Watchtower at Aekingerzand

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Erik van den Ham on September 18, 2007

The national park Drents-Friese Wold is one of the biggest united conservation areas in the Netherlands. This wide landscape of stretched woods and moors lies on the border of both Dutch provinces Friesland and Drenthe and occupies 6150 hectare of land. The park is very suitable for biking and walking. Fascinating nature The closed forest area of the Drents-Friese Wold is the second biggest in the Netherlands. Since the middle of the 19th century this large part of the former wide moorland was gradually taken over by trees. At the estate Berkenheuvel and the Dieverzand you may find wonderful fir forests. Hidden in these woods are fairy tale like fens and small moor areas like the Snoekveen and the Groote Veen. In the south west part of the national park lies an extensive moor, the Doldersummer- and Wapserveld. Just as beautiful is the Aekingerzand, a dynamic sand-drift.

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Erik van den Ham on September 18, 2007


In the middle of the Aekingerzand stands a robust watchtower. From the platform, you have a wonderful view over the entire sand-drift area and the neighbouring stream valley.

Erwin Woenckhaus on September 19, 2007

Very nice place... by the evening?


Erik van den Ham on September 19, 2007

No early in the morning with the sun rising behind the watchtower.

Ezazul Islam - EzAz on March 2, 2009

Great Shot !!...Watch My Photos

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  • Uploaded on September 18, 2007
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    by Erik van den Ham