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amazing area

this area between Almere and Lelystad is one of its kind. It arised accidentally and now it is an... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Martin K
Best place to exercise and relax at the same time!!

Being a seasoned walker for more then twenty years and also participating yearly at the Vierdaagse... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Ben S
Almere, The Netherlands
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Oostvaardersbosplaats 1, 1336 RZ Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TL:DR Not much wildlife to be seen. The OVP made the headlines in the Winter of 2017/8 because of the protests against the killing of so many deer, horses and cattle. As we were in the area, we decided to see for ourselves. We arrived...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank NigelFR
Reviewed 11 December 2018

this area between Almere and Lelystad is one of its kind. It arised accidentally and now it is an area with wild horses, deer and birds you don't find anywhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Wyoming and Montana .....that's nature for Elk Deer, Horses and cows. It is totally ridiculous to have tried to IMITATE a piece of nature that belonged once in Western Europe/Holland in the Middle Ages!! Government .....come to your sences and get rid of ALL these...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank USDutchie
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This reservate between Almere and Lelystad is worth visiting. You'll see exciting nature, animals and many more. There's a cozy restaurant serving excelent coffee and cake.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChrisVdVooren
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is place was an absolute gem. I would definitely recommend spending a full day here as we made the mistake of only spending the morning/early afternoon. We will be back!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Santos_11417
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Made several visits to this nature reserve during my one month visit with friends and family in the Netherlands. Recommend you bring your own binoculars though, as some of the herds keep their distance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swanganz100
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Animals walking around like skeletons. Its the most awful place. Its just death! Dont go to this place!

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Swedenmariao
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

very nice to bike or have a walks you see alot of free animals walking around by distance or very near. peacefull really good for bike and walking. you can also set in there Observatory. bring some drinks or snack while chilling and watching nature....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank crizzy381
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Being a seasoned walker for more then twenty years and also participating yearly at the Vierdaagse Nijmegen (International Four Days Walk of Nijmegen), one has to exercise in order to keep up with this walking event. The Oostvaardersplassen is where you can walk and feel...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ben S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

sick and starving animals everywhere - DISGUSTING - do not visit - why isn't somebody doing something about it??

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank sarahpa62
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Chitra28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Almere Oostvaarders station is definitely closer to the park, but it is not walkable... I would say take a taxi or rent a car. I hope this helped.
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29 April 2017|
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Response from AandH0728 | Reviewed this property |
There are hardly any birds anymore.........big grasers are in poor condition. Not a nice park to visit. Better visit the zoo, much nicer, animals in good condition.
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Response from Andy P | Reviewed this property |
The main center for the oostvaardersplassen is the buitencentrum oostvaardersplassen on the north east side of the park. As for as I know here is no public transport nearby. A Taxi from Lelystad may be an option. The other... More