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De Weerribben is stunning and perfect to explore by bike. We were blessed with beautiful weather.
We hired bikes and cycled from Giethoorn, through Scheerwolde, Nederland (yes, there is a place called Nederland in the Netherlands), Kalenberg, Ossenzijl, Wetering and back through Scheerwolde. The scenery...More
Last weekend we went canoeing in Weerribben with a group of friends. It was an enjoyable trip through cute areas. It wasn't a very wild terrain - at least by the standard of foreigners who are used to grandeur of the Mother Nature. However, for...More
De Weerribben National Park originates from the peat industry in the 19th century. The peat was dug up, creating narrow canals and was laid to dry on the side of those canals. (The "ribben"). When all peat was exhausted, artificial waterways and landscape were left,...More
When you're touring The Netherlands and want to have a feel of how most of the countryside would have looked some 2,000 years ago, I recommend to get off the beaten track (i.e., canals, windmills, wooden shoes, ...) and visit this National Park. A day...More
Yesterday we visited this NP for the first time. It consists of two parts: the Weerribben in the North & the Wieden. The southern part called the Wieden is managed by the Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment (Natuurmonumenten) and this is the part we...More
Very stunning nature, not spoiled by tourists. You can sail for hours in the early morning without seeing any other boats. In the weekend Giethoorn may be a bit more busy but overall very unspoiled beautiful bit of Holland.