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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  • Dunes, small ponds, cattle, deer, birdlife, it's a great park for walking and biking. Bring water, binoculars and a camera.  more »
  • If you are near Amsterdam, Haarlem or Zandvoort, and want to hike, bike or horseback ride in a beautiful setting of woods, high grassy dunes, lakes, and amidst waterfowl, wild Highland cattle, ponies ...  more »
  • This is one of the places to enjoy fresh air and original nature. As many places along the North Sea Coast but especially prepared and quiet wherever you go, take a nice day and enjoy. Where do you se...  more »
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  • 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
  • A beautiful area with vast areas of dunes. There are beautiful water spots and great views. Great for a walk around.
  • I love the national park next to my home, I come here several times a week to biking, hiking or going to the beach.
  • 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!
  • 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).