Outdoor recreation (cycling, hiking) is becoming more and more popular, especially in countries where the population of 50+ people is growing.

Farmers and nature reserves are adapting their businesses towards the recreational needs of the population. Sometimes agricultural areas are transformed into nature. Some regions attract new visitors by promoting themselves as outdoor holiday areas, full of possibilities for active outdoor activities, but also with healthy 'slow food'.

Royal HaskoningDHV is experienced in feasibility studies, concept development and design, development of visitor centres, and asset management of recreation areas, so called 'new nature', and development of tourism in rural areas.