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National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

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Sand dunes without a sea

Few people know that the sand dunes we observe today are a result of intervention by people who... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Unusual nature park

A place to visit close to a theme park the hotel gave us great directions!!Sadly it rained heavily... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
jerseyjeanette
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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This is a national park, close to amusementparc de Efteling and the cities Tilburg and 's Hertogenbosch/Den Bosch. This park is like a desert, surrounded by a small forest. There are 6 main entries, and at each entry there's a restaurant and lots of...more
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Few people know that the sand dunes we observe today are a result of intervention by people who removed the layers of peat on top. It happened during the late Middle Ages (15th century). The effect was exacerbated by a policy of scorched earth during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A place to visit close to a theme park the hotel gave us great directions!!Sadly it rained heavily on our arrival ,but we did manage a few photos of the inland sand dunes very unique!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A national park with no "official" single entrance. Once you actually find the place -- it's difficult to get to on transit, not well marked or signed until you find one of the hidden entrances -- it's a pretty place with lots of hiking trails...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RyderDA
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

If you think holland is just canals, windmills and tulips you have to visit this national park. It's called the "brabant Sahara" and it's a great definition. It seems to be in a desert. Best time is early in the morning. We were almost alone...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

For the first time I Mountainbiked in the Loonse en Drunense duinen. It was a very good experience. Did that together with my oldest son of 15 years old. We took the 30km trail. Be aware this is really a challenge. The hospitality of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A beautifull surrounding for walks, mtb and horse riding. You could also have a picknick. It is a beautifull peacefull place.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank EsthervWezel
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Who would expect that there was a desert in the middle of The Netherlands and yet this national park proves there is. An amazing area of sand dunes and open vista's that are well worth a visit. Be careful with the walking paths though as...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Really good place between Tilburg and Waalwijk. Pure sand and nature. Was little bit windy but beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is one of the most beautiful national parks in Holland. It is wide and has beautiful, astonishing views. You can walk or bike for hours here. There are several routes set out which are easy to follow. At the entrances/exits of the park you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brigitte_1977
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my disabled partner. Suitable for a wheel chair until you reach the sand. But we still managed to get a good view of the dunes whilst eating a picnic in the sun. Looks like a great place to bring a dog too....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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