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The New Wilderness

The Oostvaardersplassen form the largest swampland area in the Netherlands. Many unusual species of bird, mammal and insect inhabit the area, as well as hundreds of Heck cattle, Konik horses and red deer. In recent years, sea eagles have even been spotted in the area. Quite spectacular! In the Oostvaardersplassen, you can go back in time to when nature was a real wilderness.

What's there to do here?

Hiking, biking and photography. A visit to the Oostvaarders nature experience centre serves as a great introduction to help you appreciate the true beauty and value of the Oostvaardersplassen.


The Lelpelaarsplassen also form a magnificent nature conservation area. Here, you can bike and hike to your heart's content. The Trekvogel visitors' centre is the perfect starting point.

More information

You can find additional information on the Dutch state forest service's website about excursions to all the nature conservation areas in and around Almere.Flevo Landschap also has a comprehensive listing of all the leisure and recreation options in Flevoland.