elephant hangs out’),” Pieter clarifies.