Get to the restaurants, shops, bars and cafes in Holland Village fast and easily using this detailed article.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Holland Village Singapore by MRT.
We have written this detailed article to get you right in the heart of Holland Village quickly and affordably. Even though Holland Village is not located right in the heart of downtown Singapore, it is still completely accessible by public transportation.
By the end of this article, you will know which MRT lines to take, which stations you should use and how to build a Holland Village itinerary once you arrive!
Fortunately, Singapore has one of the world’s best transportation systems. Expect to make it out to Holland Village efficiently while saving valuable time and money. It is also a much greener form of transportation than taking a private vehicle.
Holland Village has often been called an “ex-pat” neighbourhood, but there are many Singaporeans and tourists that make their way here daily. We will outline how you can visit too by following the specific steps in this article.
Holland Village in Singapore – Why should you visit?
Holland Village is also locally known as “Holland V” in Singapore. It is a very popular dining and shopping neighbourhood located in the Central Region of Singapore, along the boundary between Bukit Timah and Queenstown. When you visit Holland Village in Singapore, you will be impressed by the excellent selection of eateries, bars and cafes to choose from. Consequently, it is popular amongst the expatriate population within the city and young and social Singaporeans.
Over the years, Holland Village has been considered to be a ‘trend-setting’ area of Singapore. Coffee Club, for example, opened its doors in Holland Village way back in 1991. But there are also many international cafes and restaurants here which attract a lot of visitors.
Holland Village can get super busy due to its popularity as a place to eat delicious food while socializing over a few drinks. Lorong Mambong and Jalan Merah Saga are home to some of Singapore’s most famous pubs and restaurants. We suggest that you make a reservation early to avoid disappointment on weekends and the eve of public holidays.
The urban design in Holland Village is perfect for walking around. Expect to see restaurants, pubs and cafes side-by-side. The streets here can sometimes feel like a market environment with many pedestrians spilling out onto streets as they walk to their next destination. Soak up the bustling feel and make the most of your trip to Holland Village – one of Singapore’s best social spots!
Specific Details – Getting to Holland Village by MRT
Step 1: Access the nearest MRT station.
Kent Ridge Park is visited by Singaporeans, permanent residents and visitors in the city. If you live in Singapore, you likely already know the closest station to your residence.
However, tourists should carefully select a hotel near a station. Getting to Kent Ridge Park by MRT is easy if you don’t have to take a taxi or bus to the first station that you access. Singapore has multiple MRT lines that service most city areas, and it’s a more environmentally friendly method of transportation than taking a private vehicle everywhere. The ride to Holland Village can be cheap and efficient.
We have provided some hotels below that are popular amongst tourists visiting the city. They are only within 3 minutes of neighbouring MRT stations:
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star)(very close to Promenade Station)
Ascott Raffles Place (5-star) (very close to Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (very close to Bayfront Station)
Keep in mind that there are hundreds of hotels near stations in Singapore.
With your housing or accommodation sorted, it’s time to make your way to Holland Village.
Step 2: Buy a ticket or multi-use card for your trip to Holland Village.
Singaporeans and permanent residents in Singapore will likely already have a card for their trip to Holland Village. But, if you are a visiting guest, you will have to decide the kind of ticket you want to buy?
We believe that there are three main questions you have to answer to select the best ticket for your trip to Holland Village:
How long are you staying in Singapore? More or less than three days?
Do you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing – all over the place?
Do you plan on riding a bus or walking from the nearest station to your point of interest in Holland Village?
Once you have answered all these, then review the type of tickets and cards available for the MRT:
- Single trip tickets
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore Tourist Passes are an excellent choice for busy tourists in the city. And, by busy we mean going for many trips around the city every day.
When you buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, you can enjoy unlimited MRT, LRT and bus rides. You can use them for any combination of bus and MRT on the way to Holland Village Park. Typically, they are purchased for 1-3 days, depending on the length of your stay in Singapore.
Other Ticket Options
You can purchase a stored-value card if you plan on sightseeing in Singapore longer than three days. Picture these as a ‘top-up’ and ‘go’ type of deal.
