De Haan Off The Beaten Path

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    Wooden State Dunes

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 15, 2007

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    The holiday-house of our friends is just located next to the remarkable dunes (see in the background on pic). It is its natural habitat with mainly pine-trees, except for its paths that have been laid out for visitors. If you do love nature explore the reserves "De Kijk-uit" (Watch) and "De Zandpanne" (Sand Place). We always enjoyed the little holidays over there ...

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    Along Coast-line

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 15, 2007

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    The beach of De Haan is a large white-golden sandy beach, 2½ km/7 miles long, good for sunbathing and with good swimming (although the North Sea in this area is chilly!). Watch the beach-signs, for the North Sea can be very dangerous. Take a beach promenade walk along De Haan's coast-line and go to the right, north-wards to the dunes. A nice area where our appartment was located. Yep, ... looks a bit cloudy ...

    Some houses here do have influences of the English country style as well as of the remarkable cottage styles of Normandy, France in the Belle Epoque age. Included some Art Nouveau style.

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    De Haan - The Rooster Myth

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 15, 2007

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    Litereaaly DE HAAN stands for "The Rooster". That is because a nice little rooster crowed incessantly and rescued some poor, stranded fishermen. Though however ... listen to a more prosaic telling.

    The "Hotel Du Coq" (Het Rooster Hotel) was opened at 22nd of July 1988 and that special day De Haan opened its gate for tourism. The idea to construct a brand new, beach area was carefuly planned, and maybe the crawling of the rooster fortified the city to become a lovely beach town! With the beautiful villas all around that has been preserved in the famous "Belle Epoque" style until today ...

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    Wooded state dunes

    by Helga67 Updated Sep 12, 2003

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    Between De Haan and Wenduine, the wooded state dunes are great for walking. In these woods with mainly pine-trees, some paths have been laid out for the walkers. We did the "Duinbossen" walking path, which leads you all the way to Wenduine. It's about 7 km.

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