Its a nice place to relax/unwind eat drink, or have a self made pic-nic .
Most important is that the temperature is much lower then in our back garden, due to refreshing wind and shadows.
Same as the windmill photo and white bridge which marks the entry road to the estate, until 1913 it was a private estate with a big mansion house with 86 hectares of forest (680,000 square meters), and land with a small farm for the childeren, and childeren playground (photo) with coffee and snacks, tennis lawns, restaurant in the mansion house (Michelin), and a large area of land /forest which is fenced to keep the deer and highland cattle within the estate boundary's , were they can roam freely. people can enter this area to come in close contact with the animals on their own risk.
This all was bought by the council of Heemstede in 1913 from their owners for 318.000,- dutch guilders (average yearly salary was 500, -), and opend to the public for free recreation.