Nieuw-Vennep: one of the two largest villages in Haarlemmermeer

Near Schiphol you will find Nieuw-Vennep, one of the two villages that were founded after the reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer. Hoofddorp was the second village. Since the 50s, Nieuw-Vennep has undergone an almost enormous development. From the approximately 2.900 inhabitants that the village had in 1958, this has grown to no less than 31.415 in 2021! There is a lot to experience in Nieuw-Vennep. Read more quickly about the pleasant shopping centers and restaurants of Nieuw-Vennep.
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The Calatrava bridges of Nieuw-Vennep 

In the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, every place of residence has its own iconic building by which you can recognize the place. You can recognize Nieuw-Vennep by one of the Calatrava bridges. These are three bridges over the Hoofdvaart, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.   
Because the bridges resemble stringed instruments, they are named after the harp, zither and lute. The Harp is no less than 143 meters long. These special bridges are all located along the Hoofdvaart, an important waterway in the Haarlemmermeerpolder. 

Restaurants in New Vennep 

In Nieuw-Vennep you will find a wide range of top restaurants. So you can go to restaurant Massada for a delicious lunch or dinner. At restaurant Venneper Lodge you can also eat outside on the comfortable terrace when the weather is nice. There is even a playground for the kids! 

Prefer to play chef yourself? Then get the best fresh ingredients at the farm shops in Nieuw-Vennep. Van Wees Boerenkaas on the Rijnlanderweg has a wide range of cheeses from their own cows. At farm Elizabeth Hoeve you will find a country store where you can get fresh vegetables, meat and eggs to prepare the most delicious dish yourself. 

Things to do in New Vennep 

There is much to see and do in Nieuw-Vennep. Do you like shopping? Then take a look at shopping center The Symphony and shopping centre Gethsewood. Here you will find a wide range of nice shops. From butchers and bakers to bookshops and clothing stores, Nieuw-Vennep has it all! 

In shopping center De Symfonie you will also find the center for art and culture Pier K. This is the place for dance, visual arts, music and theater in Nieuw-Vennep. This thriving institute for cultural education also organizes inspiring workshops, courses and other activities. Look at the website to see what's on the agenda. 

Spend the night in New Vennep 

Are you planning to stay a little longer? Then there are excellent hotels in Nieuw-Vennep where you can spend the night. For example at a hotel The Resting Hunter, where there is also a wonderful restaurant. You can also choose from various B&Bs in Nieuw-Vennep, such as the cozy Bed & Breakfast Madeline, a little further in Lisse. 

Whether you come to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants, to shop in the shopping centers or to visit the Transport Museum, one thing is certain: there is plenty to discover in Nieuw-Vennep!