Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel - Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Duinen van Texel National Park is a national park located on the North Holland island of Texel in the Netherlands. All dune systems on the western side of the island and the large coastal plains on both the northern and southern points of the island are part of the park. The park covers approximately 43 km2 and attained national park status in 2002. The visitor center is located in the natural history museum Ecomare.
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Vliehors is a widened beach of approximately 24 square kilometers, which is now largely used as a military training area for the Royal Netherlands Air Force , the only one in the Netherlands where air force pilots and NATO partners are allowed to practice with ammunition and explosive charges. The sandbar is located on the western half of the Wadden island of Vlieland . The operational designation of the Vliehors is Cornfield Range .
The Kroon's Polders on the western part of the Wadden island of Vlieland were created between 1920 and 1925 at the initiative of the dune warden, later supervisor at Rijkswaterstaat Jan Wouter Kroon. Between 1898 and 1905 a number of drift dikes had been constructed close to the already existing Meeuwenduinen on the western part of Vlieland in order to enlarge the narrowing strip of dunes.
Museum Tromp's Huys is a museum in Oost-Vlieland on the Wadden Island of Vlieland in the Dutch province of Friesland. The museum is housed in a national monument . The collection includes the Art by Betzy Akersloot-Berg, Silver, photo and clock collection, Nautical Charts and Ship Models ,Information about the history of the island, such as the disappeared village of West-Vlieland , the whaling industry and the ship Lutine .
Richel is a permanently dry sandbank in the Wadden Sea, in the gap between the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. The sandbank has an average surface area of 116 hectares. It is completely flooded only during extremely high tides. Richel is uninhabited and virtually barren. It is too low to support any permanent vegetation. The sandbank is only able to support some temporary colonisation by the grass species sand couch.
The Kazemattenmuseum is a war museum in Kornwerderzand in the Dutch province of Friesland. It consists of a visitor center, a number of casemates (command casemate, kitchen/anti-aircraft depot casemate, machine-gun casemate, cannon casemate and searchlight casemate) and a guardroom. Three monuments have been erected in commemoration: for the fallen in the Wonsstelling, for those on board the gunboat and for Captain Christiaan Boers and Deputy Commander Lieutenant Ham.
The Noordsvaarder, one of the most beautiful and varied nature reserves in Terschelling, includes the beach plain on the west side of Terschelling plus the entire dune area north of the cycle path to Paal 8. The Noordsvaarder has been a State Natural Monument since 1924 . One of the most important populations of the Green- knotted Orchid occurs in the Netherlands. Other rare plant species include Swamp Orchid , Parnassia, Button rush, and Flesh-colored orchid.
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