Highest dune in the Netherlands

Schoorl dune stairs

Schoorl dune stairs


Schoorlse Dunes

Schoorl - The highest dunes in the Netherlands lie along the North Sea near Schoorl in North Holland. Some dune tops are more than 50 meters high. In 1900 Staatsbosbeheer started planting trees and the free play of the sand came to an end - but in its place there is now a beautiful forest where you can hike, mountain bike or ride a horse.

Highest dune

It was long thought that the highest dune in the Netherlands was located near Zoutelande in the province of Zeeland. Although this dune top is 54 meters high, a measurement in 2014 showed that the highest dune at Schoorl was one and a half meters higher. The dune at Schoorl is at 55.4 meters the highest dune in the Netherlands.

Dune stairs

The Duintrap is located just behind the Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen. This staircase leads you to the highest dune in the Netherlands. From the top you have a nice view, but this is where it actually starts. Choose a path and walk through the beautiful surroundings through the woods, past heath and drifting sand areas to the sea.

Climbing dune

From the center of Schoorl you can walk up the 51 meter high Klimduin. But it is even better to run fast on this wide sandbox.

The Kerf

At De Kerf, the sea has had free rein again since 1997. During spring tide and a north-westerly storm, the North Sea has free access to the dune valleys behind it. Thanks to the salty water, a new landscape is created here with plants such as samphire and sea rocket.

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Schoorl trips in the area

    Adress and visitor information

    Highest dune in the Netherlands

    Address: Oorsprongweg 1
    Postal code and City: 1871 HA  Schoorl
    Province/Region: Noord-Holland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 3 hours.
    The highest dune in the Netherlands is located near Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen. From here you can already see the dune stairs to the top

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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