The Loonse and Drunense Dunes National Park
At 10 am, my friend picked me up at Tilburg University. We drove straight to the Loonse and Drunense Dunes National Park, a 35 km² (14 mile²) triangle area between Tilburg, Waalwijk, and ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Around noon, we arrived at our next restaurant, De Rustende Jager, where we ordered drinks and lunch. We had become thirsty just after hiking a few miles through the “Brabant Sahara.” This nickname for the Loonse and Drunense Dunes area is not exaggerated; it felt like we were wandering through a desert with hot sand dunes and a relentless burning sun.