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Solleveld

Den Haag, Zuid-Holland  >  Netherlands

A nice walk through a unique area with forest, heather, grass and clear waters. A ticket is required to enter Solleveld.

Added by Floris

Description

Solleveld is a unique dune area that's part of National Park Hollandse Duinen. The trees here are curved by the salty sea breeze. The oak trees in this area are special because nowhere else in the Netherlands they grow so close to the sea. Solleveld also has open areas with heather and shrubs. There are many open areas with infiltration pools. The alternation between open and closed vegetation shows the character of Solleveld. There is a large colony of Great Cormorant present. Until not too long ago, this area was only accessible to people with a special passe-partout. Due to this, Solleveld is a rather unknown gem. Solleveld is now accessible with a day ticket, because of the special and vulnerable nature.

Some species you might find here are: Great BitternNorthern GoshawkCetti's WarblerEuropean StonechatCommon RedstartLinnet and many more! If you're lucky, you might even see Short-eared Owl!

Details

Access

This area can only be entered on foot, bicycles are not allowed. There is a place to park your car/bicycle nearby. In order to get to Solleveld, you first have to go through the Hyacintenbos for a bit, a beautiful forest on its own. You then go through a gate, entering Solleveld. Once in Solleveld, there are two round trips you can make. A shorter one, of approximately 3.5 kilometers, and a longer one that is accessible outside of the breeding season only, of little less than 5 kilometers.

Please note that a ticket is required to enter Solleveld. Tickets and more information can be found on the linked website below (available in Dutch only).

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland, Dunes, Forest, Lake, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat, Sandy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring

Route

Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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