1. Action in the National Parks

    Visit three National Parks during one holiday: from Weerribben-Wieden National Park, both the Dwingelerveld and Drents-Friese Wold are within easy reach. The totally different landscapes have at least one thing in common: they invite you to be active, adventurous and discover new things. Here are some tips:

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    Sunbathing vipers! Highly likely that you will see these slithering animals at the radio telescope in Dwingelerveld. Would you prefer to spot a grass snake? Then head to Weerribben-Wieden.

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    Forest ranger

    Would you like to find out more about the nature and history of three unique areas? Take an excursion with the forest ranger: by boat or on foot. Forest rangers at the visitor centres and outdoor centres are happy to show you the most extraordinary places.

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    Family path

    Fancy a forest stroll for the whole family? Take the family path at Outdoor Centre Drents-Friese Wold. Also suitable for wheelchair users and partially-sighted people! Are you looking for adventure? Then choose the Laarzenpad at Visitor Centre de Wieden in Sint Jansklooster.

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    Nothing better than getting some exercise in the most beautiful Dutch nature. The three National parks are perfect for long, invigorating bicycle rides.

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    At a gallop or a leisurely pace: the Drents-Friese Wold has more than 175 equestrian trails and facilities.

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    Have you ever stood among hundreds of bleating sheep? Experience this unforgettable adventure at the sheepfold in Ruinen.

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    Trail run

    Running through the largest wet heathland in Western Europe. It is possible on the 23 kilometres of trail run that start at Visitor Centre Dwingelerveld and takes you along heathland, marshes, ponds, forest and meadows.

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    Weerribben-Wieden is water. Climb aboard a boat and discover the beauty of the area. Would you like a guide to come along and tell you about the unique history? Then book an excursion at Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) in Sint Jansklooster or Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch Forest Management Agency) in Ossenzijl.

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    Water tower

    What a view! The water tower in Sint Jansklooster offers views across De Wieden and surrounding areas. To climb the more than 200 steps of the architecturally designed stairs is an adventure in itself.

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