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Hoofddorp is the main town in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in North Holland in the Netherlands. Hoofddorp was founded in 1853 when the Haarlemmermeer was drained. There are only 78,000 residents in Hoofddorp in 2009.
Hoofddorp was one of the villages that were founded after the Haarlemmermeer was drained but Hoofddorp was quick to improve and has been considered as an important place in the area. It was in the late nineteenth century when the area has been included in the Defense Line of Amsterdam. There was a fort built next to the main canal and then two batteries were erected in the area as well. A large dike called the Geniedijk or Engineer’s Dike was also constructed to connect the batteries and the casemates that were also created.
Hoofddorp is a small, peaceful and practical place to live in for singles and also for families. There are several reasons why living in this town is the best. First, it is oozing with history and culture; it has historic buildings and structures making it one of the most popular places to visit when you are touring the Netherlands. The beautiful historic houses, offices and buildings that are in almost every place in Hoofddorp are great sights to see. One of the most popular places to see in the town is Hoofddorp’s first windmill that was built in the center of town by Dirk David van Dijk. Increased construction near the area has damaged the windmill and before it gets completely damaged, it was moved to another area in Hoofddorp. After the windmill was moved it had operated regularly up to this day.
Possibly another reason why it is great to live in Hoofddorp is its proximity to everything a person and his family could ever need. Because of its efficient transportation services like its own railway station; transportation has become a breeze in town. There are two trains an hour that travel to Den HaaG Central Railway Station, 4 trains every hour to Amsterdam Zuid railway station and 2 trains an hour to Amsterdam Central. Bus lines operate within the city to connect different areas together. There are also buses that travel from Hoofddorp to other cities and places like Amsterdam Zuid railway station to Getseworld and Uithoom and Amsterdam Iijbug. An unlikely material was used to build the bus station at Spaarne Hospital in Hoofddorp. This is the world’s biggest structure built from synthetic materials like factory-cut polystyrene foam with a polyester skin.
Hoofddorp is also connected via main roads in the country. The A5 traverses the town that leads to Haarlem, Amsterdam and The Hague. Government offices have made Hoofddorp their home. The Netherlands Aviation Safety Board had its offices in the town. The Dutch Transport Safety Board was established as a successor agency and the Aviation Safety Board merged with this agency.
Hoofddorp has long term apartment rentals in strategic places in the area. There are small units with only a few rooms and studio-type apartments if you are looking for a small rental place. And if you are looking for a large apartment for a family with several kids then you may also be able to find units that will match your needs. You should compare about three to four apartment units according to their features, amenities and rates so you will be able to find the most suitable place to stay in Hoofddorp. Apartments are classified according to sizes, number of rooms, amenities and rates, by carefully selecting apartments you will be able to take advantage of city living in Hoofddorp.
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