Opsterland, Friesland, The Netherlands
Hiking route: 1005287
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Explore the surroundings of the Frisian Bakkeveen and discover the versatile nature around this village on foot. The route takes you through the forest, past shrubs, heathland and sand drifts.
Forest pavilion Bakkeveen
Close to Bospaviljoen Bakkeveen are the Bakkeveense Duinen, a heathland and forest area that was created after the peat reclamation in the 19th century. It is an example of what the whole of Southeast Friesland looked like two centuries ago. The sand drift consists largely of an open heath surrounded by forest.
Nature around Bakkeveen
Bakkeveen is known for its natural environment in which you can relax by strolling, walking and cycling. Nature consists of forests, shrubs, heathland, sand drifts, etc. Cycle paths, many sandy paths and forest paths run through it. The landscape is very varied: bocage landscape with forests, meadows, heaths, sand drifts and beautiful views.
Bakkeveen is a cosy, Frisian village. The village was first mentioned in 1231 in connection with the Frisian-Drentse war. During the Eighty Years' War, the village was destroyed by the Spaniards. The current Bakkeveen was created during the peat reclamations in 1660. Are you a real bargain hunter? A flea market is organized every two weeks. It is the largest flea market in the Northern Netherlands with thousands of visitors per edition.
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