Meijendel Nature Reserve
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Meijendel Nature Preserve is a nature area in the province of South Holland, manged by the water company Dunea. Dunea uses the lands to collect drinking water, and, at the same time, preserves the lands for its unique eco systems. Meijendel is about 1875 hectares (4633 acres) and comprises three types of Dunes: Outer Dunes, Middle Dunes, and Inner Dunes with each their distinct characteristics:
Outer Dunes have low vegetations, Middle Dunes have infiltration pools, marches, reedlands and more substantial vegetation. The Inner Dunes, have the most vegetation like small forests.
In the 17th century Meijendel used to be a place to hunt rabbits. Later one tried to put it to use for agricultural purposes.
The preserve is an excellent place for a hike, biking and in summer swimming. Since I was nearby today I decided to make short walk, which turned out to be a 10-km (6.2-mile) walk amongst sand, dunes, beach, and sea-gulls.
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