Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Sint Jansklooster

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
De Weerribben-Wieden National Park is a national park in the Steenwijkerland municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Comprising the largest bog of northwestern Europe, the park consists of two areas, De Weerribben and De Wieden, and has an area of roughly 100km2. The park was founded in 1882, but De Wieden was added only in 2009.History and former useLarge parts of the area were used for peat production till the Second World War. Since then a part of the area has been used for cane production.Present managementThe area is managed by the large private nature-conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten and by the Staatsbosbeheer (State Forest Service). Other parties are involved in management issues as well, such as local communities. About 1000ha is still used for cane production. Villages like the picturesque Giethoorn are important for tourism and recreation.Vegetation and wildlifeThe vegetation and wildlife are typical for such an area, full of peat and water. Resident species include the water soldier, the sundew, the black tern, the northern pike and, recently, the otter. In addition, the Green Hawker and the Large Copper are found here.
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  • We have two days delicious cycled then we do again in the spring when more will be in bloom
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  • What a wonderful nature, as much water and sweeping landscapes, also very nice are the numerous bridges that you should overfietsen ...
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  • Took a two-hour boat trip through the town of Giethoorn and the Park. It was Euro 10 very well spent. An excellent tour through a fascinating area. We had an excellent guide, Wim, from the Restaurant ...  read more »
  • Classic National Park with surroundings of canals and water bodies. Easily accessible from Giethoorn and can be travelled via boats or can also reached by car. Good place to visit with friends and family.
  • One of the best parks I've ever been.
  • Giethoorn is a magical place. Council to visit it with a canoe can be rented on site. Low price for a unique experience. Tour made with wife and daughters of 5 and 11 years old.
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  • This National Park has a special flair, nature pure and it can only be used with electric boats.
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  • Pretty landscape
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