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Stayokay Heemskerk

Tolweg 9, Heemskerk, 1967 NG, Netherlands

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Overall Rating 85%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 81%
Location 82%
Security 87%
Service 89%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 87%

Stayokay Heemskerk is housed in a 13th-century castle, Slot Assumburg. Walk through the beautiful gardens or visit the town. See you at Stayokay Heemskerk!

  • Dorm
    From €22.00
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Heemskerk Hostel

Hostel Heemskerk

Welcome to our hostel

Do you want to stay in fairytale surroundings? How about a 13th-century castle with a moat and turrets? Stayokay Heemskerk is set in Slot Assumburg - an ancient castle which offers modern comfort in a historic setting. It’s just 25 minutes from Amsterdam and close to the beach. With tasteful and distinctive rooms, such as original tower rooms, you’ll feel like the lord or lady of the manor!

There is capacity for 180 guests and some rooms are located in the castle’s turrets. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and bicycle hire. Enjoy a walk through the beautifully manicured grounds around the castle or rent a bike to go for a trip through the countryside. Wake up each morning to a complimentary breakfast in the authentic dining room.

Nearby, you’ll find the North Holland Dune reserve, a great national park where you can easily walk or bike. Or go by car to the little seaside towns of Wijk aan Zee, Bakkum or Castricum. Uitgeestermeer lake is less than 3 kilometres away and is perfect for canoeing, surfing and sailing. Don't forget the windmills at the Zaanse Schans, the Keukenhof flower gardens, the IJmuiden fishing harbour or the Beverwijkse Bazaar!


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of EUR 2,50 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 23:00
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +31 (0)251 232 288

Fax. +31 (0)251 251 024

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Beverwijkse bazaar (3 to 5km)
  • Lake Uitgeestermeer (5 to 10km)
  • Heemskerk centre (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



A very nice old style YHA in a rural area - Red Squirrels in the garden, woods to walk in etc. Very friendly old couple run the place - good food.


Avatar for Ian


Fri 06 May 2016

Le cadre était magnifique. La chambre confortable avec vue sur le parc, très calme. Le personnel très sympa. Bon petit déjeuner. Dommage que cette auberge ne soit pas en pleine nature, mais impossible de la déménager !


Avatar for nicole


Sun 03 Apr 2016

I'm sure normally this hostel is great, but it was disappointing to receive an email after I'd booked saying that the castle was closed, that there would be no facilities available at all except for the room during my stay, and that if I arrived after 5pm I would not be let in. Information on the website said checkin was until 11pm. The email arrived after I'd already set off and couldn't change my plans, and couldn't arrive before 5pm. Not knowing all of this in advance was not very fair.


Avatar for Roger


Sat 19 Mar 2016

Excellent overall experience,I would have no hesitation in recommending this hostel,especially great for families. 10 out of 10


Avatar for Simon


Thu 05 Nov 2015

Very pleasant stay value for money and a special building!


Avatar for Louise


Thu 03 Sep 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (2 to 3km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

25 kilometres to Schipol Airport Amsterdam
Take the train to Beverwijk station then take bus 74. Get off at the Jan van Kuikweg stop, which is 200 metres from the hostel
IJmuiden. From Amsterdam Central Station take the ferry to Velsen Zuid. Then take bus 74 directly to hostel
At the hostel, you can park free of charge. Take the A9 motorway towards Haarlem/Alkmaar. Take the Heemskerk exit and follow the signs to Heemskerk. At the mini-roundabout follow the signs pointing to the centre. At the first traffic lights take a left. Go 300 metres, the hostel is on your left.
Take the train to Beverwijk station. Then take bus 74. Get off at the Jan van Kuikweg stop, which is 200 m from the hostel. You can also take a special ‘train taxi’ for a fixed price or a regular taxi from Beverwijk station. Heemskerk station is a 20-minute walk from the hostel. There is no bus or train taxi service from Heemskerk station. You also can take the Fast Flying Ferry from Amsterdam Central station to Velsen Zuid. From here, take bus 74 and get of at Jan van Kuikweg. To plan your train trip we recommend using
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy

Sustainability labels

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