( Listen? / I ) Zoetermeer is a municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland and counted on 1 January 2013 as declared by the CBS 123 064 inhabitants. The total area of the municipality is 37.06 km ².
Zoetermeer is situated between Utrecht and The Hague, on the railroad and highway lines Utrecht - The Hague. There are in Zoetermeer various industrial enterprises, mainly IT and telecommunications.
The place was originally a farming village, was built in the 1970s to a satellite city of The Hague. In the center is still a village church survived from the 18th century.
- 6.1 colleges
- 6.2 Secondary Schools
- 6.3 Adult education institutes
- 6.4 Vocational Training
- 6.5 Special Education 6.5.1 Additional special education schools
- 6.5.2 Special Education Elementary Schools
- 6.5.3 Special secondary schools Special Education
- 7.1 National Monuments
- 7.2 Leisure
In 1992, the International Garden Festival Floriade was held in Zoetermeer. 2009 Mountain Bike Championship was held in Zoetermeer.
Frame data Zoetermeers
- Area: 3,705 ha
- Population: 121 580 (2010)
- Apartments: 52 425 (2009)
- Population density: 3545 people per km ²
- Apartment Density: 1416 per km ²
- Average Apartment Instrumentation: 2.32
- Company: 5627 (2008)
- Jobs (more than 12 hours / week): 51 004 (2008) of them in the IT sector: 5434
- City center 11
- Dorp 12
- Driemanspolder 13
- Meerzicht 15 and 16
- Buytenwegh de Leyen; Buytenwegh 17 and 26
- Buytenwegh de Leyen; de Leyen 25 and 26
- Rokkeveen 18 and 19
- Palenstein 22
- Seghwaert 23, 24 and 27
- Oosterheem 21 and 29
In addition to the residential areas Zoetermeer is surrounded by several industrial areas.
- Industrial and outdoor areas Brinkhage
- Oosterhage Oost
- Oosterhage West
From the village to the city
The church today Zoetermeer was formed by the merger of the municipalities Seghwaert and Zoetermeer in 1935. To respond to the increased demand for housing in 1962 it was decided Zoetermeer, as New Town ( " Groeikern " ) expel.
After 1962 Zoetermeer has grown from a community of villages with less than 10,000 inhabitants to a city with more than 100,000 inhabitants in 1991. Traditional agriculture and the dialect became extinct.
Palenstein (1965), Driemanspolder (1966) and Meerzicht (1969)
In the first newly built quarters Driemanspolder, Palenstein and Meerzicht skyscrapers were built. This should bring especially young families to Zoetermeer. In other quarters, there are mainly houses with gardens.
Buytenwegh de Leyen (1974 ), Seghwaert (1976 ), Noordhove (1985 )
But the demand for new homes remained large. Especially low rise and single-family homes remained popular. In a fast pace and the Seghwaert Buytenwegh de Leyen quarter were realized. In these two areas, there are plenty of green spaces and water. Storey are almost impossible to find in this neighborhood. 1985, the start was made with the new district Noord Hoven adjacent to " de Zoetermeerse plas ", a water sports area.
City Center ( 1981)
In 1981 started the construction of the city center, which was planned as a new shopping center of the city. On the ground floor were shops, parking and a train station, built in the shopping arcade and above homes and offices on the first floor. So should develop a compact and car-free shopping street, which is accessible also good with cars and public transport. The apartments should ensure that the center remains alive even after closing. "Het Stadshart " is built in four sections: In phase 1, the western part, in Phase 2 Promenade, in phase 3 Passage, the northern, southern and western part and in phase 4 Waranda. In 2006, with the " Spazio Shopping Space" the latest addition was opened by Stadshart and the end of 2007 launched the sixth and final extension, Cadenza.
As the completion of the first phase of Noord Hoven drew near, south of the A12 started the construction of Rokkeveen. In 1992, the agricultural and horticultural exhibition Floriade was held here. The park and the Balijbos in the western part of Rokkeveen are still from that era. In 2000 it was decided to expand Noord Hoven direction Benthuizen. The second section is more varied than the first. There are many condos and the ability to build homes.
Almost simultaneously began construction of Noordhove II in 2000, the construction of Oosterheem east of the city. At the same time Randstadrail was extended to Zoetermeer to BlieZo station ( " Verlengde Oosterheemlijn "). The expansion of the Randstadrail (S -Bahn ). In the Oosterheem quarters are in the future about 30,000 inhabitants and constructed 8,500 apartments. This Oosterheem would be the largest district of Zoetermeer. After expectations Oosterheem will be completed by the end of 2011.
Zoetermeer has reached with the construction of Oosterheem also in northeastern its town limits. The polder in the north part of the Groene Hart and may not therefore be built on. A further increase of volume and number of apartments is only possible with multi-storey, overbuilding of roads or at the expense of green spaces. The redevelopment of the A12 and the Europawegtunnel be investigated.
