The Drowned Forest

Drowned Forest

Drowned Forest


Circular walk along inundations at Schalkwijk

Schalkwijk - The Drowned Forest. That sounds mysterious! In the water of the 'Verdronken Bos' are lonely trees that have died. Only the stumps of decayed trees still protrude above the water.

Wet feet?

The last stumps of the trees that still protrude above the water will also disappear at some point. Until then, the Verdronken Bos is a special place. A boardwalk runs through the water. So you can discover the Verdronken Bos near Schalkwijk without getting your feet wet!


More than 10 years ago there was a real forest here on the Schalkwijksewetering. Now it is a place to house excess water. The trees do not survive all that water and so the forest at Schalwijk became a Drowned Forest.

Circular walk

A visit to the Verdronken Bos can easily be combined with the slightly more inconvenient inundation field. That is a circular walk of less than 3 kilometers. You can also walk further to the waterline fortifications at Tull and 't Waal. Take binoculars because you can spot birds here.

The Drowned Forest photo gallery

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    Adress and visitor information

    The Drowned Forest

    Address: Kaaidijk
    Postal code and City: 3998 WH  Schalkwijk
    Region: Eiland van Schalkwijk
    Province/Region: Utrecht

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    At the Kaaidijk near Schalkwijk you can park in the small car park along the road. The Drowned Forrest (Verdronken Bos) with the jetty path lies over the bridge on the other side of the water.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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