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Natural areas

Go off into the nature! The most beautiful natural landscapes of the Netherlands offer a stunning flora and fauna and are moreover an oasis of calm. We have selected and described the most scenic and provide you with a list of activities and highlights. All you have to do is take your bike or walking shoes and your adventure in the nature can begin.

The best nature reserves in the Netherlands

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Wadden Sea, World Heritage Site

The Wadden Sea became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, acknowledging it as an internationally unique nature reserve. The age-old rhythm of the tides reigns supreme here and is tangible wherever you go.

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Nieuw Land National Park

Discover extraordinary birds, new islands in Markermeer lake, and man-made nature below sea level!

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Oosterschelde National park

Discover the wealth of the Oosterschelde from land, on water and underwater!

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Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park

Imagine yourself in the silence of one of the longest contiguous heathlands of Europe.

Vogelobservatorium Haringvliet ‘Tij’ - Deltahaven, Stellendam
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NLDelta National Park

At NLDelta National Park, everything revolves around living with and surviving water and has for over 600 years. There are surprises at every turn.

Nature reserves in the northern Netherlands

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Schiermonnikoog National Park

Schiermonnikoog has such special flora and fauna, that the whole of this Wadden Island is designated as a National Park.

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Lauwersmeer National Park

On the coast of the Wadden Sea at the border between Friesland and Groningen, you will find Lauwersmeer National Park and Holland's second Dark Sky Park.

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Dunes of Texel National Park

Get on your bike and take a trip through the dunes on the west side of Texel.

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Alde Feanen National Park

Come skating in winter and sailing summer on this beautiful Frisian lake.

Drentsche Aa bij Oudemolen
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The Drentsche Aa

Visit the last stream of the Netherlands that has been meandering freely through the landscape for centuries.

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Drents-Friese Wold National Park

Visit 6000 hectares of heathland, shifting sands, Highland cattle, pine martens and the first butterfly reserve in the Netherlands.

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Dwingelderveld National Park

Nowhere in Europe will you find such special heathlands like those of the Dwingelderveld National Park.

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Weerribben-Wieden National Park

Rent a canoe or take a boat trip on an electric boat through this unique Dutch wetland.

Nature reserves in the central Netherlands

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Zuid-Kennemerland National Park

After a visit to Zuid-Kennemerland you will understand why people have wanted to live in this area for many centuries.

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Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park

Imagine yourself in the silence of one of the longest contiguous heathlands of Europe.

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De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Explore De Hoge Veluwe on a white bike, free of charge, or during an exciting safari.

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National Park Veluwezoom

The oldest National Park of the Netherlands has been attracting nature lovers since 1931. Will you also come and admire the nature and the estates?

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De Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park

Cycle through forests, heath and grasslands and visit the many beautiful villages in this wonderful cycling area in Utrecht.

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Nieuw Land National Park

Discover extraordinary birds, new islands in Markermeer lake, and man-made nature below sea level!

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Arkemheen-Eemland National Park

Only a headwind can render your journey through the smooth grasslands of the Arkemheen-Eemland National Park more difficult.

Vogelobservatorium Haringvliet ‘Tij’ - Deltahaven, Stellendam
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NLDelta National Park

At NLDelta National Park, everything revolves around living with and surviving water and has for over 600 years. There are surprises at every turn.

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Spend the night at a National Park or on a camping raft

Check out the 6 unique accommodation tips surrounded by nature.

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Nature reserves in the southern Netherlands

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De Biesbosch National Park

Go walk, cycle or sail in this large freshwater delta.

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Oosterschelde National park

Discover the wealth of the Oosterschelde from land, on water and underwater!

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Dunes of Loon and Drunen National Park

Discover the largest sand drift area of western Europe in Holland.

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De Maasduinen National Park

Enjoy many activities in and around the longest river dunes belt in the Netherlands.

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Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park

Discover the beautiful heathlands with every kind of Dutch woodpecker.

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De Groote Peel National Park

Unique nature reserve with many extraordinary birds.

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De Meinweg National Park

Stroll through an undulating natural landscape with altitudes of up to 80 meters above sea level.