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Hoofddorp, as a little town near Amsterdam, is literally translated as Main Village. This town is in the Defense line of Amsterdam (a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam). Furthermore, this town has a good transport connection to a big amount of cities. For instance, Den Haag, Amsterdam, Leiden, etc. Moreover, Hoofddorp is not far from Schiphol Airport, that's why here you can find a lot of hotels. There is one interesting fact that the Netherlands Aviation Safety Board was headquartered in this town. In addition, there are a lot of places in Hoofddorp, such as shopping malls, restaurants, bars, discotheques, spring and summer festivals.

More about Hoofddorp

Population
73 000
Region
North Holland
Weather

Summer  22°C (72°F)

Winter  -1°C (30°F)


Remoteness

Amsterdam - 16 minutes by train

The Hague - 38 minutes by train

Rotterdam - 40 minutes by train

Utrecht - 40  minutes by train


Cost of living (approximate prices)

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 775 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 650 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,195 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 965
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 143
  • Internet € 40 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 75 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 2 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.5 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 29                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 15
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 60
  • Beer € 3
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 22 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 8 
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