Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland, Overveen

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is a national park in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands and was established in 1995.HistoryDutch conservationist Jac. P. Thijsse first wrote about a possible national park between Bloemendaal and the North Sea Canal in 1944. As a result, the national park De Kennemerduinen was established in 1950.The national park Zuid-Kennemerland was established in 1995. It comprised De Kennemerduinen, several nature reserves managed by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and some other areas.GeographyThe park is situated west of Haarlem in the province of North Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It is located within the municipalities of Bloemendaal, Velsen, and Zandvoort. It includes the southern portion of the region known as Kennemerland.South Kennemerland is characterized by sand dunes. The park, about 38km2 in size, also includes some estates, forests on the dune fringes, and coastal beaches. The dunes used to be a watershed for the city of Haarlem. Large amounts have been won for consumption. In 2003 these activities were ceased allowing the groundwater-bubble to grow again. There is a small public swimming area open in the summer at a location called the Wed on the road between Bloemendaal and Zandvoort. The train from Zandvoort to Amsterdam travels through the park.
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  • Wonderful place to hike or ride a bike. You might see some wild horses, bisons or hares. Also the landscape is astonishing. Highly recommended.  more »
  • We were staying nearby at Qurios and decided to rent bikes to ride through the park. It was a great ride through the rolling hills and sand dunes. We saw wild horses and these cool looking cows...  more »

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