Conditions for access

 

  • The park is accessible from dawn to dusk with the exception of the Visscherspad. Use of this public cycle path is also permitted after dusk.
  • The park is freely accessible with the exception of the “Caprera” area. A day ticket for Caprera costs €1.
  • Cycling is only permitted on the cycle paths. There are no mountain bike routes in the national park. Mountain bikers are welcome to use the cycle paths.
  • Walking is only permitted on the footpaths.
  • You may leave the paths at the playgrounds and the playing fields.
  • Dogs are not permitted everywhere.
  • Smoking and open fires are prohibited.
  • Dogs are not permitted everywhere.

 

Dogs are not permitted everywhere

To help preserve fragile nature and to ensure other visitors are not inconvenienced, dogs are not welcome everywhere.

Dogs are permitted in the areas listed below:


Estates

  • On the Caprera estate (not on a lead)
  • On Elswout (on a lead)

 

Dune areas

  • Along Visscherspad (not on a lead)
  • Along Duinpieperpad (not on a lead, except for the section between the cattle grids)
  • Along Blinkertweg (not on a lead)
  • In the Heerenduin area before the cattle grid (not on a lead)
  • In the Brouwerskolk Park (not on a lead)
  • In the Wethouder van Geluk Park (on a lead from 1 March until 1 August, otherwise not on a lead)
  • In the Meester Enschede Park (not on a lead)

 

Beach

  • Along the Parnassiaweg, between the entrance of the kiosk and the Parnassia restaurant (on a lead)
  • In the Parnassia car park (on a lead)
  • Beach north of the Parnassia beach exit up until Kattendel (not on a lead)
  • Beach at IJmuiderslag (not on a lead)
  • Beach at IJmuiden aan Zee (not on a lead between 1 October and 1 April)