The village of Schoorl is separated from the coast by the highest and widest dune range in the Netherlands.
The dunes reach about 54 m above sea level, right behind the center of Schoorl, and are more than 5 km wide.
Traditionally, farmers collected sand from the dunes to mix it with the clay of the polders.
As a result, sandy spaces developed that are also known as 'climbing dunes'. Children in particular have a whale of a time climbing up and tumbling down the hills - the largest sandpit in the Netherlands.
VIDEO of my hike:
Statue based on a painting made by Jan van Scorel, a famous painter *August 1 1495 Schoorl - + December 8th 1562 Utrecht.
The artist of this statue, Ellen de Groot, was inspired by the multi displinined Jan van Scorel and made it from junk.
The statue is based on a painting called "The Knightly Brotherhood of the Holy Country in Haarlem", painted by Jan van Scorel in 1526.