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“Very nice for a hike” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen
Giersbergen 8, 5151 RG Drunen, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Drunen
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Owner description: 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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“Very nice for a hike”
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

Visited August 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Sand and wood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very nice piece of nature, easy to get lost. You can enjoy either the sandy/desert (just the sand, not the heat!) atmosphere or the forest that surrounds it. Been there in summer and winter. Same peaceful atmosphere. Rent a bike to close the loop. It even, occasionally, goes up for a few meters :-)
Truly nice place

Visited March 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Diverse ecology”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We visited to benefit from the hot sunny weather NL currently has. If you are approaching from the North try for the Bus 136 from Den Bosch which is nearer the Northern entrance. There are many paths although, without a map, you do have to take a bit of a random route - you can probably get one from the visitors centre in the South but I couldn't find a downloadable one on the website. There is diverse ecology mixing sand along with evergreens similar to other inland parks in Holland. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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“unique place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

National Park, dunes and forest. Very nice for walking, cicling and horse riding. Several nice cafes at the entrance to take a break and relax.

Visited March 2013
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“Sand all over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A small piece of Desert. Sand and trees, that's all it is. If you like a good hike, or just want to have your kids spend some fun time in the biggest sandbox around. Also there is no better place for tree climbing. The active kids will enjoy it.

Visited April 2012
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