The Natuurtoren connects the different landscapes of the Hollandse Hout in a natural way. The three ‘fins’, each with its own theme, are intertwined up to 30 meters above the ground. From the top, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The lookout tower invites you to discover and appreciate what the landscape has to offer at its different heights. From frog to bird’s eye view! The three fins each have their own target group. The forest toad fin is used by hikers coming from the forest. The shore fin serves as a jetty, where canoes can moor or walkers can find a resting place. The swamp fin can be inhabited by animals and provides space for vegetation to grow up and green the tower in the future. This tower offers new views for humans, but also housing for other animal species. Typical inhabitants of the three biotopes from which the tower rises – the forest, the marsh and the bank – are provided with nesting and breeding facilities in the tower. Just as humans have a preference for the design of their habitat, so do other species. The specific housing requirements of about 15 species are integrated in the tower.For example, the kingfisher flies from the bank entrance from its long nest corridor, directly out over the water in search of fish. Several bats warm themselves in their nest box in the last sun of the day before they fly out to eat the insects above the water. Nuthatches, woodpeckers and owls look out over the landscape from their nesting boxes in the high fins of the tower, while the hedgehogs spend the winter in the hedgehog houses in the entrance from the forest.

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