In December 2014 a very special three-part Dutch documentary series was broadcasted on the VARA: De Nieuwe Wildernis. That series followed one of the most popular Dutch nature documentaries, which proved successful in the cinema. Now the series, from the level of the average BBC nature documentary, is available on Blu-ray and DVD.
The series consists of three parts, in which the Circle of Life is followed in the most appealing nature area in the Netherlands: De Oostvaardersplassen. In one of the world’s most densely populated countries, on a former seabed of just 40 years old, a natural area of international allure has spontaneously developed. Here is a unique ‘experiment’ for the Netherlands: nature can take its course here.