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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
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Location notes
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.
Environment
A quiet station, during the week there are a lot of business travellers. There are some shelters if the weather turns bad.
Road directions
  • 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
  • Parking
    There are limited parking places available.
    Public transport
    You can reach this location form Amsterdam or Schiphol by train.

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    Amenities
    There is one paid toilet down stairs and two small shops where you can get coffee, or other drinks, and a few sandwiches.
    Accommodation
    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.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Hoofddorp

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    Streetmap links
    Hoofddorp general view map
    Hoofddorp close up map

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    Photographic notes
    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 1 - Looking north east


    Fig 2 - Looking south west

    
Fig 2 - Looking south west


    Fig 3 - Looking south west

    
Fig 3 - Looking south west


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