During our holiday in Otterlo we also visited the surrounding places Posbank & Kootwijkerzand. The Posbank is a monumental bank on the southern Veluwe near Rheden in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The bank is located at a height of 90 meters above NAP in the Veluwezoom National Park with a view over the IJsseldal, Arnhem, the Achterhoek and the Liemers to Germany. If the heather is blooming then this is a beautiful hilly area with purple fields. When we were here, the heather was not yet blooming unfortunately.
The Kootwijkerzand is a drift sand area in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is the largest drift sand area in Western Europe. The nature reserve is 700 hectares in size and is located on the western part of the Veluwe, within the much larger Kootwijk forestry (approx. 3,600 ha) near Kootwijk. South of the Kootwijkerzand is the Harskampse Zand, to the east the village of Radio Kootwijk. About ten kilometers to the southwest on the Veluwe, southwest of the village of Wekerom, lies the more than 500 hectare Wekeromse Zand, which includes a smaller drift sand area (100 ha).
Here are some impressions: