From surfing in Katwijk to meeting T. rex Trix in Naturalis. Or get outdoors and discover the enormous variety of plants and animals in the Region.

Outdoor fun

Getting outdoors is extra fun thanks to the wonderful nature in the Region of Surprises! Enjoy the children's playground and pet the fawns at the deer park in the woods of Katwijk’s Panbos.

Discover the water playground and the enormous diversity of plants and animals in Polderpark Cronensteyn. Or build forest huts, climb trees and ride the zipline at the Monkeybos adventure playground in Meijendel. Getting outdoors has never been so much fun!

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Playgrounds in the Region

Climb trees and mess around with water and sand at Natuurspeeltuin Voorschoten, a nature playground that's both fun and educational.

Discover the various playgrounds in Katwijk, or go on an adventure in Leiden and choose your favourite playground. Or pay a visit to Wassenaar, where you’ll find no fewer than 58 places to play!

Museums for all the family!

The Region of Surprises is packed with great museums. Discover the spectacular collection of Museum Voorlinden and experience the steel maze. Meet T. rex Trix in Naturalis, or ride the steam train of Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden for a taste of bygone days. There’s so much to see and do!

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As well as museums, areas of natural beauty and playgrounds, the Region of Surprises also offers a wide range of sporting activities. Learn to surf at Surfschool Katwijk. Climb and scramble to new heights at the Het Klimeiland climbing park with its 10 different zip lines and 50 aerial obstacles, or rent a SUP-board at Feel Free SUP and see Leiden from a completely new perspective. Which sporting activity will you choose?

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