De Groote Peel National Park

De Groote Peel is a lying between Eindhoven and Venlo high moor. It is part of an original 30,000 acres of bog, of which only two raised bog remains are preserved as a result of extensive land reclamation. De Groote Peel is the southern remainder of this moor. To the north is Verheven De Peel. De Groote Peel is conducted in the Netherlands as a national park with an area of over 1,400 hectares, but corresponds to the Dutch understanding of a national park does not necessarily always in all respects with the international criteria. As a nature reserve De Groote Peel is reported since 1951 and was declared one of today (2014) 20 Dutch National Park in 1993. The park is visited by approximately 100,000 visitors.


De Groote Peel has extensive water areas caused by earlier Abtorfungen. There are also not abgetorfte bog areas which are predominantly covered with moor grass. Typical high Moor habitats are present only in fragments. There are still large wetlands exist that are significant relatively undisturbed and as a resting place among other things, for Crane, Bean Goose and curlew and redshank. Both the bird breeding season and during migration periods leading to the moor paths are therefore locked. At the southern edge of the area, there is an information center, from which leads a stick causeway along the marsh edge. The real bog center is not accessible to visitors.