Because of the many soil types in North Holland, you will find many landscape types in Hollands Kroon: from lakes to sea and from clay soil with arable farming to heathland. But there is also room for new nature areas, places where nature gets the chance to take its own course. The Wadden Sea is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for a good reason. Go tidal mudflat walking with a guide and discover, with your feet on the mudflats, how unique this beautiful stretch of nature is. There is a good chance that you will see seals, so bring your binoculars!
One of the most beautiful nature reserves in our country begins in Den Oever: the Wadden Sea. This special ecosystem with mud flats, sand flats, oyster beds, salt marshes and beaches extends completely and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Here you can mudflat, watch birds, sail and completely unwind.Read more
Until 1930, the Wieringermeerpolder was still a large lake between the head of North Holland and the island of Wieringen. Now you will find 2 beautiful forest areas. At the northernmost tip of Noord-Holland - almost against the Afsluitdijk - lies the Robbenoordbos. Here you can enjoy walking and cycling.Read more
The most striking phenomenon in the Kruiszwin is the very strong seepage of salt groundwater. There are reed and grasslands with many brackish species. This special vegetation makes the Kruiszwin an exciting walking area where there is always plenty to see. Since the spring of 2015 there are two kingfishers in the area that can be seen from a bridge. Are you coming to spot them?Read more
If you are looking for a walk along a reed jungle you are at the right place at the Waard Canal. All sorts of small animals can be found here and it is also a residential area of many reed birds, such as reed gurus, carekites, bluethroat and sometimes also a bittern and a harrier.Read more
The Subsidence was created by the construction of the Amsteldiepdijk. By using the wrong material, the unstable surface was pushed away sideways. This resulted in a sandbar which is called the subsidence. In the head of Noord-Holland, swamp areas are rare. That is why marsh islands have been laid out. These offer a good breeding habitat for pioneer birds such as the tangs, black-headed gulls and terns. The area is only accessible for excursions.Read more
The look-out in Den Oever brings you up close and personal with the Wadden Sea. You can watch over the natural reserve 't Schor, de Leidam; which is the habitat of the largest spoonbill colony of Europe, the former island Wieringen, the harbor of Den Oever, and the Afsluitdijk.