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Lovely place to watch birds and enjoy nature with a simple lunch

A great starting point for bird watchers. Have lunch and get information on the area. The lunch is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vast area

Very vast area, nice for a walk. We were kinda limited in time and just took the 3.3km walk. And... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
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Oostvaardersbosplaats 1, 1336 RZ Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great starting point for bird watchers. Have lunch and get information on the area. The lunch is O.K. the view/location is remarkable.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because we live close I run here quite often. Beautiful nature with a lot of wildlife. Very enjoyabke for a stroll or bird ( and animal) watching. There is a restaurant as well

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank macksterz
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Very vast area, nice for a walk. We were kinda limited in time and just took the 3.3km walk. And saw some wild horses. Outpost center is quit recent and has bathroom facilities and you can have a drink and a bite to eat there....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TipperFrederik
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Lovely outpost in the middle of no where . Restaurant come bookshop worth a visit with a lovely view over the water where you can watch ducks ,Geese etc feeding and playing around. They have an auditorium which tells you the story about how Oostvaarders...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 150jacquesb
Reviewed December 30, 2018

TL:DR Not much wildlife to be seen. The OVP made the headlines in the Winter of 2017/8 because of the protests against the killing of so many deer, horses and cattle. As we were in the area, we decided to see for ourselves. We arrived...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank NigelFR
Reviewed December 11, 2018

this area between Almere and Lelystad is one of its kind. It arised accidentally and now it is an area with wild horses, deer and birds you don't find anywhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Martin K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wyoming and Montana .....that's nature for Elk Deer, Horses and cows. It is totally ridiculous to have tried to IMITATE a piece of nature that belonged once in Western Europe/Holland in the Middle Ages!! Government .....come to your sences and get rid of ALL these...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank USDutchie
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This reservate between Almere and Lelystad is worth visiting. You'll see exciting nature, animals and many more. There's a cozy restaurant serving excelent coffee and cake.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChrisVdVooren
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is place was an absolute gem. I would definitely recommend spending a full day here as we made the mistake of only spending the morning/early afternoon. We will be back!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Santos_11417
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Made several visits to this nature reserve during my one month visit with friends and family in the Netherlands. Recommend you bring your own binoculars though, as some of the herds keep their distance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swanganz100
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June 14, 2017|
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Response from Chitra28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Almere Oostvaarders station is definitely closer to the park, but it is not walkable... I would say take a taxi or rent a car. I hope this helped.
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from AandH0728 | Reviewed this property |
There are hardly any birds anymore.........big grasers are in poor condition. Not a nice park to visit. Better visit the zoo, much nicer, animals in good condition.
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Response from Andy P | Reviewed this property |
The main center for the oostvaardersplassen is the buitencentrum oostvaardersplassen on the north east side of the park. As for as I know here is no public transport nearby. A Taxi from Lelystad may be an option. The other... More