Heavenly Dutch Dune

Hiking in Noordwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 177027

Provided by: Groots Genieten

11147 388
5.6 km
01:24 h
319 kcal
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This route takes you through Hollands Duin, a narrow but varied nature reserve above Noordwijk. Wind and water formed the beach and dunes here. If you look closely, you can see traces of foxes and rabbits in the loose sand of the dunes. The sandy southern slopes of the dunes have a desert climate: in summer the temperature on the ground can rise to over 60 degrees Celsius. You will see plenty of dune violets, bitterwort and sand sedges growing here. Fortunately they can withstand the cold, because on a clear summer night it can freeze here. People created fields in this strip of dunes and extracted water from the dunes. They also planted dense forests where you can now see squirrels jumping from branch to branch and hear woodpeckers drumming. If you walk over the dune tops, you have beautiful views of the bulb fields in the polder, of the villages and of course on the beach, where the surf of the North Sea rustles through. An ideal time to take out a blanket and grab a hold of the picnic basket. Or to lie back and enjoy the sun.
Parking Beach entrance Forest Dunes and beach Nature Route

Tour tip; Hiking with kids! Routes up to 5 km are ideal

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (2204BC, Noordwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
80 (Weideweg, 2204AB, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 1.04 km
Duindamseweg, 2204BN, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 2.41 km
Duindamseweg, 2204AS, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 3.23 km
79 (Weideweg, 2204AB, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 4.88 km
Parkeerplaats (Randweg, 2204BC, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland) 5.61 km

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