Just a few blocks away from my house, the HSL high speed railway goes past Zoetermeer. The track is nothing special at first sight, but at some points when it crosses the water it becomes very interesting on a photo.
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far for a photo. I saw nice clouds in the sky and decided to take my bike and see if I could find a good spot in my neighborhood.
Near Zoetermeer, there is the Noord-AA lake. It provides a retreat from the busy city for many people. Especially around sunset it can be beautiful there.
My neighborhood Oosterheem in Zoetermeer is very new. The shopping center was recently completed. I think they did a good job.
The Buytenpark in Zoetermeer is a former debris dump. But it looks a lot more friendly now. There are even Scottisch Galloways grazing there.
The Dutch Secret Service (AIVD) building in Zoetermeer is maybe one of the ugliest buildings in the world. Even so, it fascinates me. And because it is just arm’s length away from my office, during lunch I walked to it.
Zoetermeer has a classic water tower. As one of the few relatively old and classic structures in the town, it is rather unique.