Covering an area of 100 square kilometers in the province of Utrecht, the park comprises a variation of landscapes, such as heathlands, forests, meadows, shifting sands and floodplains. For this reason, it is home to an incredibly rich wildlife, among which are foxes, badgers, several species of amphibians and reptiles, owls and woodpeckers. In fact, more than 100 bird species can be found within the national park, including the rare pine marten, along with ancient trees and rare plants.

Dotted with medieval castles and vast private estates, the park boasts plenty of beautiful trails, which can be discovered on foot or by bicycle. Either follow one of the hiking trails or rent out a bike from the reception to enjoy these incredible natural surroundings. A particular point of interest for visitors is the tomb of founder Cornelis Jan van Nellesteyn. Sitting on the hilltop in a direct line from the estate, it can always be seen from Parc Broekhuizen, as per the founder’s wishes.

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