Egmond aan Zee naar Petten is a 22.7 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Egmond aan Zee, North Holland, Netherlands that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 22.7 km Elevation Gain: 106 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

running

beach

partially paved

views

wildlife

Over the widest dunes and a narrow water barrier is another coastal stage, but a very special one, because north of Egmond you walk on an extensive rugged sandy path right through the dunes of the Noord Hollands dune reserve. You will not lose track with the white posts. Another seaside resort is located at the end of this path: Bergen aan Zee. It was founded in the early 20th century as a seaside resort for the chic Bergen Binnen and Alkmaar. The Schoorl dunes start north of Bergen at the Nivon House or Sea House. This Friends of Nature Association originated from the old socialism before the war (SDAP) and was part of the educator of the socialist movement. That then yielded beautiful buildings, such as the Zeehuis. Anyway, those Schoorl dunes. You can hardly go in, because where the dunes are the widest, many fires have raged in recent years. Dozens of hectares of nature have been destroyed. It burned so badly last year that Bergen had to be evacuated. You can now walk through it through mainly cycle paths (including mountain bikers) and bridleways. In short, where the dunes are the widest, they gradually become the narrowest. In 1421 during the St Elisabeth flood, the dunes (which were then 1 km to the west) broke through. And during the years that followed, the area caved far and wide, until in 1880 a dike was built, which was and is being worked on continuously to stop the water. The nice thing is that you can walk the 6 km long dyke along a beautiful grass path to Petten.

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