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Get to know Schiedam (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Schiedam. To help you make friends with Schiedam before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Schiedam, Netherlands, is the city of the tallest windmills, jenever (Dutch gin), and canals. It is a nice but small city. There are a few sites to see, but Schiedam is not a city where you can stay entertained for several days, but that does not mean that Schiedam is not worth visiting.

Schiedam is one of the few cities where the liquor jenever -- also known as Dutch gin -- is produced. The jenever from Schiedam may actually be the most famous. Jenever is one of the most popular drinks among the elderly in Netherlands. You can visit the distillery and try the different kinds of jenever. If you are into liquor, visiting the distillery will be a highlight of your visit to Schiedam.

Besides the distillery, Schiedam is a nice city to walk around for a day. You can see the six windmills, which are the tallest traditional windmills in the world, and see the canals and the city hall and church. Remember that Schiedam is a small city, and you can probably see it all in one day.

The options for a hostel in Schiedam, Netherlands are extremely scarce, but it's not a big problem as there is no reason to book a hostel in Schiedam, Netherlands anyway. Rotterdam is only five minutes away by train and even the metro and tram network of Rotterdam is connected to Schiedam and nearly every place in Rotterdam can be reached within half an hour from Schiedam’s city centre. There is no need to book a hotel in Schiedam, Netherlands, because you are better off booking a hostel in Rotterdam. Delft is also only eight minutes by train from Schiedam, so you can consider booking a hostel there too. Even The Hague is only about twenty minutes away by train.

Written by local enthusiast for Schiedam hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Schiedam hostels Martin Straatman

Your Packing List for Schiedam

Your Packing List for Schiedam

Pack smart, not hard

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Other Nearby Cities

Rotterdam (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Delft (10 Km / 6 mi.)
The Hague (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Scheveningen (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Dordrecht (23 Km / 14 mi.)
Noordwijk (35 Km / 22 mi.)

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