Gouda is maybe one of the best known places to people from abroad because it has become synonymous with Dutch cheese.
My Gouda page is a little bit special because I visited it with a TV filmcrew from Wales. It really makes you look at a place differently!
Zoetermeer is a typical example of a small village that grew considerably due to its central location and commerce. That is why it is quite interesting as to city planning. You'll see the mistakes as well as the modern way of housebuilding and infrastructure. Zoetermeer is not a touristic destination but if you're interested in architecture and urbanisation, you can spend an interesting day here.
Very rural area just north of Rotterdam.
My VT page shows it's charm.
There is also a very lovely windmill here with a mill shop.
See the link to my Rotte page below.