Lentevreugd was formely an area of roughly 100 hectares where bulbs and flowers were grown. In 2006 it was restructured: in view of the proximity of drinking water exctraction from the dunes and the health risks associated with the use of biocides, the growing of bulbs was terminated. Brooklets were dug, grassy flowery fields and reedbeds were arranged resulting into a landscape with shallow hills. Highland cattle and Konik horse were introduced to take care of grazing. Lentevreugd forms a nice transition between the dunes in the west and the polder area in the east. It offers a fine variety of plants and birdlife.
Would you like to know more about Lentevreugd? Then please consider a tour guided by a qualified IVN nature guide. On the website of IVN Leiden, tab info, tab “Excursies op Verzoek”, you will find the necessary contact information. Alternatively you may wish to use the contact information provided on this website.