De Roestelberg - Loonse en Drunense Duinen

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The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park provides one of the largest sand drift area in Europe. Several trails pass through forests, heaths and sand drifts.

Added by Bas Engels


The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park provides one of the largest sand drift area in Europe. The center of the National Park consists of these large open area of sand drifts and patches of heather and scattered trees. The area is surrounded by (mainly) coniferous forests, mixed with patches of oak and other deciduous trees.

The sand drifts, and especially the scattered trees and bushes, are a great spot for many typical species, such as  Wood Lark, Tree Pipit and European Stonechat. Many of these species can be seen perched on top of these trees and bushes. In late Summer, the area is a great spot for singing Eurasian Nightjar. In Winter, the area is home to the Great Grey Shrike, which can also be seen perched on top of (mainly) larger trees.

The forests provide a great habitat for a wide arrange of songbirds, but mainly to species which are attracted to coniferous forests, like Crested Tit, Goldcrest and Coal Tit. Other species that can be seen regularly are Common Redstart, European Pied Flycatcher and Wood Warbler. Woodpeckers are also present in larger numbers, like Black Woodpecker , Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Middle Spotted Woodpecker



The area is easy accessible by parking at the restaurant "Café Roestelberg". From there, you'll be able to start several trails into the National Park.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Plain, Moors/heathland


Flat, Sandy, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Winter


Unpaved road, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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