Netherlands

The Netherlands is the main “constituent country” of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe. The Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country’s capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. The name Holland is also frequently used to refer informally to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.


The Vechtdal (River Vecht Valley) in Overijssel is a very popular destination for campers and bikers. It is a very 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…

Vechtdal Overijssel


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.

Cuijk – Groesbeek – Nijmegen


Three very different walks; high sandy grounds from Roermond to Brüggen through the moors of Meinweg, the lakes in the Schwalm valley around Brüggen and a walk back to the Netherlands along the Schwalm and over the lower sandy grounds of the Schwalm moors.

Meinweg – Brüggen – Schwalm



I was so lucky to be invited for an after work flight from Lelystad (The Netherlands) to Stadtlohn (Germany) to have a schnitzel. I had never flown in a ‘real’ airplane before (only air busses) and I am grateful for the experience!

€100 Schnitzel


Just 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam you can make nice walks through the Kennemerduinen. Allthough next to Haarlem and Amsterdam, you won’t meet many people on your way. But you will see lot’s of woodpeckers and jays! Oh, and some ‘wild’ horses… This walk is between the NS stations […]

Dunes walk


In the south of the Netherlands the idyllic valley of the River Geul is one of the most fantastic places for a nice walk. See for yourself…

Pentecost in Valkenburg