8 June
MAX 20
1/2 DAY

Walk: Unplug in the Schoorlse Duinen (17KM)

Did you know that the dunes around Schoorl are the highest (55,4m) and widest dunes (5km) in the Netherlands? Nowhere else in the Netherlands the dunes are higher and wider. The nature reserve of the Schoorlse Duinen in Noord-Holland is like no other place. The stretched dune area of Schoorl is among the most beautiful dune areas we have. Find it out for yourself, join us for a beautiful walk and climb the highest dune of the Netherlands.


Schoorl was known as Scoronlo in the past. The name was referring to a forest on a dune nearby a swampy shoreline. As of today, Schoorl is a town with around 6.000 inhabitants and mostly known for the nature reserve the Schoorlse duinen. 150 years ago the dunes were threatening the town of Schoorl. With every small gust of wind, the town would get another layer of sand. Staasbosbeheer(State Forest Management), who manages the area, planted more than 100.000 pine trees to protect the village and keep the sand together. Nowadays the area is preserved in the most natural way possible and some dunes can drift freely again.

While walking through the reserve you will find anything from heather to perennial trees and from pine trees to beautiful fens. The heathlands are unique in this area. During our walk we will explore everything. The area of the Schoorlse Duinen is a true treat to walk through.


During this walk we “unplug & explore”. A part of the walk will be in silence. It offers you the chance to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

Guided tour through the Schoorl Dunes by Giulia. In case of emergency you can reach her at: 06 490 21 1 10

Rain jacket, camera, something to eat/ drink. We’ll have a lunch break on the beach (food is not included).

Saturday 8th of June at 11:00. Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen (the information center of the dunes), Oorsprongweg 1, 1871 HA Schoorl (NH). Please visit https://9292.nl/ for information about trains and busses to Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen.

We are LEAVING at 11.00 and we finish around 16.00. All participants (members and their guests) on any of Nature Connects walks or activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly. Payments are non-refundable.