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This is a local station where the High speed trains to and from Amsterdam / Brussel / Paris will pass through.
Railway type and traffic
Mainline, with mainly high speed and some local traffic.
There is no freight as this goes via another route avoiding Airport Schiphol.
A quiet station, during the week there are a lot of business travellers. There are some shelters if the weather turns bad.
Take the A10 in Amsterdam Nieuw-West from the Rozengracht and s105.Continue on the A10.Take the A4 / E19 to Taurusavenue in Hoofddorp.Take exit 3-Hoofddorp from the A4 / E19.Continue on Taurusavenue.Drive to the Mercuriusplein.
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Hoofddorp map co-ordinates
There are limited parking places available.
There is one paid toilet down stairs and two small shops where you can get coffee, or other drinks, and a few sandwiches.
There are not a lot of B&Bs or Hotels in the area. It would be better to go into Central Amsterdam, 20 minutes by train.
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Hoofddorp general view map
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The best position for trains coming from Schiphol is around lunchtime from platform one where you see the Higspeed trains.
You can also take pictures of departing trains from platfrom 2
From platform 4 you can take pictures in the early morning but in the late afternoon you get a lot of lights straight in the camera from the sun.
It usually takes about 3 hours before the trains passing cycle back to the same ones you saw earlier.
General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 - Looking south west
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