South Kennemerland National Park (Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland) Tours
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Some 3800 hectares of classic Dutch coastal dunes are being restored in this large nature reserve right in the middle of the busy Randstad. The South Kennemerland National Park is composed of chalky dunes, wide beaches, and coastal forests. Remnants of cultural history like farming estates, seaside villages, and bunkers can also be found in the national park. De Zandwaaier, the park's visitor center, has nature displays and a selection of detailed walking and cycling maps. The Duincafé near the visitor’s center serves coffee, rolls, snacks, and Dutch pancakes.
The park offers more than a hundred miles of footpaths, cycling routes, and horse-riding paths. Whether you want to choose your own route or follow a predetermined path, there’s something for you to enjoy through the woods, across the open sand dunes, and along the lakes and beaches. Trails wind through copses of Corsican firs and valleys of low-lying thickets; at the western edge of the National Park lies a massive sand barrier that's 1,000 years old.
This National Park is located in the heart of the Dutch metropolitan area between Haarlem and Zandvoort, 45 minutes from Amsterdam. There are four train stations within short walking distance of the National Park: Overveen, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, and Santpoort Noord. All stations lie the ‘Sprinter’ line from Haarlem to Uitgeest. The Overveen station is closest to the visitor’s center.
Address: Zeeweg 12, Overveen, North Holland, Netherlands
Hours: Daily 8am–6pm
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Mountain Bike Tours
I would love to welcome you to my place so we can meet. I’ll show you all the best spots so that you can feel like a local. In 3 hours my Bike Like A Local Tour will show you a nice blend of cultural and historic highlights with some of the most beautiful scenery Haarlem has to offer. We will cycle around the city and learn about the trials and triumphs of its past as well as what life is like here today before heading out into the sand dunes to see the nature right on Haarlem’s doorstep. Highlights include the Grote Kerk, Adriaan mill, and Kennemerland National Park. After our tour you are invited to join me for a cup of coffee and a delicious Dutch stroopwafel back at the hostel. Are you coming?
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South Kennemerland National Park (Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland) hours of operation: Daily 8am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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