Updated at 2022-03-11
Haarlemmermeer is a municipality in the Netherlands’ low-lying western region. It was constructed in the 1840s on land reclaimed from water. The name “Haarlemmermeer” means “Haarlem’s lake,” referring to the body of water from which the region was reclaimed. Locals joke that “God created the world, and the Dutch created Haarlemmermeer.” This map shows Haarlemmermeer’s scenic spots, including Hoofddorp’s town square, Museum De Cruquius, and Fort Vijfhuizen.
Area: 206.3 square kilometers
Population: 154,200 people
Main industries/features: Haarlemmermeer is where the world-famous Schiphol Airport, which integrates transportation, industry, and urban development, is located. It’s a paragon of an airport city.