The Loon and Drunen dunes

The province of North Brabant has its own desert, located in the Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park. The so-called Brabant Sahara consists of some 30 square kilometers of shifting sands. Contrary to the image many people have of a desert, the Loonse en Drunense Duinen are a very lively area with a great variety of plants and animals. Walking tours are organized at the Loonse en Drunense Duinen throughout the year. A guide will show you all the splendor of the season. For those seeking action and adventure, there are GPS tours, bridle paths and mountain bike trails.

Because of the lack of trails, the Loonse en Drunense Duinen are less suitable for the disabled and people with prams. Therefore, there is a special wheelchair path at Café-Restaurant Bosch en Duin.

Recreatiepark Duinhoeve is located next to the Loonse and Drunense Duinen. Within 5 minutes you are in the forests of the Loonse and Drunense Duinen!


The Loonse and Drunense Duinen are particularly suited to explore on foot. It is lovely to stroll through the dunes. In the open sand dune area may be walked everywhere, but there are no paths. It is advisable to use a map of the area, because you can easily get lost.
In the woods, the nature is much more vulnerable and you must stay on the trails. These will lead you to and along the most beautiful spots.

Hiking trails

There are also 2 hiking trails near our park:

Bosch en duin route 4 km

Walk the 'green route' and discover all the facets of this vast, untouched area with shifting sands. The route takes you through the dunes, woods and along beautiful heathlands.

Kapucijnenroute 4 km

This child-friendly hike leads through a very diverse area. The trail leads through the dunes, one of the few places in Europe, where the sand is always moving.


There are several cycling trails along and through the area. Choose your own route and discover the nicest spots.

Lovely stroll through the dunes