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National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

Giersbergen 8, 5151 RG Drunen, The Netherlands
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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
Hard to find but worth finding

A national park with no "official" single entrance. Once you actually find the place -- it's... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
RyderDA
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Canmore
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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 parkingspace available. The "duinen" (in English it's called dunes) is a great area to walk or cycle around (there is a special cycle path) and there are tracks for mountainbiking and horsebackriding. Children can build sandcastles or treehouses, and dogs love the area, because at certain places they can run around loose. It's sort of a beach without the sea! Also great for picknicking, sunbathing, children's parties, groupgames, etc. A real popular NP in our province!
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Giersbergen 8, 5151 RG Drunen, The Netherlands
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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!!

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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

Thank RyderDA
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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

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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

Thank Jan B
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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.

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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

Thank Kwan_Nyom
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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.

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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

Thank Brigitte_1977
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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

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

We went there on a walk with two dogs, two children, one toddler and a baby. The trail - also fit for free running dogs - was clearly marked through the dunes and saw horse riders and mountain bikers from a safe distance. We spent...More

Thank foodieMunich_Germany
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