2018

17 posts

The Year of the Dog. And a year of big personal changes.

Four Heaths

A special walk starting at station Naarden-Bussum; a walk over four heaths. It should have been five, but it was quite cold. So, another time I’ll give you all five of them around my village! In order; Tafelberg-, Blaricummer-, Wester- and Bussumerheide.

Landgoed de Beek

A Sunday Morning walk around my new village Bussum towards Landgoed de Beek, an estate next to the village. As you can see, the village is built on a bit hilly area with little brooks and lakes. And I have the feeling I really live in the smallest apartment in […]

Naarden

My new village Bussum is twinned with the fortified city of Naarden. The city is nice, but the fortifications are magnificent. Worth the trip!

New Home

After living in Amsterdam for a long, long time, I am moving out of the city. I am going to rent an apartment in Bussum, half an hour from Amsterdam. It is a small apartment, but it is flooded with light, right in the heart of the village and next […]

Going Around Bloomingdale

Another hike through the Kennemerduinen close to Haarlem. Starting in Santpoort Noord through the dunes to the beach, over the beach to Bloemendaal aan Zee, then through the dunes to Overveen. Nice walk if you are travelling by train. But please pick a quiet day if you prefer a quiet […]

Vechtdal Overijssel

The Vechtdal (River Vecht Valley) in Overijssel is an immensely popular destination for campers and bikers. It is a remarkably diverse environment with excellent biking paths. However, for hikers looking for peace and quiet, and want to see things people on wheels can’t, this is not entirely the place… Day […]

Cuijk – Groesbeek – Nijmegen

Another two day hike. The first day over the Mookerheide and around the St. Jansberg to Groesbeek. Second day from Groesbeek over the Devil’s Mountain and through the Philosopher’s Valley to Nijmegen. Besides the local names, this is truly one of the most fairytale parts of the Netherlands. Heaths overlooking […]