contiguous natural areas are very scarce in the Netherlands. Only some
scattered parts remain from the vast peat-moors, called "De
Peel", that once covered the border area of the dutch provinces
Noord-Brabant and Limburg. The largest parts are National Park "De
Groote Peel", Deurnsche Peel and Mariapeel. They are
managed by the dutch Forestry Service (Staatsboshebeer) as one united
area. Next to the larger parts there are some, mostly small, areas of
heather, forests and moors.
The NP is partly
closed for visitors in spring and autumn. In spring because of the
breeding season, in autumn because of bird migration (a.o. cranes). You
can find more information on the NP's website (in dutch).
The location of the larger areas is outlined below.
To go to the gallery of De Peel: klik here.