Districts in Zoetermeer

Zoetermeer is divided into 7 residential districts. Each district has its own district website.

Buytenwegh De Leyens

Buytenwegh De Leyens is an urban neighborhood north of the old village. The names of this neighborhood are already old. 'De Leyens' was mentioned in old documents as early as 1544, 'Buytenwegh' in 1647. The neighborhood consists of two considerably different parts, Buytenwegh and De Leyens, separated by the Zwaartslootseweg and the Binnenpark. Residents say they live either in Buytenwegh or in De Leyens.

To neighborhood website Buytenwegh De Leyens


Centrum is an urban district in Zoetermeer consisting of 4 neighborhoods: Stadscentrum, Dorp, Driemanspolder and Palenstein. The main part of the city center is the Stadshart with many stores, catering facilities and offices, including the Zoetermeer City Hall.

To district website Center

Lake View

Meerzicht is an urban neighborhood in Zoetermeer built in the 1970s. Meerzicht consists of 2 neighborhoods, Meerzicht-West and Meerzicht-East. The district has its own shopping center: 'Winkelcentrum Meerzicht'. The shopping center is located on the border between district 15 and district 16. Meerzichtlaan runs straight through the neighbourhood. This is a through road which also connects the district with other districts of Zoetermeer.

To district website Meerzicht

Noordhove & Seghwaert

Noordhove is an urban neighborhood (district 28) in Zoetermeer whose first pile was driven on December 3, 1985. The district takes its name from a farmstead on Zegwaartseweg, called Noordhove. Noordhove consists of 2 parts, Noordhove East and Noordhove West. It is a neighborhood consisting mainly of low-rise buildings and shopping centers are present.

Seghwaert is a neighborhood (partially numbers 23, 24, 27) and former Village. It was an independent municipality until 1935, spelled Zegwaart or Zegwaard. The residential area consists of low-rise buildings, stacked high-rise buildings, 2 shopping centers and the RandstadRail stops Seghwaert and Leidsewallen.

To neighborhood website Noordhove & Seghwaert


Oosterheem was built shortly after the year 2000 in the Binnenwegsche polder, a reclamation area created around the year 1700. Partly due to the construction of Oosterheem, Zoetermeer has become the third largest municipality in South Holland in terms of population.

To neighborhood website Oosterheem


The Rokkeveen neighborhood (also called Hood 99) is one of the largest neighborhoods in Zoetermeer. The first pile for Rokkeveen was driven in 1987. This district consists of 2 parts, namely Rokkeveen-Oost (district 18) and Rokkeveen-West (district 19).

To district website Rokkeveen