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.

NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
4 out of 5
Kruisweg 495, Hoofddorp
The price is £47 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"The hotel is nearby the airport, which is very convenient for long layovers. The staff is amazing, it really surpassed my expectations, would highly recommend it and would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

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Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
4 out of 5
Taurusavenue 12, Hoofddorp
The price is £66 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Winkelcentrum Vier Meren and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Business Park Schiphol-Rijk. World ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Very nice and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
NinetyNine Hotel Amsterdam Airport
NinetyNine Hotel Amsterdam Airport
3.5 out of 5
Kruisweg 601, Hoofddorp
The price is £47 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from World Trade Center Schiphol Airport and within 9 miles (15 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction and Amsterdamse ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Shower was not placed properly, therefore water was in the bathroom floor. Everything else was fine"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2021

NinetyNine Hotel Amsterdam Airport
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Adagio Amsterdam City South
Adagio Amsterdam City South
3.5 out of 5
Professor J H Bavinckln 5, Amstelveen, NL
The price is £75 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Amsterdamse Bos and within 3 miles (5 km) of RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (333 reviews)
"The property is great, very quiet, easy access to several supermarkets and good restaurants The only negative thing is the wifi needs signing in everyday, and sometime id down or "not safe", as classified by google security"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Adagio Amsterdam City South
Spacious Luxury Studio With Netflix Near & AMS
Spacious Luxury Studio With Netflix Near & AMS
18006 Graan voor Visch, Hoofddorp, North Holland
The price is £89 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in the heart of Hoofddorp, this romantic holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of World Trade Center Schiphol Airport, Aalsmeer Flower Auction and Amsterdamse ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Sehr großer Wohlfühlfaktor!
"Die Ferienwohnung war überaus sauber. Die Vermieter waren sehr aufmerksam und liebevolle Gastgeber. Es wurde stets gefragt ob etwas fehlt und ob wir noch etwas bräuchten. Nur zum Weiterempfehlen!"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2021

Spacious Luxury Studio With Netflix Near & AMS
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
4 out of 5
De Ruijterkade 127, Amsterdam
The price is £113 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Public Library and Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA). Dam Square and Anne Frank ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (381 reviews)
"Stayed in 2019. Good value, spacious and clean. Close to the station and only 15 minute walk to Dam Square"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
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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