Hoofddorp Travel Guide

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Hoofddorp Things to Do

  • Mysteryland

    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...

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  • A nice place to run and close to...

    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...

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  • Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer

    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...

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Hoofddorp Restaurants

  • Nice starters

    A nice and cosy restaurant. Excellent choice of appetizers. Warning: it's a popular place so make sure you make a reservation some time in advance! One of my favorite dishes is the lobster soup: a creamy and tasteful appetizer. Very good value for money!

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  • At the market

    Marktzicht is a small high class restaurant at the Hoofddorp market.The location dates from the early years the Haarlemmermeer polder was created. Around 1860 there was a coffeehouse annex stable for the horse market.Open all week.

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  • Fantastic Sandwiches

    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.

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Hoofddorp Nightlife

  • Discotheque

    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 -...

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  • Cafe de Eersteling

    If you're up for a night out in a nice cafe this is probably the best place in Hoofddorp to go to. They play all kinds of music. Furthermore you can play darts (three boards) and billiards when it's not too busy.Open 7 days a week from 15h00 till 2h00. Dress casual.

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Hoofddorp Transportation

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    Observation Hill at the Floriade

    by seamandrew Updated Nov 29, 2002

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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.

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Hoofddorp Off The Beaten Path

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    Cruquius steam pumping station

    by martin_nl Updated Jan 2, 2003

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    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.

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Hoofddorp Sports & Outdoors

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    by martin_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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Hoofddorp Favorites

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    Beautiful Lotus Blossom

    by seamandrew Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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