The Little North

Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 395527

based on 23 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

10.2 km
02:32 h
578 kcal
6 m


Want to explore De Biesbosch National Park on foot? Naturally! You can also enjoy the mosaic of water, reed beds and creeks from land. With this route you will discover the beauty of the Kleine Noordwaard in the Brabant part of the Biesbosch.

Waxing Moon
The Biesbosch is one of the few freshwater areas in the world where there is an ebb and flow. Visual artist Paul de Kort has incorporated this in a beautiful way in De Wassende Maan. This work of art consists of water channels and dikes and looks different every time due to the influence of weather, tides and seasons. Climb the landscaped hill on the Bandijk to discover the work of art.

bird mecca
From the dike you have beautiful views over the many waters and meadows. You will see many birds, such as pintail, teal, widgeon, gadwall and shoveler. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the osprey and white-tailed eagle that occasionally come to hunt here. So bring your binoculars. And your boots, because it's wet here.

Old pilot whale and reed culture
When the Haringvliet locks were put into operation in 1970, the tidal difference in the Biesbosch was no longer two metres, but forty centimetres. This gave new crops the chance to grow, so that they replaced the traditionally common reed buntings and moist fields with willow wood (the so-called pilot whales).

Height Profile


# Description Distance
85 (4251MT, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
83 (4251MT, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.05 km
82 (4251MT, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.27 km
10 (4251MR, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.06 km
68 (Bandijk, 4251MJ, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.79 km
69 (4251MP, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.96 km

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