Water sports and protected nature - From pleasure grounds to peatlands

Whether canoeing, boating, water-skiing, or kiting, being on the water sparks a feeling of total freedom. Revel in the hidden beauty of Spiegelplas and the Kortenhoefse Plassen or go SUP boarding among the water lilies on Vuntus lake. Or why not head towards the Ankeveense Plassen and the protected ’s-Graveland country estates along typical Dutch country roads? Water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike love the Loosdrecht lake area. 

Castle Museum Sypesteyn

The youngest castle in the Netherlands

Discover the rose garden and orchard at this historical Dutch garden, experience the rich regency lifestyle of the 18th century, and marvel at the ample collection of oriental and Dutch porcelain. 

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‘s-Graveland country estates

The back gardens of the nobility

The Dutch Society for Nature Conservation maintains ten stately s-’Graveland properties. Absorb the rich history along the meandering paths, cycle past country estates with fascinating names like Gooilust or Boekesteyn, and picnic in an idyllic spot as you go.

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Loosdrecht Lakes - Discover hidden watergems

Hotel Najade Resort

A stay on the water

Moor your boat outside the door, walk to Vuntus beach and dine in style at A-fusion restaurant. Enjoy the full splendour of the Loosdrecht lakes from your luxurious hotel room or holiday home. 

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