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Nowhere else is a walk as beautiful as in the Loon and Drunen Dunes National Park.

4 hour 5 minutes (16.4 km)

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Nowhere else is a walk as beautiful as in the Loon and Drunen Dunes National Park. This nature reserve is larger than seven thousand football fields and is characterised by a huge diversity in the landscape. It has huge sand flats, wooded areas, ponds and fields of purple heather.

The beautiful nature reserve is also known as the Brabant Sahara. Unwind on the enormous drifting sand plains. The wind has free play here and will effortlessly blow away your thoughts while continuously changing the landscape. This and the changing of seasons make every visit a new experience. Be astonished by the trees buried in the sand and enjoy the beautiful view from the dune tops.

You might very well encounter a flock of sheep. The sheep keep the heather short and eat the young trees, keeping the area open. Every year the heather turns a beautiful purple in the months August and September.

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Nowhere else is a walk as beautiful as in the Loon and Drunen Dunes National Park. This nature reserve is larger than seven thousand football fields and is characterised by a huge diversity in the landscape. It has huge sand flats, wooded areas, ponds and fields of purple heather.

The beautiful nature reserve is also known as the Brabant Sahara. Unwind on the enormous drifting sand plains. The wind has free play here and will effortlessly blow away your thoughts while continuously changing the landscape. This and the changing of seasons make every visit a new experience. Be astonished by the trees buried in the sand and enjoy the beautiful view from the dune tops.

You might very well encounter a flock of sheep. The sheep keep the heather short and eat the young trees, keeping the area open. Every year the heather turns a beautiful purple in the months August and September.

Attractive catering establishments are located around the dunes, including the Brabant Nature Gates, recognisable by the four-metre-high key – a good starting point for gathering information, exploring the countryside, relaxing or enjoying an active day outdoors.

A nice walk with your dog is permitted everywhere in the Loon and Drunen Dunes as long as the dog is on a lead. Your dog may run loose in a dog walking area. The dog walking area is easily be reached from the Loon Nature Gate, about 20 minutes away.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the numbered junction network in Brabant. Simply follow the route via the signposted junctions, from one number to the next. There are also signposts between the junctions to help you find your way. 

Explore the Brabant countryside
In North Brabant you can relax completely. Choose from among a beautiful selection of carefully laid out scenic routes. These scenic routes take you past the most beautiful places in the Brabant countryside. You will be astonished by the beauty of the Brabant wooded areas and fens with their splendid plank bridges. View all scenic routes here.

Sights on this route

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5175 PB Loon op Zand
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The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park is about 3,500 hectares in size and it is situated amid the cities of Tilburg, Waalwijk and 's-Hertogenbosch.

The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park
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