National Park De Groote Peel, Ospel

(30+ reviews on the web)
National Park Nature / Park
De Groote Peel is a National Park in the Peel, a region in the Southeast of the Netherlands on the border between the provinces of Limburg and North Brabant. It has a size of 13,4 km² and preserves a peat bog that has remained partly untouched by peat cutting, which used to be extensive in the area.It is one of the most bird-rich areas in Western Europe, with resident black-necked grebes and sometimes migrating common cranes in October/November. The terrain is varied with inaccessible peat swamps, lakes, heath land and sand ridges. The present swamp and some of the lakes were created by the cutting of peat.There is a 3 km-long route guided by red poles with a tower that provides visitors with a view of the wasteland. Those who do not want to follow the route but want to find their own way have to careful in these treacherous swamps. Source: Brabants Dagblad (Dutch)History of the parkNational Park De Groote Peel is one of the last, largely raised bogs that remains uncultivated. It has become the way it is because of the harvesting of peat from the bog in the past. De Groote Peel offers a varied landscape of inaccessible peat swamp, lakes, open moorland areas, plains and sand ridges with purple moor. The current landscape of the Groote Peel was created by the excavation of peat. This excavation at some places created larger lakes in the marshy landscape. Around the mid 20th century ridges of trees were planted. The damp and quiet nature make the area attractive to birds. De Groote Peel is one of the richest bird areas in Western Europe. The area has a special vegetation of many rare species. It has been made accessible to visitors through the construction of raised trackways over the extensive swamp areas.
Using our online itinerary creator, Ospel attractions like National Park De Groote Peel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Ospel itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ospel

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Limburg Province by other users

42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Horn BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, teens, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Krk Island & Maastricht BY A USER FROM CROATIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Landgraaf BY A USER FROM LATVIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Landgraaf BY A USER FROM LATVIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Valkenburg BY A USER FROM MALTA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM CHINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM CHINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Had a beautiful walk there with my boyfriend. Really lovely place. Offers 3 routes (2,5km , 3km, 6km) and also other alternative routes! We took the 3km route and it was very nice! It wasn't so busy a...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon at this nature reserve and enjoyed one of the walks through a beautiful area, did some bird watching, climbed a few viewing decks and even visited a peat house. At the entrance o...  more »
  • A very well-organized walking areas of nature. Bird watching is fun to do. Wheelchair is no problem. I love to come back again.. If you get hungry after your walk, the restaurant offers good menu. The...  more »
Google
  • Been there like 5 times, it's always nice, even in winter
  • Nice place for one day picnic and biking... Really enjoyed
  • Excellent National Park. A swamp area with many natural highlights, water and a small shop with a cafe.
  • I Place is ok for a Sunday walk but not much to see. It is mostly swamp area
  • Really nice and beautiful landscape for walking and have a drink