Landal is a Netherlands wide chain of holiday parks and this particular one, located in the Veluwe, in the east of the country has all of the usual appearances of the franchise.
However each Franchise of course has a character all of it’s own depending on it’s unique location within each of the Dutch provinces.
This particular Landal park sits within one of the many forested areas of the Veluwe park area, so of course bird life is evident all around us.
What’s cool about this Landal is that they have seized the opportunity to capitalise on the nature / national park / forest area idea and the local bird life, and have added birdhouses to many of the trees around their complex.
Not just one birdhouse per tree, although there are plenty of those around the small lanes leading to the houses, but also in a few strategic trees a lot of birdhouses, in fact so many that they need to be seen to be believed.
On one sweep of the tree-lined lane leading to the holiday home we have hired, there is a single birdhouse on every tree.
I think that both functional and quirky, these bird apartment complexes are an excellent idea. Since my mobility was limited then as now, I only managed to see a very small amount of the Landal park here in the Veluwe so I can only hope that these birdhouses continue around the whole complex, so hundreds of little birds can live amongst the hundreds of houses for human beings here.