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Hoofddorp
Travel Guide

Hoofddorp is the ideal base for day trips in the Randstad.

Hoofddorp is strategically located and has something to do for everyone. Combine a day of shopping in Amsterdam with a relaxing afternoon at the beach in Zandvoort and dinner in Haarlem.

Hoofddorp is built on what was the Haarlemmermeer, a lake, until the middle of the 19th century. Because the lake kept expanding and was starting to encroach on Amsterdam, it was decided to reclaim it in 1850. Two villages were established on the new land, Venneperdorp and Kruisdorp, which were later named Hoofddorp.

If you want to go shopping, Hoofddorp has plenty of shops but it's also just a stone’s throw to Amsterdam's Kalverstraat and De 9 Stratjes. Spend a fun evening in the Jordaan before returning to your accommodation in Hoofddorp.

Nature lovers can go to the beach at Zandvoort or bird watching and walking in National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. If you want to stay closer to Hoofddorp, hire a bicycle and head for the Westeinderplassen and tour the lake on a boat.

Hoofddorp is a small town, making it easy to explore on foot. The area is also perfect for a day of cycling or walking.

Take public transport for day trips that are a bit farther away. The town has a train station and a good regional bus service. It's best to leave your car in Hoofddorp and take public transport because parking fees in cities such as Haarlem and Amsterdam are very high.

Hoofddorp is in the middle of the Randstad, making it easy to reach by both public transport and car. The drive from Calais to Hoofddorp takes about 4 hours depending on traffic. You can also fly into Amsterdam and take a 5 minute train journey to Hoofddorp from Schiphol Airport.

Whatever you want to experience on your holiday, staying in Hoofddorp gives you access to a lot of cultural and fun activities.

Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
4 out of 5
Taurusavenue 12, Hoofddorp
The price is Rs5,752 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Winkelcentrum Vier Meren, Business Park Schiphol-Rijk and World Trade Center Schiphol ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
Loved it here!!!
"Amazing customer service. I am recommending to friends and family They took such good care of us We arrived shortly before 10 and kitchen was closing. During check in time they told us if we quickly get our order in they would cook it for our family. We ordered two very yummy pizzas. We felt important ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
4 out of 5
Rijnlanderweg 800, Hoofddorp
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,081 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport and within 9 miles (15 km) of Aalsmeer Flower ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,162 reviews)
"The manager was extremely nice & helpful, as were the restaurant staff. Didn’t like the water pressure of the showers, abysmal, and took forever to wash the soap off. The pillows were way too smoochy, no firmness at all. Pillow choices would be nice. However the bed and room were very large for ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4-Amsterdam Airport
Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4-Amsterdam Airport
4 out of 5
Rijksweg A4, 3, Hoofddorp
Free cancellation
The price is Rs7,155 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Olympic Stadium and World Fashion Centre. Vondelpark and Rembrandt ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,152 reviews)
"Currently renovation is in progress. Some changes for those who stayed here previously. Mainly in shuttle timetable. Keep in mind 40 min between buses. Bus now is very small with places booked in advance. Therefore there is a very comfortable local bus traveling frequently:)"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2021

Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4-Amsterdam Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Professor J.H. Bavincklaan 3, Amstelveen
The price is Rs5,547 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Amsterdamse Bos, Wagener Stadium and Amstelpark. Vondelpark and RAI Exhibition and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)
"Excellent reception staff. Good location for us. Spacious room."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Stroombaan 1, Amstelveen
The price is Rs5,868 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in Stadshart, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Amsterdamse Bos, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Johan Cruyff Arena and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (294 reviews)
"The hotel was very clean and stuff very attentive. We had a great time. We were using the bikes to get around that you can rent directly at the front desk. It takes about 30min to get to the city center by bike. Very pleasant ride.The hotel is a €20 Uber ride from the airport. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2021

Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Plantage Hortus Apartments
Plantage Hortus Apartments
4 out of 5
Plantage Muidergracht, Amsterdam
The price is Rs7,235 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hortus Botanicus, Artis and Hermitage Amsterdam. Rembrandt Square and ...
3.5/5Good! (147 reviews)
"This place is very unique and bigger than I anticipated. The one thing I wasn’t happy about was the shower drain, it was extremely slow draining, and when you have a group of guys who have been traveling all day it makes it a pretty big inconvenience. Thank being said it was a nice stay overall."

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Plantage Hortus Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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