National Park de Groote Peel 

National Park de Groote Peel

De Groote Peel is the smallest National Park in the Netherlands. This area is especially known for the visible history of peat extraction. In the breeding season over ninety bird species can be found in this nature reserve .


National Park de Groote Peel, in addition to its many bird species and peat extraction, is also known for its typical stump bridges and boardwalks. These guide pedestrians through the marshy area. Take a look from the bridges, the viewing platform or from the watchtower and experience the magnificent view over De Groote Peel.

Walking routes in the area

The ideal way to explore National Park De Groote Peel is by foot. You can do this on your own or with an guided tour. Are you planning to discover this beautiful and bird-rich nature reserve yourself? Then take a look at all the walking routes in National Park De Groote Peel.

alle wandelroutes in Nationaal park de Groote Peel.

Buitencentrum de Pelen

Buitencentrum de Pelen is the visitor centre of National Park de Groote Peel. Several walking routes start at this location. In this (interactive) visitor centre, you will find all information about the flora and fauna in the Peel and the history of peat extraction. Entrance is free. There is also a shop and a catering facility.