2 Bird Sanctuaries to Explore in Netherlands

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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.

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Bird Park Avifauna

Vogelpark Avifauna is an animal park in Alphen aan den Rijn with an emphasis on birds.The park has lots of greenery and ponds , a restaurant , and a large playground with traditionally the highest sliding tower in the Netherlands. The park was owned by the Van der Valk group but has been a foundation since early 2012. The Avifauna Bird Park Foundation is committed to bird and nature conservation and has an ANBI status. Boat trips can also be made from the park.


Bird Island in the Zwarte Meer is a paradise for birds. At least sixty species of birds breed on this uninhabited island, including special species such as the bluethroat, nightingale, lesser spotted woodpecker, hawk and great reed warbler. Vogeleiland is an oasis of peace for birds and therefore a mecca for bird lovers. To guarantee that tranquility, you can only visit this unique island during one of our boat trips.

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