The Naardermeer (Naarder Lake) lies like a green oasis between Amsterdam and Hilversum. A protected natural lake surrounded by swamp forests and shallows. It consists of various lakes and marshes with clear water, dense swamp forest and marshy meadows. Rare animals such as the otter and Purple Heron live here. Also a very big colony of Great Cormorant. There are various good spots for birding (see the map).
The visitor center provides information on various walking trails and other excursions. It also a good place to park your car.
You enjoy the area best by taking a boat ride on a whisper boat with the forester (availble between april and oktober). The longest walking route (20 km) takes you around the lake. Shorter routes are also availble. Shown on the map is the route to cycle around the Naardermeer.