Saturday, June 6, 2009

Het Twiske [Recreation Area]


If you live in Amsterdam or Zaandam and are looking for some relaxation moment in the nature then Het Twiske is the ideal place. You can enter the area with your bike, you can go there for a walk or drive around with your car (parking costs about 4 euros per day or about 1 euro per hour). There are cycle paths, smalls lakes to go fishing and a couple of old windmills for nice pics. If you are visiting it for the first time I suggest you pay a visit to the Visitors' Center to ask for suggestions.

The landscape is amazing. There are cows, sheeps, fields with lots of water...

There are horse riders....
You can visit the whole area with a rented boat from the local harbour...




Or you can go with your roller skate, visit the wide Aqua Park with your children (I will be talking about it in the summer) or an animal farm (with rabbits and sheeps to cuddle and many other animals), make a barbecue or a pic-nic and relax in many of the little lakes and small beaches. There is a snack bar and restaurant inside of 't Twiske called Het Pavillion where you can have ice cream, French fries, bitter garnituur (a selection of fried little appetizers) and a Dutch beer.

Or maybe you should just try to lose you way in 't Twiske and walk without a goal. We did that today and met some very docile friends:




7 comments:

vida cotidiana said...

Adorei o lugar as fotos são lindas.Andar a cavalo eu adoro... não sou uma amazonas, mas tenho habilidade na coisa...rsrsrs, bjs

twopenneth said...

hahaha goats, cute! or are they goats?

Angela Rhodes said...

This looks lovely! Maybe we will do this next weekend :)

Btw I added a link to your blog from mine, I hope that is ok? :)

A Touch of Dutch said...

Great! You sold it to me :-) I love the goats too!

We must be on the same wavelength lately: Hay fever & blogging about something in the Zaandam-area!

Cucchiaio pieno said...

Tuas fotos me transmitiram uma paaaaaz... bjim
Léia

Life Abroad said...

You've inspired me to go here! I had never heard about 't Twiske before, but you make it sound like so much fun that I am going to suggest it to Gabriel for a weekend activity!

Anita said...

To those wishing to visit Het Twiske: study their site and map before going for a visit, preferably by car or bike (it's a VAST area). Decide whether you prefer vising first the marina and Het Pavillion (cafe/restaurant) or De Blauwe Poort (Aqua Park)for sunbathing and pic-nic. It is a good 35-50min ride with a bike from Amsterdam to Het Twiske entrance, so be prepared !