Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland, Overveen

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National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is a national park in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands and was established in 1995.HistoryDutch conservationist Jac. P. Thijsse first wrote about a possible national park between Bloemendaal and the North Sea Canal in 1944. As a result, the national park De Kennemerduinen was established in 1950.The national park Zuid-Kennemerland was established in 1995. It comprised De Kennemerduinen, several nature reserves managed by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and some other areas.GeographyThe park is situated west of Haarlem in the province of North Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It is located within the municipalities of Bloemendaal, Velsen, and Zandvoort. It includes the southern portion of the region known as Kennemerland.South Kennemerland is characterized by sand dunes. The park, about 38km2 in size, also includes some estates, forests on the dune fringes, and coastal beaches. The dunes used to be a watershed for the city of Haarlem. Large amounts have been won for consumption. In 2003 these activities were ceased allowing the groundwater-bubble to grow again. There is a small public swimming area open in the summer at a location called the Wed on the road between Bloemendaal and Zandvoort. The train from Zandvoort to Amsterdam travels through the park.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Wonderful place. Nature, animals, birds, peaceful .... perfect place to relax. Wonderful sand dunes and views. I recommended for all people who loves nature.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a wonderful nature area within the Randstad. This area is rich in shades of vegetation and fauna differed. Here you can find beautiful hiking or biking.
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  • August 8, 2017
    What a beautiful park! Clearly marked with color arrows where which route to follow. Views and vistas. Take binoculars or camera, you have good chance what particular wildlife.
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  • June 6, 2017
    Zuid-Kennemerland is a great place to go for a small hike or bike tour. The nature is calm, friendly and varies a lot. What I do miss is the quality of paths of the main road, which, quite frankly, isn't that well marked. Still, this shouldn't spoil a great (mid)day in this beautiful park. 4/5
  • June 14, 2017
    A beautiful area with vast areas of dunes. There are beautiful water spots and great views. Great for a walk around.
  • July 2, 2017
    I love the national park next to my home, I come here several times a week to biking, hiking or going to the beach.
  • April 19, 2017
    It is just amazing! A piece of nature near Amsterdam. Perfect for jogging, cycling and walking. There are some bounds for swimming in the summer and large beaches on North Sea. You can spend here full day!
  • April 22, 2017
    Great place to take kids of all ages. Learn about the wildlife in the dunes, history, go for a walk, visit the sweet water lake, play outside. Only downside is that there is no mobile phone coverage (t mobile).

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