Twiske: on the trail of the peat cutters

Hiking in Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 758735

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40761 348
7.4 km
01:50 h
418 kcal
4 m
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Description

Het Twiske nature reserve is a beautiful and rugged wetland area, where many birds can be spotted. What an oasis, so close to Amsterdam! The base for this route is Twiske Haven, where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Here you have a beautiful view over the Stootersplas, which is located in the middle of the Twiske. This lake was created after sand was extracted here for the construction of the Coentunnel route. Then you take a beautiful walk through the Twiske, a varied nature reserve just above Amsterdam. You will find forests, grasslands, but also a lot of water. Centuries ago, this area consisted of peat meadows along the river Twiske. The inhabitants extracted peat on a small scale. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the soil was drained, but it turned out to be unsuitable for agriculture.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Twiske Haven (De Noorderlaaik, 1511 BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
7
7 (1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.21 km
14
14 (De Noorderlaaik, 1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.36 km
7
7 (1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.50 km
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14 (De Noorderlaaik, 1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.65 km
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7 (1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.80 km

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