Hotels in Hoofddorp, Netherlands - your base to discover the city.
Hoofddorp HotelsOn the flat plains of northern Holland is the often overlooked gem of Hoofddorp - a place that blends the best of a city break with the serenity of a country retreat. From white-washed windmills to colourful bicycles, Hoofddorp is a quintessentially Dutch experience with an eclectic past and a procession of unique events happening throughout the year. Built on land that was underneath Haarlemmermeer Lake until the 19th century, the city’s short lifespan creates an unmistakeably modern vibe around each of its pristine corners. Things to seeFor an introduction to Hoofddorp’s unique history, hop along to the Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer next to Schiphol Airport. Here you will uncover how Hoofddorp land was reclaimed from the waters through an interactive experience of video, dressing up, and a variety of exhibits. Once acquainted with Hoofddorp history, head into the city and hit the central mall and shopping districts – a busy hive of small, boutique shops alongside an array of international retailers. If you’re in town for one of the famous Hoofddorp events, get ready for a wild time. The yearly Mystery Land festival is highly recommended, and draws visitors from every corner of Europe to experience its stellar line-up of electronic dance acts. Hoofddorp is also just a short train away from Amsterdam, ideal as both a day trip option and as a quieter, less frenetic base to explore Holland’s eclectic capital. Hotels in HoofddorpHoofddorp hotels tend to veer to the more luxury side and there are a variety of 5-star offerings all available with spa facilities, opulent restaurants, complimentary WiFi, and satellite TV. For the budget traveller, excellent Hoofddorp hotel deals cab be found offering breakfast and WiFi access within the price of the room. With Hoofddorp being so close to Holland’s main airport, business travellers are comprehensively covered, with some hotels proffering a shuttle service to and from the airport as well as a bar, complimentary breakfast, and conference centres. Where to stayMost of the hotels sit within commutable distance from Schiphol Airport so are outside the centre of the city. To escape the noise of the airport, head to the west of the city towards Hillegom; great for serene day trips to the seaside to look out on the waves of the North Sea. The countryside is also closer, where you can marvel at the expansive green of the flat Holland plains, interspersed at steady intervals by quaint sights of grazing cattle, windmills, and farmhouses. The heart of the city is perfect for shoppers but there is only one hotel, so if you’re hoping to shop until you drop make sure to organise a taxi back to your suite. How to get to HoofddorpThe Schiphol Airport is the main entry point for travellers from all over the world and has a variety of transfer options, including a 4-minute train service to Hoofddorp as well as buses and cabs. Often, hotels operate a shuttle service included in the price of the stay so getting to your destination will be a relaxing affair. Amsterdam is only 20 kilometres away and trains depart at regular intervals, with bicycle hire available throughout the city for getting around when venturing out for the day.