Wassergeest is the name of an estate that was founded around 1660. In those days, the surroundings were hilly and wooded.
The Wassergeest site (53 ha) is located in the southern part of the Lageveense Polder west of Lisse. In 1992, the Lageveense Polder came into the hands of the Zuid-Hollands Landschap. Since then, the management of the grasslands has been aimed at impoverishing the land: no fertilising, but haying. Plants such as the cuckoo flower, the rattler and the reed orchid appreciate such poor soil. These flowers attract butterflies.
For more information and practical tips, visit the website of Zuid-Hollands Landschap