National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

A lake in the dunes

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

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The dunes in the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland, also known as the Kennemerdunes, are great for walking or cycling.

The park is home to some rare plants, like Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus and several kinds of orchids. You may also encounter many species of animals, including deer, sand lizards, natterjack toads and nightingales.

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

A cross in the dunes

Scattered around the dunes are several monuments for fallen heroes of the second world war, usually members of the resistance movement who were caught and executed in the dunes. They found their final resting place in the war cemetery Overveen, also in the park.

The lake Het Wed is a popular family destination for swimming and water fun.

The park can easily be reached by train. It is at walking distance from the stations of Overveen, Bloemendaal, Santpoort-Noord and Santpoort-Zuid. You can also reach it by bus from the beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal. The park is open between sunrise and sunset. Walk only on the paths. Bicycles are only allowed on the cycling paths. Dogs are not allowed, on most places.

The official website is only available in Dutch.

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