All apartment blocks in Hyde Park are named after legendary London boroughs. Kensington is without a doubt one of the poshest boroughs in this vibrant metropolis. Stately buildings and luxury British cars such as Bentleys, Jaguars and Land Rovers dominate the street scene. The borough has two parks: Kensington Gardens — one of no fewer than eight royal parks in the city — and Holland Park. This park has peacocks roaming around, a beautiful orangery where some of the plants spend the winter, tennis courts and a cricket field. It doesn't get much more British than that.
Is it a village or a city?
Hoofddorp might not always immediately make everyone’s heart leap with excitement, but those who look deeper and give it a chance will discover a thriving and growing city in the centre of the Randstad region. Conveniently located near Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Leiden and the coast. You can quickly get where you need to go thanks to good public transport connections and the many link roads.
There are also plenty of recreational and entertainment options nearby. Within walking distance of Hyde Park is a large shopping centre with various restaurants and a cinema. There are a lot of sports options in the immediate vicinity and the Haarlemmermeerse Bos is a great place to spend a lovely summer day.
Living in Hyde Park means living in a new neighbourhood within walking distance of the city centre.
Restaurants, pubs, shops, schools and sporting facilities are all around the corner.
Whether on foot or by bike, grocery shopping is easy thanks to the nearby shops. Albert Heijn and Eko Plaza are located in the shopping centre, just a 10-minute walk away. Don’t forget the expansive weekly Friday market in the city centre. Lazy morning? Why not pick up some delicious bread or other treats at Bakkerij Gorthuis bakery and deli. Feeling extra lazy? They also deliver!
Don’t feel like cooking? Or maybe just in the mood for a nice night out? There are plenty of great options to choose from in the area. L’Hirondelle Restaurant is a 2-minute walk away and a bit further along in the centre are places that offer Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine or tasty street food at Daddy Kuku.
Want to extend your evening out after dinner? Schouwburg De Meerse theatre is within walking distance in the city centre. In the mood for some music, dancing or cabaret? The theatre offers an extensive programme with something for everyone to enjoy.
And watching the latest films is no problem at the Kinepolis Hoofddorp cinema on the Raadhuisplein. Get your groove on at the annual multi-day Mysteryland festival at the former Floriade site.
Are you into sports and relaxation? Then you will feel right at home in Hoofddorp.
There are several tennis clubs (one of which is only a few minutes’ walk away), a large football club and several fitness centres.
Prefer a morning run or walk? Stretch your legs in the park next to Hyde Park. Interested in a longer run? Then the Haarlemmermeerse Bos is where you want to go.
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