The unique combination of nature and
cultural history in the parks, gardens and woods has made Sonsbeek, Zijpendaal
and Gulden Bodem very popular for more than a century. The steadily increasing
numbers of visitors are evidence of that. The plan seeks to strike a balance
between the architecture of the historic park structure and the natural values.
The park architecture is particularly prominent in the brook valley, where
there is a play of panoramic views and surprise, unusual objects, framing,
closed areas and open spaces. Our ambition is to strive for maximal
biodiversity within the framework of the park architecture. The development
plan also pays attention to the hydrological system, the network of paths,
improving the connections between the parks and their surroundings, the
distribution of zones, the role of art and the place of events in the parks.