Welcome to Weerribben-Wieden National Park
A serene and mysterious landscape of canals, ponds and lakes, the Weerribben-Wieden National Park is the largest freshwater wetland in northwestern Europe. Its swampy 10,000 hectares ensnare centuries-old peatlands, bogs, reed beds dotted with different orchid varieties, forest and a treasure trove of wildlife. Warblers, bitterns, western marsh harriers and purple herons all nest here, much to the joy of bird-watchers who flock here to absorb the park's rich array of bird species – afloat from a traditional punt or along one of the park's many scenic cycling and hiking trails.
The villages of Sint Jansklooster and Venice-like Giethoorn are key bases from which to explore.