Zwanenwater in Callantsoog is nestled in the dunes of North Holland. This protected area has the largest dune lakes of Europe. You will walk through dune valleys full of flowers and butterflies. From the birdwatch houses you can spot birds on the First and Second Water. There is a nice trail through the Zwanenwater, this leads past the first water with a floating bird hide where you can see the water level. And you come across a bird hide overlooking the second water, here are to spot all kinds of birds such as cormorants, tufted ducks, greylag geese and with a little luck you’ll see pelicans. Also cross bovine animals there, that cause unusual plants get a chance, because they graze off the grass and saplings.
History of Zwanenwater
Zwanenwater arose after the construction of the Zijper Seawall in 1596. By dusting of sand grow dunes, valleys and lakes
Since 1973, the Preservation of Nature protects this nature. In 1988 Zwanenwater was as important migratory bird area the international status of wetland. In 2008, it is designated as geological monument.