Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen


Created at: 05 Jul 2019


The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen are located between Zandvoort and Noordwijk. The area is approximately 5 kilometres wide and 10 kilometres long.

Water treatment Every year we treat no less than 70 million cubic meters of water in these dunes. The water comes from the Rhine River. It is then pre treated and pumped into the dunes.

The sand in the dunes further purifies the water in a natural way, its a natural filter. This process takes 3 months.

Finally, the water flows to the treatment facility at Leiduin. This is the last step in the treatment process and the water is now safe to drink.

Samenvatting (Dutch description)

In de Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen vindt voorzuivering van 66% van het drinkwater van Amsterdam plaats. Dat gebeurt daar al sinds 1853. In dit prachtige natuurgebied kunt u ook wandelingen maken. En meedoen aan leuke excursies en activiteiten.

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