Nature Park "Lusthof" Tour


  • Walking through a very special nature area called Lusthof  De Haeck
  • Sailing the Nieuwkoop Lakes on a tourist boat
  • Climbing a 17th century tower, with breathtaking views
  •  Suitable for all weather conditionsTime: four and a half hours

 A tour providing all the elements for a successful day trip! 


Beginning with coffee/tea and apple pie at restaurant 't Vliegend Paard or restaurant Tijsterman, the guide will then take you to the 17th century tower, the Regthuystoren. At the top you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Nieuwkoopse Plassen. On a clear day you might even spot the ArenA, Schiphol, the Dom tower or the Erasmusbridge. A unique opportunity for some wonderful pictures.

Afterwards you will embark on the lovely salonboat 'Barbarella' or the cosy, covered tourist boat 'the Pax' to sail across the Nieuwkoopse Plassen. A guide will be there to tell you about the places you visit, the creation of this area and the nature aspects of this unique lake.

During the boat trip you will stop at the Hollandse Kade for a walk through 'Lusthof De Haeck'. This area of 11hectares was bought in 1933 by Dr. Teupken, with the intentionof enjoying the natural peaceful environment. . This swampy area with various fields is surrounded by small canals, and holds many kinds of rare plants. From mid June  until mid  August  this tour is even more enjoyable, because of the massive fields of waterlilies in bloom. 

After you arrive back in Nieuwkoop you will hop off the boat at restaurant Tijsterman, where a delicious lunch will be served. This original former Dutch farm holds the visitors centre of Natuurmomenten as well. For groups of 15 persons and more it is possible to reserve the covered part of their terrace. This is the end of the day tour and is 10 minutes walk back to the starting point on the Regthuysplein.

Arrangements can be made as part of this tour to reserve your drinks on the boat and/or for extra sailing time. The times mentioned above are for groups up to 14 persons, for groups of 15 to 35 there will be another half an hour provided for climbing the tower.


Information and reservation exclusively at TIP Nieuwkoop, phone 0172-571120, email   

Tour Details

  • Sailing and walking to nature park Lusthof De Haeck. Lunch included.
  • Number of people 8-99
  • Price from € 57,80

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Sailing and walking to nature park Lusthof De Haeck. Lunch included.

Aantal personen 8-99
vanaf prijs € 57,80
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