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National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

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Address: Giersbergen 8, 5151 RG Drunen, The Netherlands
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Description: This is a national park, close to amusementparc de Efteling and the cities...
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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Fascinating "Dutch Sahara"

Really like the wilderness environment. Great walking area, though tough walking on the sand sometimes. Very pleasant to see shepherds leading/driving their quite large flock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really like the wilderness environment. Great walking area, though tough walking on the sand sometimes. Very pleasant to see shepherds leading/driving their quite large flock across the dunes.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice forest to walk the dog or enjoy a nice picking with family and friends. Go there you won't regret it.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was born and raised in the vicinity of this area. This was our 'go to' area for many occasions. A hot day .. with friends .. do sports (one of the best mtb routes in the Netherlands; perfect routes for a relaxed or intense running session) .. even in autumn and winter it is amazing. Beautiful, vast and friendly.... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is amazing place to visit with dogs. this official area where you can unleash them and they can interract with other dogs. Plus it is lovely area to explore.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I come here regularly and are amazed at how different the place looks on every occasion. Great for hikes and mountain biking.

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Holland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of Holland's most beautiful areas of natural beauty. Dunes, but not by the sea. Preferably explored by foot.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were staying nearby at Beekse Bergen, and visited here one morning. The sand dunes were a short five min walk through woodland, and well worth it. We were there almost three hours and saw only one other family, it was so quiet. The sand is immense, my children loved it. Take a picnic and a book and you are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful and very unique area with large stretches of sandy dunes surrounded by pine forests. At the visitor center you can rent mountainbikes; highly recommended!

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

amazing landscapes and views in this national park, unexpected vegetation and hills. For walking ATB rides a perfect area and especially in winter time a wonderful place to retreat yourself

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Very nice. good for a hike or to take your pet. It is for free which is also good Just be careful otherwise you get lost. The place is huge

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