Nederland - Sint Maartensvlotbrug, Wildrijk

The ‘Wildrijk’ is a nature reserve between the villages of Sint Maartenszee and Sint Maartensvlotbrug. Personally I consider it as one of the hidden gems of the province of North Holland.

Sint Maartenszee is located in the Zijperpolder. In the past, several wealthy Amsterdam merchants owned beautiful wooded estates in the west of the Zijperpolder, nearby the dunes along the North Sea. The ‘Wildrijk’ also dates from that time - the 16th century - and was a landscaped estate. During the excavation of the Noordhollandsch kanaal many pieces of forest were cut down by workers. Fortunately the ‘Wildrijk’ has been spared.

Nowadays it is a fairly small forest; especially in spring it is almost a fairytale to walk around (PiP4 and 5) between the numerous blooming wild hyacinths; most of them are blue (PiP1), but there also pink (PiP2) and white ones. Besides the hyacinths, the ‘Wildrijk’ also offers white daffodils (PiP3) and some other spring flowers.
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Keith Burton said:

A wondefulr series of images Jaap..............especially in the PiPs. It's absolutely lovely there!

HFF to you, and I hope you enjoy the weekend.
3 weeks ago

Philippe/Fifi said:

Excellent HFF ! Bon week
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

That's wonderful!

and of course HFF:)
3 weeks ago

Judith Jannetta said:

What a lovely place that looks
HFF to you, Jaap
3 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

The bluebells look beautiful! Great PiP's.
HFF Jaap.
Have a nice weekend.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Benny Tonner said:

HFF Jaap, :)
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Ewald said:

Tolle Frühlingsserie!!!
Schönes Wochenende!!!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Pat Del said:

La nature ne connaît pas de frontières ... si l'homme ne cherche pas à la domestiquer (!)
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Percy Schramm said:

Really a lovely place for relaxing. And thank you for the wonderful series in the PiPs. HFF, have a sunny weekend, Jaap !
3 weeks ago

Erika+Manfred said:

HFF, Jaap
Have a fine weekend
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca said:

Toute la beauté de la nature à l'état sauvage
Bonne fin de semaine
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Old Owl said:

A delightful array of images, Jaap. The greens give such a feeling of calm relaxation. The angle of the fence seems to point the way onwards and deeper into the wood. HFF to you and I hope your weekend is full of good things.
3 weeks ago

Schussentäler said:

wunderschöne Aufnahme HFF
3 weeks ago ( translate )

John Goodwin said:

Lovely set of photos... HFF... Have a nice weekend.
3 weeks ago

Hansruedi Voegele said:

Sehr schön Aufnahme,mit sehr schönen PIP!
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