This route around Noord-Beveland is all about water. Noord-Beveland is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the Netherlands, so you can enjoy the peace, the vastness and the views breathlessly on your ride. Along the way you cross polders. You cycle along Katse Plaat, on the east side of Noord-Beveland. This tidal area outside the dykes is part of the Oosterschelde National Park and is part of the European network of nature reserves Natura 2000. At low tide, the sandbar in the nature reserve is exposed and coastal birds come to rest and search for food. The avocet feasts on mussels, shrimps and worms, and common terns, cormorants and plovers also enjoy the abundance of the plate. You cycle along the north coast of the island with a view of the Werkeiland Neeltje Jans. After the completion of the Delta Works, the work island was transformed into a nature reserve that is part of the Oosterschelde National Park. You will find an information center with an exhibition about the Delta Works and an amusement park. You cycle along the Schotsman, a former sandbank. This nature reserve consists of woods, open terrain with (bare) grassland, mudflats and dunes. It is known for the parnassia, orchids and sedges that you will find there. Milkweed, salty russet and salty sedge grow on the salty grasslands. Countless birds live in the dunes and forests and the toad, the brown frog and the small newt breed in the dug pools. The airspace is made unsafe by many species of butterflies and dragonflies. The water of the Veerse Meer is brackish. Salt water is let in from the Oosterschelde, making the water saltier and creating a tidal effect. It is one of the few places in the Netherlands where you can find the Zuiderzee crab, the Trumpet lime tube worm and the Eel bread. The lake is dotted with 13 islands and is very popular with water sports enthusiasts.