Is the first picture De Drunense Duinen?
I spent a lot of time in that region during my military service, a long time ago
I always thought it looked a little like Almeria, minus the burning sun (but that didn't some actors any good)
The Veluwe must procure some good locations too
After all there is a song that goes:
"Wij zijn twee eenzame cowboys,
Wij zwerven door bos en door hei
De Veluwe is onze prairie ...
... and the rest I don't remember"
(We are two lonesome cowboys, we wander through the woods and the moors, The Veluwe is our prairie ...)
See if I can find it on You Tube