We used a stored value card while learning how to get to Holland Village Singapore by MRT. Once you buy the card and top it up, the running balance will decrease every time you use the card. But then simply just top it up again, and you will be good to go!
You can also just purchase a single trip ticket if you don’t want to buy a multi-use card to get to Holland Village. These are not the best option if you also plan to take a bus on the way to Holland Village or are tight on time. Line-ups can get long at ticketing machines during peak travel times.
Therefore, try to avoid peak travel times when ticketing machines are busy purchasing a single-trip ticket.
Step 3: Plan on travelling to Holland Village MRT Station.
Getting to Holland Village is pretty easy by MRT because you are travelling to a directly named station after the surrounding area!
As you might have guessed, the closest station to Holland Village is Holland Village Station! While you are in your starting station, located this on the metro map and get ready for your trip.
We will now outline how to get to Holland Village MRT Station.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Holland Village Station.
Holland Village Station is located on Singapore’s Downtown Line, shown in orange on the public transportation map. It is station #21 on the line.
To get to Holland Village Station, you can technically travel along the Circle Line, East-West Line or the Downtown Line.
But you will have to transfer off of the East-West and Downtown Line to access Holland Village. If you are travelling along the East-West (green) line, you can transfer lines at Buona Vista Station, one station south of Holland Village.
Alternatively, if you are travelling on the Downtown Line, transfer lines at Botanic Gardens Station and take the Circle Line two stations south to Holland Village.
Step 5: Alight and exit Holland Village Station.
There are tons of shops and restaurants in Holland Village, so every person wants to go to different places when they arrive. There are lots of eateries, pubs and cafes on both sides (east and west) of Holland Station,
Holland Village MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B and C). Take note that Exit C is the one that provides barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
Take Exit A if you want to access the northern portion of Holland Avenue. Exit B will bring you out onto the southern end of Holland Road. Take Exit C if you want to access Holland Village Shopping Mall.
Step 6: Walk from Holland Village Station to your point of interest.
After you have exited Holland Village Station, you can walk directly to your point of interest.
Lorong Mambong and Jalan Merah Saga are two famous streets for dining and drinking. You can walk to them within 5 minutes from the station. Furthermore, there are multiple food markets and shopping malls within 5 minutes or less of Holland Station.
Although there are bus services in Holland Village, this area of Singapore is best explored on foot. There are tons of shops to check out and lots of roads to navigate.
Should you stay at a hotel near Holland Village or stay elsewhere?
Even though Holland Village is one of the coolest places in Singapore to explore, it isn’t well known for hotels and hostels. Therefore, you must know how to get Holland Village Singapore by MRT!!!
Based on our research, there are very few places to stay near Holland Village Station or the surrounding area.
Park Avenue Rochester is a popular 4-star hotel south of Buono Vista Station – one station south of Holland Village Station. It receives reviews of 8.3/10.
Most tourists visiting Singapore choose to stay closer to the downtown area. Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam welcome tons of tourists. If you stay in one of these areas, you should have no problem accessing the MRT and getting out to Holland Village.
Conclusion – Getting to Holland Village by MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Holland Village Singapore by MRT has provided you all the details you need to get there without any headaches! Ideally, we hope that these steps will get there fast and affordably!
Holland Village is famous for shopping, eating and drinking. So, if you are making your way here, try to maximize these social activities. For example, you might want to develop a half-day itinerary that consists of eating lunch, shopping and then eating dinner.
Some of the most popular markets and shopping malls near Holland Station include:
Raffles Holland V Mall
Holland Village Market & Food Centre
It can get busy at night with bars and clubs. If you like partying, give this area a try!
We suggest walking from Holland Station and checking out all the east and west roads of the station. You could also combine a trip to Orchard Road during the same day east of Holland Village.
Singapore Botanic Gardens are east of Holland Village. You might want to spend the morning at the Gardens and then enjoy a delicious lunch in Holland Village!
If you have any questions about how to get to Holland Village Singapore by MRT, please send us an email or comment below. We would be delighted to help you!
Enjoy your time at Holland Village, and remember to visit with an empty stomach!