‘A thick pin, don’t say anything but I can already see by the muzzle if it is a good, fat one!’ Visit Gaele Postma in Zoutkamp, a picturesque old fishing village near the National Park ‘Het Lauwersmeer’ and join him on his boat to learn more about a Fisherman’s life and fishing for eels.
What are the similarities between the Amish people in North America and the Staphorst community in the province of Overijssel? Both are very close knit, pious and wear typical traditional costumes. There is no village in the Netherlands about which so many clichés exist as Staphorst.
While South-Africa has the elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and the buffalo, in the Netherlands we have our own ‘Big Five’: the red deer, the roe, the wild pig, the mouflon and the fallow deer.
During this hike you will learn all about the beautiful nature reserve, the Veluwe, and its inhabitants. The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills (1100 km2) in the province of Gelderland and features a variety of landscapes, including woodland, heath, some small lakes and Europe’s largest sand drifts.