Wandering and wondering

About the simplicity of walking and being content with what’s nearby.

Welcome to a personal project about appreciating nature in The Netherlands. DeWandelaar (The Wanderer). It is being done from Amsterdam by foot, pedal and public transport and by staying outdoors at budget campsites. I share the places I find and reflect on stories that have crossed my path.

Under construction in 2019.

Walks

Walks in and near Amsterdam that you can do tonight, during the day, or over the weekend.

Oppad en Kromme Rade

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

NS Landgoed Groeneveld

The 15 km NS Landgoed Groeneveld walking route runs from Baarn to Hilversum Mediapark stations. It passes Goois Natuurreservaat Zuiderheide and Wester…

The 15 km NS Landgoed Groeneveld walking route runs from Baarn to Hilversum Mediapark stations. It passes Goois Natuurreservaat Zuiderheide and Wester…

The 15 km NS Landgoed Groeneveld walking route runs from Baarn to Hilversum Mediapark stations. It passes Goois Natuurreservaat Zuiderheide and Wester…

The 15 km NS Landgoed Groeneveld walking route runs from Baarn to Hilversum Mediapark stations. It passes Goois Natuurreservaat Zuiderheide…

NS Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat

The 16.5 km long NS Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat trail connects Castricum with Egmond aan Zee and Alkmaar. The route has forest, dunes and fields.

The 16.5 km long NS Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat trail connects Castricum with Egmond aan Zee and Alkmaar. The route has forest, dunes and fields.

The 16.5 km long NS Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat trail connects Castricum with Egmond aan Zee and Alkmaar. The route has forest, dunes and fields.

The 16.5 km long NS Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat trail connects Castricum with Egmond aan Zee and Alkmaar. The route has forest, dunes and f…

Oppad en Kromme Rade

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

The 9.5 km Oppad en Kromme Rade Natuurmonumenten loop-walk passes peat bogs and marsh forest by the Kortenhoefse and Loosdrechtse Plassen.

Campsites

Campsites provide a break from routine. You stay close to, and keep in-touch with nature. Many are near walking tracks, most are less than €15 per night.

Het Bos Roept!

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

Veerhof

The Natuurkampeerterrein Veerhof campsite is located in the heart of West Friesland near Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Veerhof campsite is located in the heart of West Friesland near Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Veerhof campsite is located in the heart of West Friesland near Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Veerhof campsite is located in the heart of West Friesland near Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen.

Amstelkade

The Natuurkampeerterrein Amstelkade campsite in Wilnis Utrecht is a large family-friendly campground near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Amstelkade campsite in Wilnis Utrecht is a large family-friendly campground near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Amstelkade campsite in Wilnis Utrecht is a large family-friendly campground near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Amstelkade campsite in Wilnis Utrecht is a large family-friendly campground near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene…

Het Bos Roept!

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

The Natuurkampeerterrein Het Bos Roept! campsite is located south of Den Oever and the Afsluitdijk, beside the Robbenordbos and Dijkgatbos.

Museums

Museums serve as a walking or cycling destination. I use them as a distraction, for inspiration and to learn about Dutch history and culture.

Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant A…

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has one of the best collections of Dutch masterpieces, art and history objects from the middle ages to present times.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has one of the best collections of Dutch masterpieces, art and history objects from the middle ages to present times.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has one of the best collections of Dutch masterpieces, art and history objects from the middle ages to present times.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has one of the best collections of Dutch masterpieces, art and history objects from the middle ages to present tim…

Marinemuseum

The Marinemuseum in Willemsoord Den Helder displays the history and a collection of the Dutch Navy from the Golden Age to present times.

The Marinemuseum in Willemsoord Den Helder displays the history and a collection of the Dutch Navy from the Golden Age to present times.

The Marinemuseum in Willemsoord Den Helder displays the history and a collection of the Dutch Navy from the Golden Age to present times.

The Marinemuseum in Willemsoord Den Helder displays the history and a collection of the Dutch Navy from the Golden Age to present times.

Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant Amsterdam.

The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a Catholic Church dating from 1663. In a time of religious conflict it was tolerated by Protestant A…