The history of the Oostvaarderplassen is only half a century old. Large pools of water remained on reclaimed land that was once intended for industry. That did not happen in the end. Nature, with a little help from man, took over the land and grew into a rugged wilderness with extensive reed swamps, grasslands, lakes and willow forests. A wilderness where countless geese and water birds, flocks of butterflies, the rare sea eagle and the largest herd of wild horses in Europe have found their home.
Cycling around Oostvaardersplassen
The largest swamp area in the Netherlands with reed plains, rugged grasslands, ponds and willow forests