Hostel Heemskerk

13th-century castle

Host: Judith

About this hostel

Castle in sight!

Stayokay Heemskerk is located in a 13th-century castle: Sleep like a true castle lord or lady!

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Staying in Heemskerk

Heemskerk is centrally located between Alkmaar, Haarlem and Amsterdam. You can go in all directions! Start the day with a walk in the dunes and finish it off with a visit to the capital.

In the hostel

This 13th-century castle, Slot Assumburg, is a sight to see! A large entrance, lavish halls, the moat, it's all truly bewitching. A lovely and sizeable garden can be found behind the castle, a wonderful place to relax.

You can book a shared or private room. Each room has its own shower and toilet, and a princely breakfast buffet awaits you every morning. Did you know that we're also sustainable? We work with many different organic products and you can find myriad herbs in the garden.

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Stayokay Heemskerk
Sleep like a baby
Check-in 15:00
Check-out 10:30
Tolweg 9, 1967 NG Heemskerk Route
+31 (0)251 232 288

What to expect

Breakfast included
Free parking
Bicycle Rental
Electric charging point

  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • Baby beds*
  • Bar & restaurant

* Subject to availability and confirmation by the hostel prior to arrival.

Breakfast: 08:00 - 09:30, on Sunday 08:30 - 10:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 19:00


Reviews are important. For you and for us. It helps you to make the right choice and helps us to learn. That is why we post reviews on external (booking) sites on our own website.

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Guests receive an email after their stay to leave a review. The scores are calculated by means of an analysis of the written review and are based on the past 12 months. Written reviews are summarised because we cannot show them in full due to copyright issues. But positive or negative, we post them all. We do not pay for reviews and fake reviews are reported.


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast.

Guest, July 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom and the bathroom. Was less satisfied by the housekeeping.

Family from Germany, July 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast, the restaurant, the bedroom, and the bathroom.

Family from Brazil, July 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom, the bathroom, and the housekeeping.

Family from Germany, July 2024

★ ★

The guest appreciated the restaurant and the personnel.

Family from Netherlands, July 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast and the personnel.

Solo traveller from Germany, June 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom, the food, and the restaurant.

Family, June 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom. Was less satisfied by the surrounding area.

Family from Finland, June 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast and the bedroom.

Couple from Germany, June 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom.

Solo traveller from Hungary, June 2024

What people say

  • Very good hostel
  • Very clean and tidy
  • Pretty good rooms
  • Good service
  • Very fair prices
  • Nice bathrooms
  • Satisfying restaurant
  • Nice breakfast

Who said it

  • 60% Families
  • 17% (School) groups
  • 15% Solo travellers
  • 7% Couples

Route & location

Public transport

By train and bus

From Beverwijk train station take bus 72 and get off at the Jan van Kuikweg stop, just 200 m from the hostel. You can also take a special 'train taxi' for a fixed price or regular taxi from Beverwijk station.

Heemskerk station is a 20-minute walk from the hostel, but with no bus or train taxi service.

Private transport

Free parking

From the A9 Haarlem / Alkmaar, exit Heemskerk, follow the signs to Heemskerk. Follow at the distributor center. At the first traffic light to the left, after 300 m, the hostel is on the left between the trees.


There is plenty of free parking space next to the hostel. You can charge your electric car at a charging station here.

Local hotspots

Delightful as the castle may be, the surroundings also have a lot to see. How convenient! Because Heemskerk is very centrally located. Visit our capital Amsterdam, experience nature in the Kennemer dunes, or spend a leisurely day strolling the coastline. How about going shopping in Beverwijk, the largest roofed market of Europe?


We work hard every day to ensure a sustainable stay. Did you know all of our hostels are certified with the EU Ecolabel? We're quite proud of that. Below, you can find our sustainable solutions at Stayokay Heemskerk. Want to read more? Check out our sustainability page.

Mission zero
  • 100% green energy
  • Green gas
  • Double glazing
  • Charging station electric cars (at hostel)
Close the loop
  • Circular corporate clothing
  • Waste separation
  • Orbisk Zero Food Waste
  • Frying fat recycling for biodiesel
We love H2o
  • Plastic-free buffet
  • Free water tap
  • Water saving taps
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Eco-friendly shampoo / body wash (for sale)
Feel good
  • Bike rental
  • Organising cleanups
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • UTZ coffee & fairtrade tea
  • Organic drinks
  • Organic bread

Join us for a bite?

Our chefs provide an extensive breakfast and dinner buffet daily. Always with tasty veg(n), organic and local products. Going on an all-day adventure? Then bring a packed lunch!

Reserve your dinner when booking or check out the daily menu on the chalkboard at reception. Also discover our small à la carte menu in the Stayokay restaurant. Did someone say pizza, appetisers & cocktails?

Good to know

You'll be given bed linen upon arrival to make your own bed. Towels are not included but can be rented at the hostel.

  • Guests under 18 are only allowed in private rooms.
  • Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
  • Guests aged 16 or 17 may stay without an adult but must bring a completed consent form.
  • Dogs are welcome in certain months of the year. Service dogs are always allowed in private rooms.
  • You can stay a maximum of 7 consecutive nights at the same location.
  • This is a cashless hostel. You can pay with debit or credit card. We do not accept cash money.

Attention: The hostel is accessible until midnight, and the front doors are locked after this time.

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