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Oosterplas (#2 of Thijsse´s Wish Duet)

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Hidden : 10/28/2001
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The second cache of the Thysse´s Wish Duet lies in the inner dunes of the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland (NPZK)(Kennemerduinen), near the small lake Oosterplas. You can hunt for this cache starting at the entrance Bergweg/Bleek en Berg or Duin en Kruidberg. You can also do this cache after the Bruid van Haarlem.

Regels/Rules - Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland

  • open van zonsopgang tot zonsondergang
  • wandelen alleen op de paden
  • geen toegang voor honden
  • open from sunrise till sunset
  • only walking on the paths
  • dogs not allowed

The published coordinates belongs to the entrance Duin en Kruidberg.

The parking of the Duin en Kruidberg is free-of-charge. The parking fee of all the other entrances is € 3,40.

Starting point
Bruid van Haarlem

Starting point
Entrance Duin en Kruidberg

A half-day trip through the dunes with 3 caches. Very nice walking/biking trails free parking
beautiful walk
Follow the walking trail to
the east
Walk west and after approx. 100 m go to the left (Weezenpad) and walk in SW direction

Go to the direction sign at:
N 52 25.295
E 04 35.828

G = the distance to Ingang Koevlak =

Walk to the Starreberg at:
N 52 25.107
E 04 35.957

Leave the Starreberg at the southside and go to the cache Oosterplas at:
N 52 25.1(G/2)0
E 04 36.GG0
Near the cache it is allowed to leave the walking trails. There is no need to climb fences.
Be carefull, use gloves !!!

Jac. P. Thijsse Thijsse´s Wish

“Our dunes are the product of the interaction between sea and sand, wind and water, flora and fauna. Where this process is allowed to take its natural course, it shapes a landscape of magnificent beauty and wealth, of everlasting appeal, which none of the best landscape designers could even come close to creating, no matter how hard they try.” This sentence opens the memorandum that Jac. P. Thijsse wrote in 1944, a year before his death, about the dunes “between the Zandvoortschen Straatweg road and the Noordzeekanaal channel” which he advocated having designated as a national park or nature reserve and recreation area called De Kennemerduinen. Jac. P. Thijsse lived and worked most of his life in Haarlem and environs. He was one of the founding fathers of nature conservation in the Netherlands, but was at the same time a genuine innovator of education. All this makes it all the more special that part of Thijsse’s dream should become reality the year of commemoration of his death 50 years ago. The designation as National Park will enable the eleven proprietors and stewards of Zuid-Kennemerland to intensify their co-operation and better co-ordinate their management. Nature preservation as well as public and formal education will receive an extra impulse as a result.

This cache is part of the Thijsse´s Wish Duet:
#1 Bruid van Haarlem
#2 Oosterplas
To walk or bike/walk the Duet you have to look on both internet pages.

Haarlem 27 October 2001

April 2016: This cache is already ripped a while. For this moment no munitiebox but a bit more difficult to find Petling with slightly modified coordinates. September 2017: The geocache again has the housing of an ammunition box.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rzoenpr - FCBVYRE - cvpgher.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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