Situated in the South Holland province of The Netherlands, Zoetermeer dates back to the 11th century, which became popular as a satellite city of The Hague. However, with rapid expansion, the city now assumes its own identity. Zoetermeer is a welcoming city with something in store for every visitor; history, culture, sport or even cuisine, the dimensions of the city astound all. As a tourist destination, it is within easy access if you are flying in on any of the cheap flights to Zoetermeer via Rotterdam that is just 14km away.
With a heritage of more than 1000 years and refined urban planning, Zoetermeer is right at the top in the Dutch architectural scenario. The Spazio complex with its 3 giant towers dominates the city skyline; the glass UFO structure is truly marvellous. The Dorpsstraat or the centre of the old city is a must-visit for its historic churches, cosy market squares, ancient Dutch façades and the Oude Huis’ that now accommodates the city museum. De Graanschuur, formerly a grain warehouse, is now a swanky restaurant. Take a stroll in the Vlamingstraat and Voorweg, the main roads of ancient Zoetermeer that are dotted with magnificent buildings and imposing farms. The Koepeltjesbuurt neighbourhood is especially fascinating with its many domed houses and is an engrossing study of the structuralism architecture method. Windmill ‘De Hoop’, built on the site of 16th century windmill, is especially distinctive and a great local attraction.
When you arrive by cheap flights to Zoetmermeer via Rotterdam, the huge Westerpark, the exciting Balijbo and the stunning Noordelijk Plassengebied will leave you in no doubt of the city’s moniker 'City between parks'. Tourists will find Zoetermeer to be a fun city; you can enjoy snowboarding, ice-skating, skiing, rock-climbing, white-water rafting or canoeing in the multitude of facilities that include SnowWorld, Ayers Rock, Dutch Water Dreams, PWA Silverdome and the Burg Golf Zoetermeer. Go berserk shopping at the town centre; big labels, specialized boutiques, delis, art galleries – you have them all. The town is celebrated for its dining opportunities; countless restaurants and bars cater to every cuisine you could desire. Choose from any of the hotels in Zoetmermeer for a stay as luxurious as the place itself.