The Haarlemmermeer offers attractive opportunities for relaxation and rest in the green. For example in the Haarlemmermeerse forest only 10 minutes drive from Hotel Schiphol A4.
The Haarlemmermeerse Bos is a 115 hectare park-like area around the recreational lake that lies northwest of Hoofddorp. In 1979 the Forest was officially opened to the public. Since then, the Haarlemmermeerse Bos has developed into a regional attraction for day-trippers, hikers, groomers, cyclists, boat campers, swimmers, surfers, dog owners, horse riders and sport fishermen.
In the Haarlemmermeerse Bos you can swim in two places, in the Spartel pond and at the Zuidstrand.
Trees & insect path
The Haarlemmermeerse Bos is ideal for walking. There are two beautiful paths to discover: the tree path and the insect path.
- The tree path is 3 kilometers long. The path, which is partly unpaved, runs along many common tree and shrub species. In total you walk along 67 trees and shrubs.
- The insect path is 1.5 kilometers long. On the signs along the path you will find information about common insects in the forest. Especially on sunny days you have a great chance to see many insects.
There are several catering establishments, such as Papa's Beach House.