Soesterduinen - RBT Heuvelrug

Soester dunes - Soest

N 52.157222 / E 5.292543

Sand dunes as far as the eye can see, magnificent heathland and generous forests separate Soest and Soesterberg. The Soester dunes are the northern edge of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and are actually the name of the Lange Duinen and Korte Duinen combined. Together, they comprise an area of around 500 hectares. Just like all Dutch shifting sands, the Soester dunes were created by overgrazing the heathland with mainly sheep, sods and heather in the late Middle Ages. When sheep were no longer kept on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, the forest slowly grew back and this is now clearly visible when you cycle or walk here.

Flint arrows and remains of prehistoric habitation have been found in the dunes. It is estimated that the finds date from around 11,000 to 9,000 BC. The population then hunted primeval cattle, moose and deer.

Soesterduinen - RBT Heuvelrug
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Free access between sunrise and sunset.

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