hiking

Inspiration and tips for hiking in the Netherlands. There are great possibilities for hiking in Holland. There is a network of trails and you can choose from an extensive collection of long distance trails to short day trips. Here I will tell you about my favorite hiking trails and I’ll explain how you can find your own.

Hiking in Southern Limburg

Hiking in southern Limburg: Valkenburg to Gulpen

Do you like challenging hikes in the hills? Then head south towards Limburg province and go hiking in the Dutch mountains. Southern Limburg offers many possibilities for hiking. After your hike enjoy...

Forest near Oosterbeek

Autumn hikes in Holland: hiking in Oosterbeek

This autumn, I will be sharing some of my favorite forest hikes in Holland with you. In this third blog in the series I’ll explain why hiking in Oosterbeek is a brilliant idea. Oosterbeek is about...

Autumn in forest of Baarn (Holland)

Autumn hikes in Holland: hiking in Baarn

One of the happy things in autumn, to me, is hiking in a forest and enjoying the colors of autumn. So this autumn, I will be sharing some of my favorite forest hikes in Holland with you. I will kick...

Elburg harbor (The Netherlands)

Visiting Elburg: history in a square

The map of Elburg looks like that of an American town. Completely square, with straight roads. But looks deceive: Elburg is a medieval town, with cute houses, cobbled pavements and an historic...

Zoutelande beach

Hiking in Zeeland : Vlissingen to Zoutelande

When looking at the map of Holland, you may think that the province of Zeeland is pretty centrally located between the larger Dutch cities in the north and the Belgian cities Antwerp and Bruges in...

Den Helder, view from the dunes

Why visit Den Helder?

Most people know Den Helder as “the town where you can catch the ferry to Texel” and as the main base of the Dutch Royal Navy. Most people pass it by without giving it a second look. So...

Meijendel dunes close to The Hague

Hiking in The Hague

When hiking in or around The Hague, you’ll be surprised about the amount of nature you’ll find yourself in so close to the 3rd biggest city of Holland. While The Hague (in Dutch: Den...

Texel beach cabins

2 days of hiking on Texel

Off the north shore of the Netherlands there is a chain of 8 islands, starting with the island of Texel in the west. This is a lovely island to go hiking, and quite easy to reach. Even though Texel...

Hiking in Beek

In the Dutch mountains: hiking in Beek

Are you looking for nice hiking trails in Holland? And have you seen enough polders? Then why not head east and go for a hike in the hilly lands of Beek, between the city of Nijmegen and the German...

Haarlem

Why you should visit Haarlem

So you intend to visit Holland, and the first thing that pops to your mind is Amsterdam? Amsterdam is an awesome town. But then again, it is also overcrowded. If you would like to see some more of...