Rubbish or paradise

Junk or paradise? Rough grasslands Natural monuments deliberately choose to make the grasslands rougher in this area than in other places. People sometimes experience this as ‘unorganized’, but for insects, birds and small mammals this is a true paradise! The fields are sown with a mixture of grasses and flowers. This ensures a vast variety […]

Welcome in Utrecht’s Largest Backyard

Noorderpark Ruigenhoek withholds beautiful nature and recreation areas, where you can exercise, play and relax. No matter the distance traveled; be welcome in ‘the largest backyard of Utrecht’. Be surprised by everything the area has to offer, throughout the seasons. Meet the residents During your walk you have the chance to come face to face […]


The Utrecht canals are an important habitat for bats. In recent years, these valuable animals have increasingly been given the attention and protection they deserve. Bats still too often lose their winter habitats during restorations because cellars are heated. On the other side, in the quay wall, pits and other hollow structures have been made […]

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