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Loonse and Drunense Dunes

Loonse and Drunense Dunes

Dunes without a beach and walking sand

Waalwijk - Normally you have to visit the coast for sun, sea and sand. But for just sun and sand you can also visit the vast inland area Loonse and Drunense Dunes. Here you will find the largest continuous shifting sands in Western Europe. The highest dune crests can grow up to 20 meters.

Where does all that sand come from?

The sand probably came to blow this way about 30,000 years ago. The forests that were created were cut down by man and burned down to serve as agricultural land. The heather that was created was excavated, which again created holes and the wind was given free rein on the sand.

In the last century, the dunes were replanted as a labor project. Fortunately, part of the drifting sand area remained free of planting, creating a beautiful area.

Sunburn

Even with a little sun in spring or autumn, it is quickly pleasant in sheltered places in the Drunense dunes. It is therefore a popular area for day trippers. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, plenty of water to hydrate and oh... do bring your sunglasses and pack the sandwiches well for when the sand starts to drift!

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Waalwijk area Noord-Brabant Nature
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Loonse and Drunense Dunes

Zip / City: Waalwijk

Additional information: National Park The Loonse and Drunense Dunes cover 3,500 hectares. The nature reserve is located between the cities Tilburg, Waalwijk and 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch).
Important: The location on the map is for indication only and can differ from reality.


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