Hoofddorp travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hoofddorp

With a population of 132.734, Hoofddorp is a must-see destination in North Holland, Netherlands. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hoofddorp has to offer.

When to visit Hoofddorp

Hoofddorp in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hoofddorp in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Hoofddorp


When flying to Hoofddorp, you’ll arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Hoofddorp from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 20m.


Thalys is the most popular train carrier serving Hoofddorp, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Hoofddorp to Rotterdam takes 1h 13m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Brussels, expect to pay about $52 for a 1h 52m trip. The train station in Hoofddorp is called Hoofddorp, and is located 1.3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Hoofddorp is to pick up a car hire from Amsterdam, which is about 16 km from Hoofddorp. You’ll find branches of Budget and Hertz, among others, in Amsterdam.


You can travel by bus to Hoofddorp using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Rotterdam, the bus ride to Hoofddorp takes 95 km and will cost you around $32. From Eindhoven, the ticket costs about $22 for a journey of 137 km.

Airports near Hoofddorp

Airlines serving Hoofddorp

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British Airways
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Hiring a car in Hoofddorp

Expect to pay $3.84 per litre in Hoofddorp (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $46.01 and $61.34. The most frequently booked car type in Hoofddorp is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Hyundai i20 or similar) is, on average, 21% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.