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De Boschplaat

Wetlands in Netherlands
De Boschplaat, Netherlands. Photo by Wim Schmidt.

About

De Boschplaat, a 40 square kilometer area the eastern side of the island of Terschelling, is a “Natura 2000” Nature Reserve recognized by the European Council. It is locally managed by the conservation agency Staatsbosbeheer. Except when areas in the preserve are closed for conservation purposes, the public has unrestricted access to the entire property at all times, and eight locations within the park have been specially designated for nighttime visitors to view the stars.

Designated

2015

Category

Dark Sky Park

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Address

Terschelling, Netherlands
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Contact

Remi Hougee
Tel.: +31 (0)65 7572620

Land Area

40 km2

Documents

Application
Announcement
Annual Reports

Weather

Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky at De Boschplaat (53.42688, 5.47528). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!

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