“De Wieden” scenic area forms together with the neighbouring De Weerribben: National Park Weerribben Wieden, one of the most important lowland peat wetlands of Western Europe. This wetland landscape is the result of peat extraction in the 17th century and consists of waterways, shallow lakes, reed beds, grazing meadows and wetland woods.
The otter and the black tern live in this varied vegetation. De Wieden is a fascinating and colourful area, all seasons long: Yellow marsh-marigold in spring, lots of green in summer, bronze reed lands in autumn and ice-blue stillness in winter.
Adventurous visitors can explore the area by boat or canoe. Other people might prefer a nice cycling- or walking tour.
The best place to start your day in scenic area De Wieden is at the visitor centre in Sint Jansklooster. It supplies information on the origin of this area and all kinds of activities like a boat trip or a visit to the duck decoy.