You might feel like you are abroad. But no, we are on the Sallandse Heuvelrug! It is true that these surroundings are not typically Dutch: it is one of the largest uninterrupted heathland areas in Europe. The formidable hills have been around since the ice age. Sand drifts and pine trees complete the impressive landscape. The ground underfoot is sandy and hilly. Rare juniper shrubs with their irregular silhouettes add depth. Do stay on the paths, because snakes love to sleep among the heather.