Every year at the end of August there's a big dance festival called Mysteryland. It's actually more than only dance, it's also theater and lots of other entertainment. Even if you're not so much into dance music it's still a great event to visit.The day starts at 11 in the morning, and the festival ends at 11 in the evening. Big advantage: you're...more
Hoofddorp is vert close to Amsterdam. Just about a half hour with the train because you DO NOT want to go with the car. Hoofddorp is on the other side of the main highway from the dutch airport Schiphol. Very handy by the way when we go abroad.Hoofddorp has a very diverse serie of houses varying from large to small, apartments of all sorts and...more
The Historic Museum Haarlemmermeer describes the history of the Haarlemmermeer. In the museum are a lot of things like prints, old documents, reconstructions and decors tell a story about life in the Haarlemmermeer from 1852 when the land was drained untill this very moment.Open:April 1 - October 1 Tuesday - Sunday 13:00 -17:00October 1 - April 1...more
Planeetbaan 2, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 2132 HZ, The Netherlands
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
We booked this hotel as it had family rooms which could easily accommodate the 9 of us and is within...more
The 4**** hotel has 148 rooms and is relatively small compared to some other hotels in this area. I...more
V & D has a great restaurant in most of their stores. Not in their Hoofddorp location, but there is a shop connected to the street that sells their delicious sandwiches, drinks and fresh orange-juice. My favourite sandwich is a Panini sandwich with ham. However there is quite some choice, always something you'll like.more
This place used to be called the Challenge and is closed. It will open its doors again in April 2009 as Imperium.The Challenge is a great discotheque located near the centre of Hoofddorp. It is opened Friday-Sunday and sometimes during the week if there is a special event. Every night is has a different style of music:Friday - R&BSaturday -...more
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Getting to the Floriade was easy. We took the train from the Central Station to the Schiphol airport which cost us about Euro 6 roundtrip each. From there we took the Zuidtangent bus that dropped us off right at the entrance to the Floriade.
It is best to do it by foot but they do have trams similar to those in Disney World and a boat that takes you from one side of the park to the other.
Situated a few kilometers from Hoofddorp is Cruquius. This little town is home to the Cruquius steam pumping station. The machine has recently been renovated and it is working again!! See how it pumps up water, just like it did 150 years ago. Right now the building houses a museum, that informs you on how land was and is cultivated in the Netherlands. It is very interesting and you will learn something about the history of the Netherlands too!
To get to Cruquius you can take bus 140 from the train station of Hoofddorp and Haarlem and get out at Cruquius Museum.
The last two weeks of December and the first week of January you can skate the ice on the Raadhuisplein in Hoofddorp. This event takes place evey year.
Equipment: You can bring your own skates, but I think you don't have them with you standard ;-) But you can also rent them, so that saves you a lot of carrying in case you did have them with you all the time.
Go to the Floriade while it lasts!!! For more infor www.floriade.com
Fondest memory: Standing over this one lily and admiring how this flower managed to evolve into such an odd shape.