The demolition of the old city district is currently a major challenge. Palenstein, 40 years old is the first district to be dismantled. Construction makes partly accommodate lower building and it will search for a better balance between social housing and more expensive detached homes.
Zoetermeer is in 40 years to a city with 121 274 inhabitants grew (as of 1 June 2009).
The local council of Zoetermeer includes 39 seats. The council was in the past as follows:
- The ChristianUnion in 1994 and 1998 represented by the ChristianUnion the Gereformeerd Politiek Verbond (GPV ) and the Reformation Politieke Federatie (RPF ).
The current mayor of Zoetermeer, Jan Waaijer of the (CDA ).
The Alder men for the period 2010-2014 are:
- Edo Haan ( PvdA)
- Bé Emmens (VVD )
- Patrick van Domburg (VVD )
- Frank Speel (CDA )
- Mariëtte van Leeuwen ( list Hilbrand Nawijn )
Drs J. ( Jelke ) Dijkstra 's municipal secretary.
' alg.bijz = algemeinn bezonder, ref = reformed, of = public, p = Protestant, rk = Roman Catholic
- De Haagse Hogeschool, Academie voor ICT & Media
- Alfrink College
- Erasmus College ( Daltononderwijs )
- Oranje Nassau College | Oranje Nassau College ( ONC ), with two branches: ONC Clauslaan
- ONC Parkdreef
Adult education institutions
- ID College Regionaal Opleidingen Center ( ROC)
- Vestiging Van Doornenplantsoen
- ID College Regionaal Opleidingen Center ( ROC)
- Vestiging Van Doornenplantsoen
Additional special education schools
- De Keerkring ( of. / P / rk)
- Scholengemeenschap Christelijk Instituut Effatha ( p)
- J. C. Pleysierschool voor VSO ZMOK ( alg.bez. )
- Prof Dr. Leo Kannerschool voor SO- ZMOK ( alg.bijz. )
Special Education Elementary Schools
- De Voorde ( speciaal onderwijs for the hearing impaired )
- De Horizon (rk )
- De Vuurtoren (op)
- Het Zwanenbos (op)
Special secondary schools Special Education
- Het Atrium ( of / p / rk)
- Achtsprong (rk )
- Annie M. G. Schmidt School ( of)
- Baanbreker ( OBNoordhove ) ( of)
- Buut (rk )
- Da Vinci ( of)
- Edelsteen ( of) ( Dalton )
- Elzenhoek (rk )
- Floriant (rk )
- Florence Nightingale ( of)
- Groene Hart ( of)
- Hofvijver ( p)
- Klimop ( of)
- Beatrix of the Netherlands | Queen Beatrix School ( p) ( Jenaplan )
- Wilhelmina of the Netherlands | Queen Wilhelminaschool (ref.)
- Sea Burgh, loc. Vijverburgh (OF)
- Sea Burgh, loc. Meerpaal ( of)
- Meester Verwersschool ( of) ( Montessori )
- Noordeinde ( p)
- Oostwijzer (rk )
- Palet (rk )
- Passe Partout ( Alg bez. ) ( Montessori )
- Paul School ( rk)
- Piramide ( of)
- Plankier (OF)
- Prins Bernhard School ( p)
- Prins Claus School ( p)
- Prinses Amalia school ( p)
- Regenboog (rk )
- Saffier ( of)
- Schanskorf ( ref)
- Schrijverke (rk )
- Spectrum (OF)
- Spelevaert (rk )
- Spring Plank ( OBSeghwaert ) ( of) ( Dalton )
- Tjalk ( of)
- Touwladder (rk )
- Triangle ( OBSeghwaert ) ( of)
- Vrije school ( Alg bez. )
- Waterlelie ( of)
- Watersnip ( of)
- Zwanenbos (OF)
- City Museum Zoetermeer
- The " Oude Kerk "
- The grain mill " De Hoop "
- Water tower " De Tien Gemeenten "
- Nelson Mandelabrug (at the railway station Zoetermeer )
- List of national monuments in Zoetermeer
- Attractiecentrum Zoetermeer ( maps and Lasser dragons )
- Ayers Rock ( climbing gym and Survival Centre)
- Castle golf (18 -holes golf - bahn)
- Indoor and outdoor swimming-pool " Aquapark het Keerpunt "
- Cultuurpodium Boerderij
- Dutch Water Dreams (Olympic whitewater course and indoor FlowRiders )
- The old village
- Silverdome ( ice road, Olympic Training Center, Beursen and event hall )
- Snow World ( Indoorskibahn with real snow )
- Spazio Shopping Space ( shopping)
- " Stadshart " and " Woonhart " ( shopping)
- Swimming pool " De Driesprong "
- Swimming pool " De Veur "
- Mevrouw Late STAAN
Zoetermeer has many different churches and denominations including:
Sons and daughters
- Leroy Fer ( * 1990), football player
- Deborah St. Marteen, Musician ( Passion Fruit) View of the city hall to the new center