Zwaanshoek: one of the greenest centers of Haarlemmermeer

Right next to Hoofddorp you will find Zwaanshoek, a quiet and green village on the Ringvaart. A bridge connects Zwaanshoek with Bennebroek. Zwaanshoek has about 2040 inhabitants (2021) and owes its name to the wild swans that used to settle in the village. Thanks to the lush nature, this beautiful village can count itself as one of the greenest centers of Haarlemmermeer.
Zwaanshoek-Noord forest area in the picture with a rider and horse.

Iconic swan from Zwaanshoek  

In the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, every place of residence has its own iconic building by which you can recognize the place. You can recognize Zwaanshoek by the swan. The name Zwaanshoek came about shortly after the reclamation, when many whooper swans settled in this area. Before that, Zwaanshoek was still part of the Bennebroekerbuurt. 

Places of interest in Zwaanshoek 

There are many special places to discover in Zwaanshoek. This way you can go to organic farmland The Landlyn go for fresh fruit and vegetables from the season. Do you fancy a snack? That can also be arranged, at Zwaanshoek snack bar De Kemphaan. 

If you are looking for a special gift, clothing or nice decoration for your home, you have come to the right place at the thrift store in Zwaanshoek, called 't Zwaantje. The cemetery of Zwaanshoek is also worth a visit. You will find an oasis of peace at De Meerterpen cemetery on Spieringweg. The auditorium was designed by the well-known architect Gerrit Rietveld. 

Activities in Zwaanshoek 

Every year at the end of August it is a whole week of party Zwaanshoek. During this extremely pleasant week, but also on other days in the year, all kinds of activities are organized in the village. From children's disco to pub quiz, there is always something fun to do. The slogan of the team is not for nothing: “Stay young forever!” For more information, go to the website of Feestweek Zwaanscorner. 

As you can see, there is plenty to discover in Zwaanshoek! Explore the green surroundings of this beautiful village in Haarlemmermeer or join in the festivities during the special party week.