Wild Life Hike (Zuid-Kennemerland National Park) - Episode 4

Wild Life Hike (Zuid-Kennemerland National Park) - Episode 4

What about a little bit of healthy photographing for the first day of December! Camera in the hand, inspiration in the mind, and some energy in the legs are a perfect combination for (re-)discovering the surprising beauties of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. Let’s pay a visit to wild animals and diverse vegetation, and capture them on CCD or film as we all enter the winter.


So pick up your camera, take warm and comfy clothes, let’s explore this park together and see what we can find !


We will meet at 11:30 AM, at the Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland on Sunday December 1st. 


The meetup point will be the visitor’s center at the following adress
Tetterodeweg[masked] Overveen, (it is the entrance: De Zandwaaier). This is not an accessible by car. However if you copy/paste exactly “Tetterodeweg[masked] Overveen” in google maps it will show you the exact spot.


There is a place for coffee just next to the visitor’s center. I suggest we meet there in the warmth. When you arrive at the visitors center, finding the coffee shop is evident. Once you’re there, head for the table packed with cameras. 

After the walk, it has been a tradition to meet back at the coffee shop and enjoy together some of the local Food (The traditional pea soup sure warms you up!). Let’s keep this one up J.


I have been to this park a few times already, Each time, it was a very agreeable surprise with variable landscape in a short distance, and wild animals and birds (we met sheeps, shettland poneys and Bisons!). Amazing to know there is this little nature paradise so close to home (Check out the website: http://www.np-zuidkennemerland.nl/documents/home.xml?lang=nl). 

We will take a hiking route that starts from the parking. Probably the same as last time, but we will improvise some variation depending on what we encounter. 

There are multiple options to go there. There is a bus stop next to the Bezorkercentrum (Bus 81), and a train station (Overveen) is at a walking distance (20-30 minutes). Additionally, there is a parking for car users: From the Bezoekerscentrum, it is the other side of the N200 road. It is a paying parking. There is a non-paying parking quite close, near a kind of sport center. From there, you can access the Café from the back by foot (About 300m). 




More details: 

http://www.np-zuidkennemerland.nl

You can also download a brochure in English:

http://www.np-zuidkennemerland.nl/documents/documents/ab6ad2.pdf


I will be travelling by car. I can pick up to three people from Leiden Station. Let me know if you need a ride.


And finally, if the evening before, the weather forecast predicts horrid skies, I will send a cancelling or postponing note to everybody.

Oh, and to remove any doubt: The access to the park is free. Just keep a few Euros in your pocket if you want to enjoy some food after the walk.


A Bientot!


PS: Check the photos of the previous outings our group enjoyed in this park.

Wild Life Hike (Zuid-Kennemerland National Park) - Episode 2 and 3 

http://www.meetup.com/The-Dutch-Photography-Meetup-Group/events/48158312/

http://www.meetup.com/The-Dutch-Photography-Meetup-Group/events/84648722/

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  • Gary

    So when is the next ;)

    Would love to go back there in bad weather conditions.

    2 · December 2, 2013

    • Andrii S.

      I doubt there will be such nice snowstorms we had last winter, but still I could organize a hike there in January-February, when the weather is less nice.

      2 · December 3, 2013

    • Edouard

      I'll set a new one up in the coming days (for beg February). Maybe we'll get lucky with a beautiful white blanket.

      1 · December 3, 2013

  • Nicole

    Very nice combination of photographing and hiking. Look forward pics.:)

    December 1, 2013

    • Tom

      True, the lens autofocus and the controls in the camera are working, that is proven by the automatic mode. So it is a setting still or a crash bug in the firmware which must have been there always in that case.

      December 3, 2013

    • Nicole

      Guys, many thanks. I went through the user guide book,but still have no clue about how to fix the problem. Gary, my camera is Cannon EOS 500D. I bought it 5 years ago, but I didn't pay much attention on it. :(

      December 3, 2013

  • Andrii S.

    Gooood! Want more like this!

    December 2, 2013

  • Edouard

    It was quite a walk! Very enjoyable. Thx to Andrii for having a more intimate knowledge of the park than most of us that allowed us to improvise and guide us deeper than we ever have been. It was a lot of fun !

    December 1, 2013

  • Tom

    Great hike today, now lets see the results :)

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • François

    Very nice ambiance, Felt relax and inspired

    2 · December 1, 2013

  • Raquel H.

    We are gonna be late :-( we have missed the stop. Now we have to wait 30 min to the next train going back. Edouard, I call you when we are there. Sorry.

    December 1, 2013

  • Zoe W.

    Unfortunately will have to miss it...enjoy!

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Gary

    For those of you know don't already know, http://9292.nl is a good site for working out how to get there.

    November 30, 2013

  • 周安心

    我有两个人能在莱顿空降吗?哈哈!

    November 18, 2013

    • Edouard

      Hey 周安心, I am afraid my Chinese is a little Rusty ;-)... Do you need a ride from Leiden?

      November 20, 2013

    • Alicia Q

      haha...Someone is making a joke, I guess!:D 你好!周安心 :)

      November 30, 2013

  • jake

    Good evening! i'm very looking forward to my first meetup this sunday! just a quick one i will be bringing a firend along!

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very disappointed I have to cancel. Have a great time

    November 25, 2013

  • Raquel H.

    Looking forward! !

    November 24, 2013

  • 周安心

    I want join with you .

    November 18, 2013

  • Nicole

    Hey everybody, look forward to seeing you all on 1st Dec. :)

    November 18, 2013

  • François

    I will come by train and bike from Adam, see you there

    November 11, 2013

  • rhiannon

    Now away that weekend,see you next time!

    November 11, 2013

  • Mattymorris

    I'd like a lift from Leiden if possible.

    November 3, 2013

    • Edouard

      Matt, no problem, I'll keep a seat for you.

      November 8, 2013

  • Paulina G.

    I would like yo come.. anybody coming from the hague?

    November 6, 2013

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