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HoofddorpNetherlands

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.

Top hotels in Hoofddorp

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
4 out of 5
Rijnlanderweg 800, Hoofddorp
The price is Rs6,510 per night

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport and within 9 miles (15 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,867 reviews)

"Staff were genuinely nice and informative, the shuttle bus driver at night was so polite and caring. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
4 out of 5
Kruisweg 495, Hoofddorp
The price is Rs5,744 per night

Situated in Hoofddorp, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport and within 6 miles (10 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,069 reviews)

"Staff were lovely and the hotel is aesthetically appealing"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

NH Amsterdam Schiphol 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
The price is Rs5,028 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Olympic Stadium and World Fashion Centre. Vondelpark and World Trade ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,769 reviews)

"Bigg rooms, nice staff & good room service. They even have Ben and Jerry ice cream, which I have not seen in a little hotel. They had that little extra which made my stay great."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2020

Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4-Amsterdam Airport

Popular places to visit in Hoofddorp

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this courageous Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, and where she penned her famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

Delve into the life of this legendary troubled artist with this unique collection of works and mementos.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Visit Amsterdam’s lively central square, a venue that’s seen both protests and celebrations.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

Explore The Netherlands’ largest publicly-funded museum, full of world-famous masterpieces.

Johan Cruyff Arena
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Johan Cruyff Arena

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Catch an event at Johan Cruyff Arena and enjoy other activities in Amsterdam such as cycling.Experience the great live music and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

4.5/5(478 reviews)

Love beer? Sample one of Holland’s most famous beers and learn about how it’s brewed in this interesting multimedia exhibition.

Reviews of Hoofddorp

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4 - Good 48.091603053435115%
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3 - Okay 18.3206106870229%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

The one thing that was amazing is how friendly all the people all the local people are amazing

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2020

Nothing there

3/5 - Okay

Ethan

21 Feb 2020

Location isn’t ideal if you want to access the city centre. However it is close to the airport so that was good.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

No

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Jan 2020

Only a brief visit but a lovely small town with friendly people.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

29 Dec 2019

Hoofddorp itself is nothing special it is very close to Amsterdam and the airport

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