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Nederland - Petten/Camperduin, Hondsbossche Duinen

In the Middle Ages were dunes on the spot of the Hondsbossche and Pettemer Zeewering. Large storms such as the All Saints' Flood in 1570 swept away these dunes and the North Sea was only stopped by dikes. The impressive sea dike, protecting the villages of Petten and Camperduin, was designated in 2002 as one of the eight weak points of the Dutch coast.

It was decided not to further raise the existing dike, but to opt for a solution with 'sand':Kust op Kracht (Coast on Strength). March 2014 the project started to create a beach and dune area on the seaside of the dike, stretching over eight kilometers between Petten and Camperduin and 300 meters wide. Approximately 35 million cubic meters of sand was used for this new piece of land of about 400 soccer fields. The newly created dune area was given the name Hondsbossche Duinen.

This approach resulted in a new recreation area and artificial dune landscape with a wide beach, cycling and walking paths, but also a new area for birds with a wet dune valley lake. Near Petten is a panorama dune (26 meters high) - www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/48526386 - where one has a beautiful view over this new part of the Netherlands.
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86 comments

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images !
HFF
11 days ago ( translate )

Marije Aguillo said:

Bonita toma. HFF and have a nice weekend.
11 days ago

Nouchetdu38 said:

Nice pictures and very interesting explanations******
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Claudia G said:

Intéressantes explications ! HFF, bon week-end.
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Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Great composition, Jaap, with the wooden structure place perfectly in the frame. All the best, Joe
11 days ago

David G Johnson said:

A grand view and interesting info'.. Jaap... I zoomed out on the map.. to see exactly where this is.. I like to learn these things.. // Keep well - ''HFF'' and enjoy your weekend.. // Dj.
11 days ago

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

excellentes prises*********************
belle fin de semaine mon ami ! bises♫
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Alice said:

C'est très très interessant et les photos sont superbes!

Bon weekend à toi!
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David Slater (Spodde… said:

A most interesting story Jaap. Many thanks and best wishes for the weekend.
11 days ago

Jean said:

It looks beautiful. An amazing piece of work. It sounds like a win for people and for wildlife.
11 days ago

Guy Bacca said:

Une réussite ce paysage créé par l'homme. Belles images + historique
Bonne fin de semaine
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Ulrich John said:

HFF, Jaap ! Have a nice and healthy weekend !
11 days ago ( translate )

LutzP said:

HFF Jaap, stay well
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Stefani Wehner said:

Amazing capture and interesting story! HFFJaap!
11 days ago

Tacheles said:

HFF Jaap.
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