29 December 2020 / Utrecht

National park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

National park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Sharing my pictures of the Netherlands that i made during the lock-down of Covid-19 pandemic. Exploring nature on the National Park of Utrechtse Heuvelrug! In this episode I travel to part of the park that belongs to the town of Baarn!

Baarnse Bos! (forest of Baarn)

This is, geographic, the starting point  of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug national park! Located in the northwestern part of the park! This place is more of a man made park then a natural forest This part of the park was made in the year 1733 an 1758 when it was part of a estate from the merchant Willem Gideon Deutz! When he died in the year 1758 the estate came in hands of the Dutch royal familie! The Dutch Royal familie already had a big palace near by and the park adjacent to their estate!

Palace of the Dutch royal familie
Palace of the Dutch royal familie 

They started building it in 1650 and don't think it was finished very quickly in those days! This Palace is at the border of the national park so i am not going to say much about it, maybe i do a post about it later on. 

In the park there ar two ponds, a big one called the big bowl who has got 8 long lanes directly to the pond so you can see to all sides of the park.

panorama of 5 pictures of the big bowl
panorama of 5 pictures of the big bowl
One of those long lanes.
One of those long lanes.

The forest is good if you want to walk around and if you and your friends want to do a photo shoot. This is Marco and Danielle say hey to them on Instagram!

The smaller one is called the small bowl or the Linden bowl. Maybe it's called like that  because of the Linden trees that are around it Or maybe the shape of the small bowl looks like a flower of the Linden tree!
I took this picture in the autumn season. 

The smal bowl!
The smal bowl!

Safe the best for last, i love to shoot early mornings because of the light but also because of the people who are stil in bed :p it is so much quieter in the morning! And I don't bother anyone with the sound of my drone.

Morning fog is the best!
Morning fog is the best!

This part is very accessible by train. the station of Baarn is 2 minutes walk!

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