Real darkness can still be found in nature reserve De Boschplaat on Terschelling. Here, you experience real dark nights with beautiful stars and moonlit skies, when it is clear enough, or pitch darkness with a new moon or a cloudy sky. Terschelling is officially one of the darkest places in the world. And with that, the Netherlands has its first Dark Sky Park. A predicate to be proud of!
Dark Sky Parks are areas in the world where night-time darkness comes into its own and where people are invited to come and enjoy nature. You really don't need a telescope to admire the stars. In clear weather the Melkweg can be seen clearly with the naked eye, and even better with ordinary binoculars! All you have to do is pull out. On foot, with or without a guide, on horseback or with a covered wagon, during the Night of the Night for example...
27 and 28 October 2023 | Annual celebration of the Night of the Night in Oosterend
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