Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park is a vast natural reserve that consists of forests and heathlands. The heath is even one of the longest of Europe. The badger, fox, deer, polecat, stone marten and about 75 different bird species are permanent residents of the area. There are various viewpoints on the Sallandse Heuvelrug from which you can enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife in peace.
The ghosts of the Sallandse Heuvelrug
The common juniper as well as white birch trees are among the characteristic flora of the area. Legend has it that the inhabitants of Salland used to mistake these plants for ghosts and 'witte wieven', also known as witches. When you walk over the Sallandse Heuvelrug on a quiet and misty morning you will understand this mistake.
Find the silence
By Dutch standards, the Sallandse Heuvelrug has unparalleled vast areas. The panoramas over the rolling heathlands and forests are breathtaking. When you're looking for peace and quiet, you will find it here.
The visitor center of Sallandse Heuvelrug offers a wide range of cycling and walking routes that are varied in length. Next to the visitors' center, lies the Natuurdiorama Holterberg, a museum that provides background information on the flora and fauna of the Sallandse Heuvelrug. A visit to this museum is worth while for nature lovers of all ages.