Naarden is a picturesque historic town located in an old fortress. Be sure to visit and walk through the narrow cobbled streets, learn about the eventful past in the Dutch Fortress Museum and sail through the moat. Naarden is one of the best preserved fortified cities and unique because of its star-shaped construction. After an exploration of the fortress and the protected nature reserve Naardermeer, you can relax at a restaurant in the fortification wall or in the nearby town of Bussum.
The best way to experience the Naardermeer is on the water. Step aboard on our boat! Discover the peace in the middle of the Gooi and Vecht area. Our guide takes you on the Naardermeer and shows the special nature of this oldest natural monument. Maybe you can see the blue flash of a flying kingfisher, or you can see a grass snake sunbathing along the side of the water.
Oldest natural monument
A boat trip on the Naardermeer means sailing through the oldest natural monument in the Netherlands. A protected area both nationally and internationally. The Naardermeer is known for its breeding cormorants. The swamp forests and reed beds with shallow pools provide a good living environment for many animals and plant species. Purple herons, arctic voles and deer live here.