Through open dune area with many eagle ferns
Unlike the other entrances, which have a more wooded character, we now walk through an open dune area. Because the rabbit population has declined sharply due to myxomatosis and another viral disease, the dune area is growing. The eagle ferns are a good example of this. To keep the vegetation short, sheep are used. The fallow deer and roe deer also contribute their bit. The animals eat the buds, branches and berries of, among others, the American Bird Cherry. The American Bird Cherry is a fast-growing plant that needs to be pushed back.
Diffuculty: Light walk
Length: 4.6 kilometers
Duration: 1 hour
Marking: Follow violet posts.
Starting point: Parking Entrance De Zilk
Access: By bike or car to entrance De Zilk.
Admission: Day ticket 1.50 euro (from 18 years) and paid parking (2 Euro
We follow the violet posts. Via the Paardenkerkhof we walk towards Starrenbroek, straight through an old dune landscape. We pass the start and runways of the glider field. Then we reach the bridge over the Oosterkanaal and go back to the entrance.
Wild animals in the Amsterdam Waterleiding Duinen
In addition to fallow deer, roe deer and rabbits here are marten-like and foxes. There are also different types of breeding birds. Plant species grow here that occur almost everywhere else in the Netherlands as a Danish spoon blade and a milk thistle. More than a thousand different plant species grow.