26 Forests to Explore in Netherlands

Checkout places to visit in Netherlands


Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

Activities Around

Forests to Explore in Netherlands


The Fairytale Forest is a 15-acre wooded section of the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands, where a number of well-known fairy tales and fairy tale figures are depicted by animated statues and buildings.The first ten fairy tales were: the Chinese Nightingale, Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Gnome Village, The Six Servants, the Naughty Princess, Kleine Message, the Frog Prince, the Magic Clock, Lady Hollow's Well and Snow White.

Sterrebos Groningen

Sterrebos is a park in the Dutch city ​​of Groningen, northwest of the Helpman district . It is a municipal monument. In the plans for the deepened construction of the southern ring road, Sterrebos will become part of the planned Zuiderplantsoen. Originally it was actually a star forest, a forest with eight paths that led in different directions from a central point. This setup, which was in vogue in the eighteenth century and was ideally suited for hunting, has largely been lost.


The Vijlenerbos is an approximately 650 ha large forest and nature reserve near the town of Vijlen in the Dutch Limburg municipality of Vaals . Small parts of the Belgian municipality of Blieberg are located on the southern edge of the forest . The Vijlenerbos actually consists of several forests, all of which are owned by Staatsbosbeheer . it is therefore sometimes referred to as the Vijlenerbossen.

Vroege Vogelbos

The Vroege Vogelbos is a forest in the Dutch city of Almere. the forest developed into a park forest with both deciduous and coniferous trees . Several hiking trails and winding roads run through the forest. In the Early Bird Forest there is a sheepfold that offers shelter for 100 to 150 sheep . The building was designed in 2003 by the architectural firm 70F Architecture.

Wandelroute Mookerheide

The Mookerheide is a forest and heathland area east of Mook in the Dutch province of Limburg at an altitude of about 50 meters, south of Nijmegen. The forest area between Nijmegen and Mook used to be a large heath, which in its entirety was called the Mookerheide. The Heumense Schans can still be seen in the landscape near Molenhoek . Natuurmonumenten owns an area of ​​235 ha in the Mookerheide.


The Zeisterbos is a forest in the east of the Dutch town of Zeist . Together with the parks and woods of the Hoog Beek and Royen and Pavia country estates, the forest forms a wide green strip on the east side of Zeist. Since 1994, the forest has been owned by the Het Utrechts Landschap foundation .

Map of Forests to explore in Netherlands