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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.

Gelderland

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Arkemheen-Eemland

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

De Graafschap

De Graafschap is a wooded area with dozens of castles. In the fall, many visitors come to enjoy the wonderful game packages.

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Gelderse Poort

In the backyard of the charming city of Nijmegen you'll find an enchanting landscape where the Waal River reigns.

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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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Winterswijk

Come to relax in a landscape of fields and streams, and visit Bredevoort, the book town of the Netherlands.

Noord-Brabant

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The New Dutch Water Line

Cycle or walk along the fortresses of the 19th century fortification and combine nature with monuments.

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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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National Park De Biesbosch

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

De Groote Peel
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De Groote Peel National Park

Unique nature reserve with many extraordinary birds.

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National Landscape Het Groene Woud

Nature, attraction parks, culture and regional dishes guarantee that you will never forget Het Groene Woud.

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Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park

Discover the beautiful heathlands with every kind of Dutch woodpecker.

Limburg

De Groote Peel
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De Groote Peel National Park

Unique nature reserve with many extraordinary birds.

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De Meinweg

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

De Maasduinen
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De Maasduinen

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

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Zuid-Limburg

In the southern most landscape of the Netherlands, you can enjoy nature, local delicacies and activities for young and old.

Flevoland

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Oostvaardersplassen

One of the newest nature reserves of the Netherlands has rapidly developed itself into an area of global significance.

Peter Leenen straystone

Marker Wadden

Sail to the freshwater wadden islands in Markermeer lake, the youngest part of Flevoland.

Drenthe

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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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The Drents-Friese Wold

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

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Dwingelderveld

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

Friesland

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Sights to see

Wadden Sea

You are guaranteed to have a special time when you go on vacation in an area listed as a World Heritage Site.

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The Alde Feanen

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

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The Drents-Friese Wold

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

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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The Frisian lakes

The nature, water sports facilities and events make this area a unique place in the world and a true paradise.

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Noardlike Fryske Wâlden

Stroll along the same sandy paths as farmers and monks did centuries ago in this natural landscape in eastern Friesland.

Stavoren
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Southwest Fryslân

Find out why this part of Friesland is a feast for boaters, cyclists, hikers and bird watchers.

Groningen

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Sights to see

Wadden Sea

You are guaranteed to have a special time when you go on vacation in an area listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Middag-Humsterland National Landscape

Explore the oldest cultural landscape with beautiful routes, monuments and views.

Overijssel

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National Park Weerribben-Wieden

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

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De Sallandse Heuvelrug

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

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Noordoost-Twente

Families and nature lovers are delighted to have an active vacation in the woods and hills of Twente.

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IJsseldelta

Discover 3 Hanseatic towns, the best areas for water sports, and the varied nature of the IJsseldelta.

Utrecht

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The New Dutch Water Line

Cycle or walk along the fortresses of the 19th century fortification and combine nature with monuments.

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Green Heart - The Vechtstreek

In the Vechtstreek Dutch landscapes are dotted with castles, forts and country houses.

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National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

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

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Loosdrechtse Plassen

These lakes between Amsterdam and Utrecht are ideal for water sports.

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Arkemheen-Eemland

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

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Green Heart - Hollandse Waarden

The Hollandse Waarden lives up to its name with a landscape of cropped willows, cows and windmills.

Noord-Holland

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The New Dutch Water Line

Cycle or walk along the fortresses of the 19th century fortification and combine nature with monuments.

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Sights to see

Defense Line of Amsterdam

An oasis of tranquility at only 15 kilometers distance from Amsterdam.

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Sights to see

Wadden Sea

You are guaranteed to have a special time when you go on vacation in an area listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Dunes of Texel

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

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Laag Holland

It is hard to find a scenery that is more Dutch than the Laag Holland National Landscape.

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Zuid-Kennemerland

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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Green Heart - Hollandse Waarden

The Hollandse Waarden lives up to its name with a landscape of cropped willows, cows and windmills.

Leidschendam
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Green Heart - The Rijnstreek

There are many Dutch pastures and natural areas within a stone's throw from the city.

Zuid-Holland

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The New Dutch Water Line

Cycle or walk along the fortresses of the 19th century fortification and combine nature with monuments.

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National Park De Biesbosch

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

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Hoeksche Waard

Very close to Rotterdam you can still find a National Landscape with only panoramic views and beautiful silence.

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Green Heart - Hollandse Waarden

The Hollandse Waarden lives up to its name with a landscape of cropped willows, cows and windmills.

Leidschendam
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Green Heart - The Rijnstreek

There are many Dutch pastures and natural areas within a stone's throw from the city.

Zeeland

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National park Oosterschelde

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

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Walcheren

Many villages by the beach claim it, but Walcheren has it. You can come by and see it for yourself: the most beautiful beaches of the Netherlands.

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Zuid-Beveland

After a day of hiking through the lovely countryside of Zuid-Beveland, you can enjoy the most delicious local dishes in the evening.