Lange Wiel in snow
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Lange Wiel in snow

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Nature park 'Lange Wiel' in winter time

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A: Trail 1

by A. van Die, 1.3 km away

Smal trail between trees

Trail 1

B: Trail 2

by A. van Die, 1.4 km away

Small trail between trees

Trail 2

C: National park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

by A. van Die, 2.9 km away

national park loonse en drunense duinen

National park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

D: Pano 20130708 212942

by Jean pierre v. Beijnen, 3.0 km away

Pano 20130708 212942

E: National park Loonse and Drunense Dunes

by A. van Die, 3.5 km away

Loonse and Drunense Dunes

National park Loonse and Drunense Dunes

F: Loonse and Drunense Dunes

by A. van Die, 3.7 km away

Loonse and Drunense Dunes

Loonse and Drunense Dunes

G: Loonse en Drunense Duinen

by A. van Die, 4.1 km away

Water op de duinen

Loonse en Drunense Duinen

H: Sheep at Loonse Duinen

by A. van Die, 4.1 km away

Sheep at Loonse Duinen

Sheep at Loonse Duinen

I: WWII, M.A.St, former trenches

by A. van Die, 4.2 km away

Former trenches at M.A.St area, Loonse duinen. (used in world war II)

WWII, M.A.St, former trenches

J: WWII, M.A.St, former latrine

by A. van Die, 4.2 km away

Former latrine at M.A.St area, Loonse and Drunense duinen. (world war II)

WWII, M.A.St, former latrine

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