Your backpack is ready and you're finally heading out again. Micro-adventures can be great and are closer than you think. You’ll find lots of exciting hikes in the Netherlands, from weekends spent exploring the forest to an excursion with the family to marvellous flowering moors. No matter the route, hiking in the Netherlands is never boring.
We want to discover the Dutch national parks together with you. In this Collection, we’ve put together walks of between five and ten kilometres (3 and 6 mi) that quickly take you out into unspoilt and beautiful natural landscapes.
Walk the paths along the coast of the Walcheren Peninsula and go exploring in the forest north of The Hague. Follow winding paths through the swampy Bekendelle primeval forest, ascend and see sweeping views of sparkling waters in the Lauwersmeer National Park and amble through colourful heaths, rustling beech forests and sandy dune landscapes. Are your feet tingling as much as ours?
Then get going! Even if you never cover more than 10 kilometres (6 mi) on these Tours, you need the right backpack. Water, snacks, waterproofs, an emergency kit and perhaps a good book or your camera are all essential items.
We recommend our Futura, AC Lite or Speed Lite backpacks so that you can carry everything comfortably and efficiently, regardless of whether you're heading out for a short walk after work or a weekend trip to the countryside with your friends.
Have you ever spent the night in the middle of the forest to start the next day with a foray into nature? In the Drentsche Aa National Park you have several options for this. For a micro-adventure you can rent a cabin in the heart of the forest (cabiner.com/drentsche-aa ) or stay overnight with a camper…
In the Bekendelle nature reserve you can embark on a discovery tour as an adventurer along the Boven Slinge. This hike, which is a good seven kilometers long and only runs along flat paths, starts at the Berenschot bus stop and then takes you into the protected area with its swampy jungle.
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Once a part of the sea where fresh and salt water flowed together, today a water-rich paradise for birds and amphibians. On this hike you will get to know a section of the Dutch North Sea coast better.
It is a good ten kilometers from the parking lot at the Kwelderweg through a dune and meadow landscape…
The Vijlenerbos, the longest forest in the Netherlands, stretches out in South Limburg where badgers and wild cats say good night. A dreamy place to clear your head after work or at the weekend. This eight-kilometer tour will help you with that. It starts at Boscafé 't Hijgend Hert, where you can park…
At the edge of Lake Markermeer, you hike through the Oostvaardersveld nature reserve on this nine-kilometer tour. From the parking lot of the visitor center it goes with a view of fascinating herds of wild horses and along small ponds to various vantage points from which you can observe the many birds.
The highest dunes in the country can be found just above Alkmaar in western Noord-Holland. On this tour you walk a good six kilometers through the impressive area of the "Schoorlse Duinen".
Particularly beautiful - and an absolute must for every hobby photographer - are the wooden stairs and bridges that…
In the lake district north of Utrecht it seems as if time has stood still. You can also observe a particular abundance of birds there and switch off from everyday life on flat and quiet paths.
This hike takes you from the parking lot at Regionalmuseum Vredegoed in an arc to De Trouwe Wachter mill and…
Sometimes after a hard day or an eventful week, all you have to do is put your nose in the sea air and take a deep breath to switch off. You can do this wonderfully on this short hike in the north of the Walcheren peninsula.
Through the nature reserve Oranjezon we go to the beach and then back to the…
Get out quickly, do a lap with a view of lush green forests, admire sparkling blue lakes, feel sand under your feet and finally enjoy a delicious pancake in the Meijendel pancake house.
You can do all of this on this short, seven-kilometer hike through the largest dune landscape in South Holland. Along…
Especially in late summer and autumn there is a real explosion of color in Mastbos Forest. But a visit to the grove is not only worthwhile when the heather is in bloom and the first falling leaves.
The wooden plank paths through the Galderse Heide and the forest paths through beautiful avenues, which…
Sometimes wild, sometimes canalised, the Dommel flows 120 kilometers as a tributary of the Meuse through Belgium and the Netherlands. Near Liempde you follow the river on this hike through a particularly sparsely populated and natural landscape.
You hike a good ten kilometers to the adventurous hand train…
Hiking Collection by Pauline van der Waal
Hiking Collection by Sabina Knezevic - Farawayistan
Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus
Bike Touring Collection by Katherine Moore