A pleasant motor in which we bypassed Leeuwarden to arrive in the National Park ‘De Alde Feanen’ (‘feen’ and ‘veen’ mean bog, fen, or peat), situated slightly south of the major town.

Moored on the edge of the township, Earnewald, this particular section was a thriving holiday metropolis. Dinghies, generally full of youngsters, crisscrossed the waters, creating a swell reminiscent of ocean waters.

Covering almost 4,000 hectares, this is a peat bog landscape in which wet woodlands, reed beds, polders, pools and hayfields are to be found. Each of the landscapes comes with its unique set of flora and fauna. The coming of spring brings with it in excess of 100 species of birds for the breeding season, whilst the plant enthusiast will discover almost 500 varieties of flora.

Great Website: https://www.friesland.nl/nl/

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