Yesterday I went to another countryside walk. Between Zandvoort and IJmuiden lies Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, a glorious expanse of dunes of some 38 hectares which draws in two million visitors each year. Living here are over one hundred different species of bird, red deer, rabbits, roe deer as well as large grazers such as Highland cattle and a small number of wisent – a (dangerous) European bison that, with a bit of luck, you may get to see from a distance. The clever buggers were hiding in the depths of the reserve (fenced off) and we weren't that lucky. We were lucky with the weather though! And went to the beach! This is only a 20min train from Amsterdam Central.