Oisterwijk's Forests & Fens

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A different experience in every season: Oisterwijk's Forests & Fens are exquisite, tranquil and inspiring all year round. Different footpaths, cycle routes and horse trails will lead you – with or without the aid of a forest ranger – through the beauty of one of the Netherlands' most unique areas of nature. There are no less than 80 fens in this stunning green expanse – pretty impressive, right?

Four seasons
Whether it’s the frozen fairy-tale fens of the winter, the dynamics of natu…

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A different experience in every season: Oisterwijk's Forests & Fens are exquisite, tranquil and inspiring all year round. Different footpaths, cycle routes and horse trails will lead you – with or without the aid of a forest ranger – through the beauty of one of the Netherlands' most unique areas of nature. There are no less than 80 fens in this stunning green expanse – pretty impressive, right?

Four seasons
Whether it’s the frozen fairy-tale fens of the winter, the dynamics of nature coming to life in spring, the musical croaking of frogs in the summer, or the explosion of colours in the autumn: Oisterwijk's Forests & Fens are a feast for all the senses. Spot kingfishers, deer and roe deer, or bear witness to the wide variety of insects and water creatures in the fens and ditches. And after an exhilarating day of activity or sport, head to one of the large terraces to enjoy the peace and quiet and a tasty snack, lunch or dinner.Oisterwijk's Forests & Fens Groot Speijck Visitor Centre has a great terrace, as does Boshuis Venkraai. And both are ideal places to relax and soak up the surroundings.

Dutch Society for Nature Conservation and visitor centres
The Municipality of Oisterwijk has no less than three visitor centres: starting points for bike rides and walks through the best of Brabant's nature. The Dutch Society for Nature Conservation also has a beautiful starting point in Oisterwijk. The centre organises various activities in the forests, some of which are free, some of which require a contribution. Head into nature with a forest ranger, go on an exciting night tour or sample typical local produce while you’re out and about. There's also a fantastic nature playground for children.

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