Cycling and walking in the sand dunes:
Do you know what makes the sand dunes so special? They’re almost like a no man’s land. As soon as you climb over a dune from the beach with the rough wind in your hair and the sound of the sea in your ears, you’ll be overcome with a sense of peace. It’s suddenly quiet, except for a few songbirds here and there. The sand dunes are a natural phenomenon which the Dutch cherish, not least because they protect the country from the sea. You can experience the dunes at Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, for example, a habitat for hundreds of different bird species, deer, rabbits, roe deer, and large grazing cattle such as Highland Cattle and a small number of wisents: European bison that – with a little luck – you may be able to observe from a distance. Thanks to way-marked walking trails and cycling routes, you will pass some of the most beautiful spots in the area, including interesting lookout points and overgrown military bunkers. You will spot foxes, roe deer and fallow deer, and, closer to the soil, more than 970 species of mushroom.