Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland
Try to spot European bisons here if you are lucky!
The Netherlands is full of beautiful nature places for a peaceful walk or a refreshing hike, to admire flowers, and search for mushrooms or birds. National parks, forests, estates, lakes, and dunes – the possibilities are endless. Nature surrounds us and is waiting to be discovered. Below are our top nature trips in the Netherlands. We had a great time visiting all these places. Enjoy!
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Nationaal Park Dwingelderveld
Europe’s largest wet moorland area is located in the Drenthe province. Meet the sunset with a herd of sheep here.
Posbank in Veluwezoom
One of the best places to see purple heather fields and hike in the hills and forests inside a famous national park.
Around Epen in Limburg
The unforgettable landscapes and views to remember are situated around Epen in the Zuid Limburg province.
Escape Amsterdam and enjoy a fresh walk or a bbq among the bulls, lakes, and forests in Het Twiske.
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise water of Zandenplas after a long hike through its surrounding forests.
A cool place for family or dog walks on weekends to get closer to nature without being disturbed by crowds of people.
Kinderdijk – a Unesco World Heritage Site
19 charming windmills are waiting for you here.
Schoorlse Duinen Dunes
The highest dunes of the Netherlands together with a forest, beach, and heather fields. Visit any season to enjoy.
De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Veluwe National Park is our secret place to rent a bike and escape the Amsterdam reality. A good mood is guaranteed here.
This national park in Overijssel province is a perfect destination for mushroom hunt and picturesque hiking routes.
Where could you better enjoy peace and space than in this forest near Zeewolde? Wild horses and bulls are everywhere.
380 ha of nature with dozens of walking paths. Buy heather honey on a sheep farm in the middle of the fields.
Gooi en Vechtstreek
This region boasts of beautiful nature and small rich towns where you can always find an ice cream or a good steak.
A small estate with a hidden old villa to overnight in nature – a perfect location for a family weekend.
Hidden in the depth of the Veluwe National Park – this extravagant villa is a must-see attraction while hiking there.
Hike and bike in the forest with a castle where the former Queen Beatrix is still living. Then visit Lage vuursche town.
Sint-Pietersberg near Maastricht
Besides nature and a 300-year-old fortress, enjoy a stunning view over Maastricht city in Limburg province.
Het Goois Natuurreservaat
The walking network in this region counts around 475 km of walking paths. Enough space to hike & (mountain)bike.
Exercise your strong mussels in the rubber shoes through the muds of Ingendael nearby Valkenburg.
Climbing Forest Gooi-Eemland
A bit of adrenaline for young and old – an awesome place to experience with friends.
Japanese Garden Den Haag
Tiny and beautiful – experience small Japan in the middle of Den Haag city.
It is an absolutely beautiful lake for an evening walk with your beloved one.
See the collection of pine trees from all over the world & a giant mammoth pine.
Hollands Duin – Noordwijk
A quiet area with dense forests, sandy dunes, wide beaches, and a golf course.
A wonderful place for a walk or a bike tour to discover nice organic farms.
The Gardens of Appeltern
Relax, walk, enjoy flowers’ diversity, and be inspired by sustainable garden ideas.
Pyramide van Austerlitz
Built by Napoleon’s soldiers, it’s one of the highest points of the Utrecht Ridge.
The Hidden Village in Veluwe
Nine huts in Veluwe National Park were refugees once sheltered during WWII.
For a wonderful day walk with friends or partner in this charming old estate.
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
A varied forest area with atmospheric fens and hidden heathlands.
Have a wonderful walk in Oud Valkenburg around Schaloen Castle while on vacation in Limburg.
Three Country Point
This is a unique place and forest where the borders of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany meet.
An old forest where while walking, you will notice many birds attracted by the unique forest vegetation.
Discover the Kaapse Bossen in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, with varied routes, watchtower, teahouse.
Oostvaaardersplassen in Flevoland
One of the best places to watch wild horses.
Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold
One of the largest natural further areas in the Netherlands with changing landscapes and view towers.
Westerheide nearby Laren
One of the most beautiful areas to see heather fields and enjoy a fresh walk with your partner, dog, friends, or kids.
Find here your peace of mind and many cute deer. These dunes purify drinking water for Amsterdam in a natural way.
This place has a wonderful collection of cherry blossom trees to see in spring.
Our most precious winter walk from the 2021 winter season happened here.
There is no better place to ice skate than on Het Veluwemeer – 30 squre km!
Diefdijk & De Oude Horn
While cycling on Dief dike, discover this charming Sluis De Oude Horn.
Two estates offer unique landscapes and routes with a teahouse hidden in a forest.
Estate Beeckestijn en Velserbeek
In close proximity to Amsterdam, this place will recharge your energy batteries.
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