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 contain 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 birdwatchers who flock here to absorb the park's rich array of species – 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.