New Leeuwenhorst estate - Noordwijkerhout
Landgoed Nieuw Leeuwenhorst is part of Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen. It is a 40-hectare estate on a beach ridge in Noordwijkerhout, created on the territory of a former nunnery that was completely destroyed in the Eighty Years' War.
It consists of four estates; Oud Leeuwenhorst, Dijckenburch, Nieuw Leeuwenhorst and Klein Leeuwenhorst. Klein Leeuwenhorst is privately owned and occupied, the forest is open to the public.
On the estate you will find a viewing hill, the Koepelberg, with a view of country house Dijckenburch, lots of forest and a mirror pond. The conditions are ideal for a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can spot a kingfisher, various bats, field lathyrus or the reed orchid. There are information boards with animals and plants present.
In World War II, the estate was confiscated by the Germans. Remains from that time include a system of trenches and several bunkers.