This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Heemskerk.
Heemskerk, Netherlands, is a town found near the coast of North Holland just thirty kilometers away from Amsterdam. The town has a history dating back more than a thousand years. The most popular attractions in town are the two castles that have been here since the thirteenth century. Both castles have been rebuilt after a war in the fifteenth century and have been converted to accommodation options. Heemskerk also has other historic monuments including the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk. In summer you can easily visit the nearby beaches and sand dunes by getting on a bicycle and appreciating the countryside. If you like animals, then a trip to the animal farm at Willem Alexander Park is a great way to get up close and personal with some exotic animals.
Heemskerk has all of the facilities you would expect to have in a small town including restaurants, bars, and supermarkets. And if you love ice cream you can head to IJssalon Verdonk, which is the oldest ice cream salon in The Netherlands. The Heemskerk train station makes it easy to get to and from nearby cities like Haarlem and Amsterdam. It also makes it a good base for exploring towns in North Holland like Alkmaar and Zaandam.
Options for a Heemskerk, Netherlands hostel are extremely limited at the moment, as the town doesn't get many tourists. Your Heemskerk hostel is very unique, as it located in the Assumburg Castle, allowing you to live out your fairy tale fantasies on a budget. Your hostel in Heemskerk, Netherlands is located close to the town centre, giving easy access to restaurants and supermarkets. The Heemskerk train station is also within walking distance giving you the option to use a Heemskerk, Netherlands hostel as a base to visit nearby attractions like the Zaanse Schans windmills or the Alkmaar Cheese Market.
Written by local enthusiast for Heemskerk hostelsStraighty