De Alde Feanen is one of the Netherlands’ twenty National Parks, and for good reason. De Alde Feanen is a unique area, rich in nature and cultural history, a result of the peat excavations carried out here in the past.
The 2,000 hectares of low peat bog is home to no less than 450 species of plant and 100 species of nesting birds, including the bald eagle. The area is in the heart of Friesland, amidst a number of picturesque villages and close to Leeuwarden, Drachten and Heerenveen.
The landscape in De Alde Feanen is varied: flooded areas, reed beds, herbaceous plants, thickets and swamp forests define the view. It is ideal for walking, cycling, sailing and enjoying nature, birds and peace. Here, the older generation teaches the basics of natural history to children, allowing them to experience nature and learn how it should be treated. Tourists enjoy unforgettable holidays, as do more casual visitors who will probably come back again, just like the thousands of migratory birds that make this area their home every year.
Welcome to De Alde Feanen National Park!