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Wander through the woods and over the beach by moonlight, admire the stars from the most stunning spots, or spot local animals in their natural habitat while a ranger of Staatsbosbeheer takes us on a full moon walk. The dark sky and the moon have been a source of wonder ever since humanity has had the capacity to muse about such things.
Imagine a place where kids can ignite their natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world. Where they can build huts, sleep under the stars, sing songs around the camp fire, bake their own bread on a stick, befriend a tree and get dirty. It is all possible in this beautiful place in the Veluwe in the middle of the forest. We are going on a back to nature weekend for kids and parents.
Get out in the fresh crisp mountain air, recharge your batteries and invigorate your well-being. Release the stress of daily life and workplace hassles by flying down the snow covered mountains while joining Nature Connects’ ski trip! Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned skier/ snowboarder everybody can join.
You may have seen these oversized surf boards in the water and wondered what it was all about. Stand Up Paddle Boarding “SUP” is the fastest growing water sport in the world and it has a reason: Supping is the ideal way to relax on the water and be active at the same time. Join us and find out for yourself why it is so much fun to do.
A pristine coastline, high dunes, white sand, tranquil forests, car free streets, quaint houses, the Frisian island Vlieland is the perfect destination for a nature getaway. From the moment you set foot ashore you literally enter a different world. On Vlieland peace and quiet reign. You can completely unwind here.
Join us for a beautiful walk in the Dutch polder landscape of South Holland. If you like a bit of adventure and you do not mind climbing fences, crossing narrow wooden bridges and walking through (soggy) meadows with sheep or cows, you will certainly enjoy this walk. The route takes you through the traditional Dutch landscape between Vlist and Haastrecht where you can experience the vastness of the Dutch polder skies.
We are going to explore two beautiful heather fields, the Bussumerheide and the Westerheide located between Bussum and Hilversum. Winding paths will take us through the forest until we reach the open heather fields. It is a wonderful and varied walk.
Spring is in the air! Experience nature reserve Meijendel come into bloom, a true gem situated near Scheveningen and The Hague. Discover this vast and varied landscape with its sand dunes, irregular lakes, pine forests, wonderful oak trees and its open access to the sea. Enjoy the splendor of the first fresh green leaves that brighten up all the trees and plants in this beautiful area.
The dunes of South Holland near Katwijk aan Zee are part of a beautiful area of sandy hills and woods. It is close to the big cities and yet vast and well preserved. An extensive network of paths takes us through coniferous woodlands and open dune fields with surprising views. The flora and fauna is typical for a semi-open dune landscape. If you are an observant walker, you can spot rabbits, foxes, deer, squirrels, lizzards and many species of birds here. The dunes form an important barrier against the occasionally wild and rising North Sea, since one third of the Netherlands lies below sea level.
Come and explore the Kennemer Dunes with us. A precious National Park just 40 minutes from Amsterdam. Wander through the vast forest and dune area, be mesmerised by the idyllic Bird Lake and look out for deer, ‘wild’ horses and Scottish Highlanders. Wandering through the Kennemer Dunes almost feels like walking in a foreign country.
The North Holland Dune Reserve, close to Amsterdam, is one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands. It is characterized by beautiful forests, sandy dunes with marram grass, small dune lakes, heather vegetation and various species of birds, butterflies, rabbits and squirrels. With some luck we might even encounter some highlander cows.