Looking for nature in Amsterdam? Whether you are a tourist wanting to know a different side of Amsterdam, or a company looking for a special outing, go for a nature tour in the company of a biologist and certified nature guide and be surprised with Amsterdam’s natural side.
With its unique urban structure of interconnected waterways, and over 400.000 trees, Amsterdam is one of the greenest cities in Europe. Along the canals there are more than 75.000 elms, whose winged seeds produce a spectacular “spring snow”. These trees create a whole ecosystem: their rough bark hides a multitude of insects on which birds like the great and the blue tit feed on. The great spotted woodpecker is also a regular elm visitor. This last bird, typically found in forests and gardens, has adopted Amsterdam and discovered that hammering on illumination poles produces great sound effects.
During the nature tours I will focus on the flora and fauna and give complementary historical and architectural information of the surroundings.
Tourists can choose from a fixed schedule and selected locations. For groups and companies I offer tailor-made tours.
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Interested? Questions? Please contact me.
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