This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Helmond. To help you make friends with Helmond before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
With its architecture, street art, and a castle, Helmond, Netherlands, is quite an unexpected cultural city. Helmond -- in the southeast of the Netherlands, only ten kilometres east of Eindhoven -- is more than one thousand years old and has had city rights since the thirteenth century. The days the city has just under a hundred thousand inhabitants.
The city centre is the most interesting part of Helmond. Most cafes and restaurants are in the city centre and here you'll find the majority of the landmarks. The city’s castle -- which dates back to the fourteenth century -- is Helmond’s biggest eye-catcher, at the edge of the city centre. Previously, this castle served as city hall, but is now home to a museum. Another eye-catcher are the cubic houses by architect Piet Blom; they are similar to the more famous ones in Rotterdam. None of the outside walls are straight; just imagine living inside! If you want to see the cubic houses from the inside and you are traveling around the Netherlands, there is a hostel in some of the cubic houses in Rotterdam. You can also visit one of several art galleries or see the street art in Helmond.
You will not find many hostels in Helmond, Netherlands. Your hostel in Helmond, Netherlands, is mainly targeting travelers dancing the tango, but is open to all. Meet other tango dancers at this Helmond, Netherlands hostel and visit milongas around the Netherlands together. If you want to explore the region when staying at a Helmond, Netherlands hostel, you can at no cost borrow from the hostel a folding bike, which can be taken for free on domestic trains.
The best time of the year to visit Helmond, Netherlands, may be during the carnival. The carnival parade in Helmond is one of the biggest in the Netherlands. If you are not visiting during carnival, you may like to visit the weekly street markets on Wednesday mornings and Saturdays.
Written by local enthusiast for Helmond hostelsMartin Straatman