The Horsterwold and Hulkestein Forest
On the bottom of the Zuyder Zee lie unique dual woodlands: the Horsterwold and Hulkestein Forest, in the municipality Zeewolde. Zeewolde is a unique destination on the bottom of what used to be the sea, characterized by clean air, clean water and a clean soil.
The woodlands possess a rich variety of terrain and vegetation. The large deciduous forest alternates with open fields and surprising surfaces of water. Right in the middle of the Horsterwold lays the Silent Valley: a large natural woodland with open fields and surfaces of water, where Konik horses graze. The area is home to many birds, headed by the golden oriole in the woods and the great reed warbler in the reeds along the shores of the lake.
- Visit the website about the Horsterwold and Hulkestein Forest
- Watch the EDEN video about Horsterwold and Hulkestein Forest - 3 minutes and 1 minute [11 MB]
- EDEN contact for Horsterwold and Hulkestein Forest
Veenhuizen is a small Dutch village, situated in the north of the country in the province of Drenthe. Over the past two decades dramatic changes have taken place in the community. The village, which served as a colony for the re-education of homeless people and children, has radically changed over time to become an outstanding tourist destination, famous for its history and unique heritage. The town is also surrounded by forests, valleys and offers splendid culture and architecture. Fochteloёrveen is perfect for bike rides and is also worth visiting for its rich plant life. The connection between Veenhuizen and the surrounding countryside is very strong, dating back to the 19th century when the colonies worked the land and cultivated the wilderness.
WaterReijk Weerribben Wieden - Giethoorn & the wetlands
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