Welcome to the Almere side of the Oostvaardersplassen. This page contains information about the accessibility of Oostvaardersplassen Almere. The Nature Experience Centre is the best place for your adventure through the nature reserve to begin. Paviljoen de Oostvaarders restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Nature Experience Centre. You can find its contact details below.
For an overview of the accessibility of each area, consult the overview map of Staatsbosbeheer. Current information about the accessibility of the region can be found on the forest ranger’s blog for the Oostvaardersplassen.
Rest during the winter months
Starting on 1 January 2022 the northern part of the Oostvaardersbos is closed to the public to support the management of the large grazers and give them some rest. On 1 December 2021 part of the Kotterbos was already closed to the public. Now the part of the Oostvaardersbos between the Hugo de Vriespad and the Oostvaardersdijk will be closed until mid-May. On the Almere side of the Oostvaardersplassen it’s still possible to reach the western part of the Kotterbos and the surroundings of the De Oostvaarders Nature Experience Centre, south of the Hugo de Vriesweg. See the map.
A deviation for the cycle path has been arranged between the cycle junctions 67 and 97 (see map). If you have any questions about accessibility, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Resting area during the winter months
The Oostvaardersbos and Kotterbos woods are resting areas for red deer, Heck cattle and Konik horses during the winter months. These areas have limited access for the general public during this period. The De Oostvaarders nature experience centre can be reached by car throughout the year and is open for walkers and cyclists. The path linking the nature experience centre and the cycle bridge at the Oostrand park remains open. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
For an overview of the accessibility per area, have a look at Staatsbosbeheer’s overview map. All the latest information regarding the area’s accessibility can be found on the Oostvaardersplassen forestry ranger’s blog.