Nature Reserve Green Heart - The Vechtstreek
Estates of the Vechtstreek
The beauty of the Vecht was already well known among the wealthy merchants of Amsterdam around 1600 AD. They built large mansions with parks and gardens. In addition to these listed monuments, an important part of the New Dutch Water Line can be found in this area. It is precisely this combination of natural beauty and castles, mansions and fortresses that makes the Vechtstreek such a fantastic area.
The Vechtstreek boasts a typical Dutch landscape of water, meadows, grazing cows, windmills and cropped willows. Especially in the summer when the boats sail past, the landscape can not feel more Dutch. The Vechtstreek is a treat for both the angler and the bird-watcher. Plant lovers should definitely book a tour through the Polder Demmerik. You will be accompanied by a guide who alerts you to countless rare species of plants.
What to do in the Vechtstreek
The Vechtstreek offers year-round entertainment for everyone. In summer, the area is popular with water sports enthusiasts who come to surf, sail and dive in the Loosdrecht and Vinkeveen lakes. There are endless trails and paths for cyclists and walkers of all levels. Are you a fisherman? Then you should definitely pack your fishing rod. If the winter is cold enough, the waterways of the Vechtstreek are transformed into one of the finest skating areas of the Netherlands.