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Dunereserve of North Holland

PWN manages over 7,300 hectares of dune landscape on behalf of the province of North Holland. Included in this area is the North Holland Dune Reserve, one of the largest nature reserves in The Netherlands. It stretches from the Tata Steel grounds in Wijk aan Zee to the Dunes of Schoorl. It is around 20 km long and on average 2.5 km wide, covering 5,300 hectares of dunes, beach, dune forests with a surprising amount of relief, and a number of smaller nature reserves.

To visit the North Holland Dune Reserve you will need a dune pass. All our guests receive a dune pass upon arrival.

If you wish to learn more about the nature reserve, take part in an excursion, or help your children acquire knowledge about nature, then please call at visitor centre De Hoep in Castricum.

What people say about us!

Camping Geversduin is located in the middle of the dune reserve. An ideal location to properly discover this nature. We will definitely come back because we have walked all the trails!


Wow! Geversduin was the perfect base for us and the kids to enjoy the Dutch nature. Because he was beautiful! There was also enough nature on the campsite for our boys to discover.

Fam. Heegen


Bezoekerscentrum De Hoep

Visitor center De Hoep in Castricum is one of the most beautiful places in North Holland. You will learn everything about the purification of water and the North Holland dunes. They also organize meetings for your company, De Hoep organizes activities and excursions throughout the year.

Highlanders in our dune area

scottish highland cattles meadow kennemerland geversduin holland

You will undoubtedly encounter the Scottish highlander when you take a walk or bike ride through the Dune Reserve. It is a quiet animal that will flee rather than attack. Be alert and do not get too close. Not because they are aggressive, but they can frighten and then make unexpected movements.

Lots of unusual plants and animals

Groene kikker in het Noordhollands Duinreservaat

The North Holland Dune Reserve is home to many different plant and animal species. This is a consequence of its large size and great variety of landscapes. Elevation, humidity, the amount of lime in the soil and the historical use by man all contribute to a great biodiversity.