The Sounds of the Night
Bat Excursion
Amsterdam Forest

4 June 2021 at 21:00

After a long winter spent in hibernation, bats are finally out again, flying in the night sky, searching for moths and other insects.
Join me on this nocturnal walk: I will tell you about the ecology of these fascinating creatures and we will listen to their calls with the help of a Bat Detector.
Night Walk Bat Amsterdam
Three times the size of Central Park (NY City), the Amsterdam Forest is an essential green resource for the crowded city nearby. It’s not just like a normal city park, it’s an actual forest where you can hike and enjoy peaceful views of nature. The area is home to several wild animals like polecats, weasels and ermines. You can also spot hawks and owls. And of course bats! Walking in the forest during the night allows us to pay attention to different aspects of nature: while walking in the darkness we will listen to nocturnal animals which start their activity at the sunset.
We will meet at the picnic tables of the Bos Winkel (Bosbaanweg 5, 1182 DA Amstelveen). Please check or Google Maps for how to get there. If you come by car, there is a parking space super close by (see this link:
We will meet at 21:00 on the 4th of June 2021. We will walk in the Forest for about 6-7 km and we will back around 23:00.
Be sure to wear warm clothes and waterproof shoes. The activity will happen even with light rain, so don’t forget to take your rain jacket with you. You can bring a flashlight but we will try to walk in darkness as much as possible, so our eyes can adapt to the next conditions.
The cost for this excursion is 16,50 euro.
In the ticket it is included a guided nocturnal tour of 2 hours in the Amsterdam Forest by Giulia with her Bat Detector.
If you want to join me on this walk, please fill up this form:…/1FAIpQLSe6obcOKkk…/viewform…
and afterwards I will contact you!
Please note that we will keep 1,5 m distance during the walk.
This event is made for a small group of people, in order to keep it comfortable for everyone. Don’t wait to reserve your spot!
Hi, I am Giulia!
I am an ecologist and nature guide from Italy and based in the Netherlands. On summer nights I am usually out in the field scouting for bats with my Bat Detector. Every bat emits a unique sound and we will try to recognise the different species which inhabit the Amsterdam Forest. If you would like to know more about me and what I do, or read my blog, visit my website at
Looking forward to seeing you!