Wageningen Off The Beaten Path

  • rough field with willows, typical for Dutch rivers
    rough field with willows, typical for...
    by PeteNL
  • view towards the Rhine river
    view towards the Rhine river
    by PeteNL
  • our companions to restore the landscape
    our companions to restore the landscape
    by PeteNL

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    Typical riverside landscape, or....

    by PeteNL Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    ... the truth behind the dykes, as was the name of an event in the 70s or 80s (?). Anyway, the typical Dutch riverscape is not so natural, though behind the dykes you will find many corners which are "renaturated", given back to nature. After the farmers had created a living on these corners near the river, in recent years the old vegatation returned after taking off the top soil and sometimes even more... in some areas new water flows were created (or old ones re-opened), in order to provide larger floodplains in case of a major event.

    Note the heron, our "national" waterside bird, in the centre/bottom of the first picture!

    rough field with willows, typical for Dutch rivers view towards the Rhine river our companions to restore the landscape Alongside the (Ice-age remnant) Wageningse Berg
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Cycling

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    Wageningen is in NL quite of the beaten track

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jun 29, 2003

    Not many tourists, especially foreign ones will visit Wageningen. quietely laying on the river Rhine it has no mayor attractions and stands in the shade off towns like Arnhem and Utrecht, as well as natural favourits like the national parc "De Hoge Veluwe". However ... if you ever are in The Netherlands on the 5th of May ... Wageningen is the place to be to celebrate liberation and freedom.

    Cityhall, used to be the old courthouse.

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