DEER- spotting during the HIKE @ Waterleiding area
Join me for the wonderful hike and DEER- spotting in the the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen nature reserve. This beautiful piece of nature is only a 30-minute drive away from Amsterdam. near the coast between Zandvoort and Noordwijk.
It is a lovely place to get some fresh air after your lazy morning ;-)
We will start our hike from our meeting point at theProtected content , continiue on the paths through some forest and end up with a Beach Hike towards Zandvoort and take a train back to Amsterdam. First we will walk through a wooded area with oaks and beech, following to more open terrain with buck-thorn,spindle and elderberry.
The variety of dunes also means a rich diversity of plants and animals. You can spot red deer, roe deer, foxes and rabbits between the trees, ponds and grasslands. This is also a great place for birdwatchers, as the area draws thousands of (water) birds. A few years ago sheep and cows were set loose to graze in the dunes.
The name of the nature reserve, Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, roughly translates as ‘Amsterdam water supply dunes’. A labyrinth of channels and gullies in the dunes serves to supply water intended for water abstraction. Do you know that; one in three inhabitants of the Netherlands drinks dune water?
Since Protected content Amsterdam drinking water Dunes are officially a Nature monument. First, water from the river Lek, is cleaned of dirt and algae. Then it will stream into the dune area. While the water further sinks to the bottom, a further purification takes place. After about hundred days the water will be pumped up, and prepared as drinking water.
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After the hike we'll stop for some Dutch Fish specialty @Zandvoort, before we'll jump into the train to Amsterdam.
The entrance fee is €1. Protected content train + bus traveling cost
Dogs are not allowed in the nature reserve.
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