More than 1000 years, the 3 Egmonds known only to a few years ago as an independent municipality but after the merger called three villages now Mountains not only because the sea has an almost magical aura. Especially during summer months when the sea gives light by “Noctiluca” it is good to relax on the beach.
During the winter months you can unwind at the Egmond or Egmond Inside beach. During big storms, the sea with all his strength also very impressive, it's not for nothing that is needed there supplentie beach every few years to maintain the Egmonds, we would not want that the current Egmond landed in the sea as in the 18th century. Egmond aan Zee in the Summer and Winter Everything Coast!!
Dunes Egmonds are particularly special because besides the fact that it is a rich natural, especially beautiful walking and cycling tours that give you a sense of peace and relaxation. Lovely walk through Heiloo on the stone path to Egmond and then take the first left again and the dune 5 miles later you are back where you started again.
That the dunes are traditionally in use, This certainly applies to the citizens of 'The Egmonden': Egmond aan Zee, Egmond aan den Hoef in Egmond-In. So it is thanks to them that the dune field near Egmond Inside is still characterized by a relatively intact inner edge with low dunes. Almost everywhere in the Netherlands called mient landscape is transformed into bulb fields (the blooming behind the dunes!). But Egmonders grazing these lands for centuries with cows, so the landscape has remained open.
Combining centuries of grazing and calcareous seepage within these grasslands also very flowery: in June they see red and yellow of the great rattle and Marsh Orchid. From the Van Oldenborghweg you see this landscape in its full glory; with a great view of Egmont Within the characteristic contours of the Abbey of Egmond. The calcareous groundwater emerges here to the surface, is in some places pools with rich amphibian populations.
There life include ordinary toads, rugstreeppadden en salamanders. The numerous pine plots in the dune area were built in the thirties of the last century, in the context of the relief work. Unemployed were stabbing the ground three deep trenching and then there 16.000 young pine trees per hectare in plants. Now these forests around 70 years old and iconic in the dunes.
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Terms of Access
Access from sunrise to sunset, on roads, paths and playgrounds
- Motorized traffic allowed
- Dogs allowed, short leash
- Bikes on dirt paths allowed to 10.30 hour, unless otherwise stated.