Zwanenburg: cozy village on the Ringvaart

Between Haarlem and Amsterdam you will find the village of Zwanenburg. Zwanenburg was originally a twin village, together with Halfweg. These two villages are separated by the Ringvaart and are connected by two bridges. In 1913, Zwanenburg was named after the house of the same name in Halfweg, which was then used as the communal house of Rijnland. Later, the famous CSM sugar factory was built here. About 7935 people live in Zwanenburg (2021) and there is plenty to do here. Read on quickly and be inspired to visit this nice village!
Bridge at Zwanenburg over the Ringvaart.

Village house of Zwanenburg 

In the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, every place of residence has its own iconic building by which you can recognize the place. You can recognize Zwanenburg by the village hall. At the end of 2013, more than 1000 residents of Zwanenburg and Halfweg had their say in choosing an architect for the new village hall. In this video you can see the sketch design of the winning architectural firm Heren 5. 

The Dorpshuis Zwanenburg - Halfweg is the perfect place where residents of Zwanenburg and Halfweg meet. Various activities are carried out here and there is a sports hall and a library. Fun things for the elderly are also regularly organized. See what's on the schedule the village hall website.  

Shopping in Zwanenburg 

You will find a great new shopping center on the edge of Zwanenburg and Halfweg, Amsterdam The Style Outlets. This shopping paradise is the first and only outlet center in the Randstad, located on the special SugarCity site. At these outlets in Zwanenburg you can shop at more than 100 international and Dutch top brands. But the main reason why you really have to go here: you get up to 70% off the retail price! 

Recreation in Zwanenburg 

Zwanenburg is an ideal place for walkers and cyclists. You can go for a lovely walk in the green Park Zwanenburg and the nearby Wandelpark Zwanenburg. There are also various cycle paths through the green surroundings. For longer cycling and walking tours, you only have to cross the Ringvaart to reach Houtrak Spaarnwoude, with endless nature to discover. 

Looking for a special activity for the whole family? Bee Silverstone Party Centre you can go karting in Zwanenburg. In addition to karting, you can also go bowling, laser tag and celebrate a company or children's party here. You can also enjoy delicious food in a medieval atmosphere, in the cool knight's hall. For adults who have something to celebrate or just want to relax, there is also a cozy pub. 

Restaurants in Zwanenburg 

There are several good restaurants in Zwanenburg where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. For example at the atmospheric restaurant The Weapon of Zwanenburg or at Eatery Het Zwaantje, where you can also enjoy the spacious terrace when the weather is nice.  

Are you planning to spend a little longer in the area? Then book a room Hotel Zwanenburg for an overnight stay. Thanks to the extensive breakfast during the breakfast buffet, you have enough energy to go out and discover more of Haarlemmermeer. Whether you come shopping for an afternoon or come for a whole weekend, Zwanenburg is worth a visit!