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Zoetermeer Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 41 photos
This town is one of those places you never visit unless you need to. There's almost no historical center to speak of, loads of new suburbs and even the name doesn't appeal to Dutchies.
Zoetermeer is most known for its business and logistic activities as it is ideally central. 20 car minutes to Utrecht, 15 to The Hague and a little over half an hour to Amsterdam, 20 minutes to Rotterdam....
No wonder the population has grown explosively because there is so much commercial activity.
On June 26th 2003 I decided to pay a little more attention to Zoetermeer. After visiting a friend, I walked to the old center, visited a local museum and wandered along the edge of the modern city heart (with the usual big stores).
Then I got into the car and drove to one of the newest suburbs to see how Dutch planologists laid out streets, houses, schools and shops in the 80s and 90s.
I was in for a pleasant surprise.
And so this page came about....
For a staggering 3 months I worked here. Not much exciting to say about that, only that my office was on the other side of the station entrance (photo above).
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