The Bentwoud forms another green border of Zoetermeer. It is a new nature reserve that is in full development. In 2000, the first trees for this forest were planted and the wetlands were set up. Slowly a special forest is created here where visitors can stroll around and spot birds. The public golf course and the children's tree forest, symbol of new life, are definitely worth a visit.
This route takes you via Waddinxveen and Moerkapelle along the Rottemeren. Via Bergschenhoek and Pijnacker you will return to Zoetermeer.
A few tips
You will find Farm't Geertje in the middle of the Land van Wijk en Wouden. There is a lot to experience on this organic livestock farm. Kids can take a pony ride or bottle feed goats. In the shop you can buy homemade dairy products and other regional products. Address: Geerweg 7, Zoeterwoude. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
City Museum Zoetermeer
This small and lively museum is located in the heart of the historic center of Zoetermeer. It has a varied program of activities.
Address: Dorpsstraat 7, Zoetermeer. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat and Sun 1pm-5pm.
Country Shop & Gift Shop
At Landwinkel Sonneveld & Schenkerij De Boomgaard, on the edge of the Bentwoud, you can quietly enjoy a cup of coffee with homemade apple pie or a glass of pure juice. In the autumn you can pick your own apples. Address: Diversion road 2, Benthuizen. Opening hours: Schenkerij De Boomgaard: 1 May to 1 Nov.: Thurs to Sat 10.30am-5pm, Landwinkel Sonneveld: Thu and Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 8.30am-4pm.
The ancient river Rotte forms the backbone of the Rottemeren recreational area. Due to the settlement and peat of the area, the Rotte and the Rottemeren are much higher than the surrounding polders. See http://www. Heerlijkbuiten.nl
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