Bezoekerscentrum De Hoep is a visitor center at the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat (North-Holland Dune Reserve). I went on a walk around the area yesterday and came across the visitor center by chance. I stuck around for a while, bought myself a sheep keychain for 3 whole euros, and never got to see the sea at the end of my route. But it was nice to look around the center too.
The De Hoep visitor center had quite a substantial collection of stuffed animals, all belonging to species that live in the area. Sadly, I did not get to see any live versions on my walk. Not even a squirrel! This always happens to me. I did see a European robin though, but who cares? We’ve got plenty of those (just a joke, please calm yourselves down hardcore robin fans).
I just have to mention, have you noticed my reflection in some of these photos? I had to leave it in there simply because I was wearing an owl beanie (yes I’m that kind of person) and I just happened to be looking at a bunch of dead owls. Magical coincidence much? I think yes, very much so.