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The animal world around Schagen (43 km)

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A route with a lot of nature and animals by the typical West Frisian dike landscape.

The first animal to Schagen (43 km)
Schagen is centuries old, written in 975 as Scagha, meaning "excellent point. This was referred to the mounds, because only from the thirteenth century drew back the sea and the land was fertile. Through this area you will cycle across the West Omringdijk, bird lovers can indulge themselves here. Here one will find the Marsh Harrier, Stilt and Avocet, but also can get a zebra, golden eagle, crested capuchin monkeys encounter here, therefore you must be Blanckendaell Park. You bike for a bit over our beautiful narrow dikes you arrive in Waarland. Here turn right on Smeetsweg to visit the home to more than 1,000 butterflies in Vlindorado. So you see, again, the nature of North Holland has many sides.

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