"The "Kootwijker zand"" Kootwijk Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

Kootwijk Things to Do: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  Crostmosses and some trees still growing on sand
by Pavlik_NL

The largest "zandverstuiving" in the Netherlands is the Kootwijker Zand. This phenomena means literally translated " sand spraying and this name it is given because the wind moving the sands continuously. The dunes can be shifted several meters per year and the grounds are therefor extremely instabile for natural growth. Besides the wild moving sands, the temperatures here can variate between some degrees under zero at night until 50 degrees on a sunny day on hights just above the ground ON ONE DAY. These extremes are not that favourite to most plants, though some still resist and survive this circumstances.

Directions: In the centre keep directions of "begraafplaats" (burialground) and pass it to a small parkingplace. From here it is a short walk until one sees the sandmasses.

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  • Written Jun 1, 2003
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