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National Maritime Museum - Scheepvaartmuseum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) is a museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The museum is housed in a former naval storehouse, 's Lands Zeemagazijn or Admiraliteits Magazijn, designed by the Dutch architect Daniël Stalpaert and constructed in 1656. The museum moved to this building in 1973. The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artifacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and impressive historical sea battles.

National Park De Groote Peel

De Groote Peel is a National Park in the Peel, a region in the Southeast of the Netherlands on the border between the provinces of Limburg and North Brabant. It has a size of 13,4 km² and preserves a peat-bog that has remained partly untouched by peat cutting, which used to be extensive in the area.

National park The Loonse en Drunense Duinen

The Loonse en Drunense Duinen (Loonse and Drunense Dunes) is a national park situated in the south of the Netherlands, between the cities of Tilburg, Waalwijk & 's-Hertogenbosch. It has been designated as a national park since 2002. It is 35 km² (14 mile²) in area.

National Park Alde Feanen

Alde Feanen National Park is a national park in the Netherlands province of Friesland. The Alde Faenen is also a Natura 2000 area. The Alde Feanen is part of the communities Boornsterhem, Smallingerland and Tietjerksteradeel. Its size is about 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi). Part of the national park is the lake area Princenhof (or Princehof). The Alde Feanen contains morasses, lakes, forests, peat and meadows. In the area at least 450 plant species and 100 bird species can be found.

National park De Biesbosch

De Biesbosch ('forest of sedges' or 'rushwoods'), is one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands and one of the last freshwater tide areas in Europe. The Biesbosch consists of a rather large network of rivers and smaller and larger creeks with islands. The vegetation is mostly willow forests, although wet grasslands and fields of reed are common as well. The Biesbosch is an important wetland area for waterfowl and has a rich flora and fauna. It is especially important for migrating geese.

National Park De Maasduinen

De Maasduinen National Park is a national park in the Dutch province of Limburg, founded in 1996 and covering approximately 4500 ha. The landscape consists of forests and heathlands on a sandy plateau along the river Meuse close to the German border. The estate 'de Hamert' is the heart of the park. Until 1998 the national park was called 'De Hamert' after this estate. The present name is derived from the parabolic dunes which date from the last glaciation.

National Park De Meinweg

Meinweg National Park (Nationaal Park De Meinweg) is a national park in Limburg, Netherlands. It is about 1800 hectares in size and was established in 1995. In 2002 it became part of the Maas-Swalm-Nette park, a transboundary protected area on the German/Dutch border, covering 10,000 hectares

National Park De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide

De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide, is a cross-border park on the Belgian-Dutch border. It is a merger of two former parks, the Kalmthoutse Heide in Belgium and De Zoom in the Netherlands), together extending over 37.50 square kilometres (14.48 sq mi). A very large part of the park is covered with heath. The park is managed by a special commission in which both Flemish and Dutch organisations are represented. The park is owned by the state of Flanders, the municipality Kalmthout, Staatsbosbeheer, Natuurmonumenten and several private owners. The best known part of the border park lies in Belgium, in the north of the province of Antwerp (Kalmthout and Essen). The Dutch part lies in the municipality Woensdrecht (province North Brabant) and stretches from the border to the villages Huijbergen and Putte.

National Park Drents-Friese Wold

The Drents-Friese Wold National Park is a national park in the Dutch provinces of Friesland and Drenthe, covering more than 61 km2 (24 sq mi), founded in 2000. It consists of forests, heath lands and drift-sands.

National Park Duinen van Texel

Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel Is a national park located on the Frisian island Texel in the Netherlands. All dune systems on the western side of the island and the large coastal plains on both the northern and southern points of the island are part of the park. The park covers approximately 43 square kilometres and got its status of national park in 2002. The visitor center is located in natural history museum Ecomare.

National Park Dwingelderveld

Dwingelderveld National Park is a National park in the Dutch province of Drenthe, founded in 1991. The park covers about 37 km2 (14 sq mi) and is mainly managed by the State Forest Service (Staatsbosbeheer) and the most important Dutch private nature management organisation Natuurmonumenten. It is the largest wet heathland of Western-Europe. Dwingelderveld is also designated as a Natura 2000-area.

National Park Oosterschelde

The Oosterschelde (Eastern Scheldt) is an estuary in Zeeland, Netherlands, between Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen on the north and Noord-Beveland and Zuid-Beveland on the south. Is is also the largest national park in the Netherlands, founded in 2002.

National Park Sallandse Heuvelrug

Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park is a national park in the Dutch province of Overijssel, founded in 2004. The park is mainly managed by Staatsbosbeheer, Natuurmonumenten and the water company Vitens. In addition, several small particular owners are involved in the management, as well as regional communities and stakeholders.

National Park Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog National Park is a national park in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is founded in 1989. It covers about 72 km2 (28 sq mi), the majority of the island Schiermonnikoog.

National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park is a national park in the Dutch province of Utrecht, founded in 2003. The park covers 6,000 ha (15,000 acres) of heathlands, shifting sands, forests, grass lands and floodplains, but most striking is the moraine.

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