Don your wellies and don’t forget your binoculars. Discover our big five: Konik horses, red deer, Heck cattle, sea eagles and foxes have made their perfect home here.
Flevoland’s nature is largely a construct of man’s hand. You will be amazed at how well this has turned out.
Are you already familiar with the Nieuw Land National Park? This is a versatile area featuring rough grasslands, wide stretches of water and large marshy fields of reeds, located in the countryside outside Almere and Lelystad. The area is the world’s largest man-made nature reserve. Nieuw Land consists of the Oostvaardersplassen, Lepelaarplassen and Markermeer lakes and the Marker Wadden.
The Horsterwold woods in Zeewolde is the Netherlands’ largest uninterrupted deciduous forest. Despite being very close to the densely populated Randstad region here, you can still find real peace and quiet and space. You share the woods with roe deer, fallow deer, foxes and birds. And with a bit of luck you’ll even come across a large herd of wild Konik horses. But please remember: do not attempt to feed them!
The Netherlands is recognised worldwide for its water management knowledge and skills. This is in large part due to the research that was once performed in the Waterloopbos woods in Marknesse. These woods are truly unique. Nowhere else will you stumble across a forest full of hidden remnants of hydraulic scale models. Libya’s oil port or the Delta Works, they have all been put to the test here in this water rich area in Noordoostpolder.
Have you ever visited Marker Wadden? From September 2018 you can now visit the first island and discover its delightful beauty for yourself. This is a wonderful place to chase the cobwebs from your head. The island boasts an attractive beach and a natural harbour. Do a bit of twitching from the bird hides. Follow the walkers’ trails. No ferry service currently exists, however you can reach Marker Wadden with your own or a chartered boat.
Man initiated it, but nature took charge and honed this unique landscape.
Thinking tulips, think Flevoland!
Did you know that Flevoland is one of the Netherlands’ largest open tulip fields? Driving across Flevoland in spring you will hardly believe your eyes: on the tulip fields of Lelystad, Dronten, Zeewolde and Noordoostpolder you will be at sea on an ocean of vivid colour.