Foreign Eye

For a country as flat as the Netherlands, the dunes running along the northern region’s coast certainly provide a welcome change, looking to this foreigner’s eye like comforting feather beds.

With their own characteristic flora and fauna, the formation of these dunes is due to the effects of the wind on sand. The dunes are typically covered with long and fine European beach grass, folding in wavy patterns almost like the fur of an animal. While the beaches are used for recreational activities, the dunes and their little peaks and valleys are exciting to stroll along or be explored on mountain bikes for those who want to be a little more adventurous.

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