Wandering and wondering

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

Welcome to DeWandelaar (The Wanderer), a project about living sustainably through learning to appreciate nature in The Netherlands. 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 thoughts that cross my mind.

Under construction in 2019.

Nature Walks in Amsterdam

Shorter walks in Amsterdam easy to reach by foot, bicycle, tram or metro. Their idea is to develop a respect for nature within children growing up in the city.

Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows th…

Amstelpark

The 4 km Amstelpark Amsterdam walking route is a loop-walk that passes by the Maze, Amstel-train, oranjerie, Rhododendron Valley and children’s playgr…

The 4 km Amstelpark Amsterdam walking route is a loop-walk that passes by the Maze, Amstel-train, oranjerie, Rhododendron Valley and children’s playgr…

The 4 km Amstelpark Amsterdam walking route is a loop-walk that passes by the Maze, Amstel-train, oranjerie, Rhododendron Valley and children’s playgr…

The 4 km Amstelpark Amsterdam walking route is a loop-walk that passes by the Maze, Amstel-train, oranjerie, Rhododendron Valley and childre…

Boerenwandeling

The 4.5 km Boerenwandeling is walking route no. 3 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk passes the Meerzicht farm and Ridammerhoeve goat farm.

The 4.5 km Boerenwandeling is walking route no. 3 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk passes the Meerzicht farm and Ridammerhoeve goat farm.

The 4.5 km Boerenwandeling is walking route no. 3 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk passes the Meerzicht farm and Ridammerhoeve goat farm.

The 4.5 km Boerenwandeling is walking route no. 3 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk passes the Meerzicht farm and Ridammerhoeve goat fa…

Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows the Amstel r…

The 12 km Trage Tocht Amstelveen Middelpolder is a loop-walk that circles and goes through the polder south of Amsterdam and then follows th…

All Walks

Walks in and near Amsterdam that you can do tonight, during the day, or over the weekend. Easy to get to by foot, bicycle or public transport. Includes routes by NS Walks and Natuurmonumenten.

Vredevoetpad

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching a…

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…

Vijverwandeling

The 4 km Vijverwandeling is walking route no. 4 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk circles the Grote (Large) and Kliene (Small) Vijvers (Ponds) an…

The 4 km Vijverwandeling is walking route no. 4 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk circles the Grote (Large) and Kliene (Small) Vijvers (Ponds) an…

The 4 km Vijverwandeling is walking route no. 4 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk circles the Grote (Large) and Kliene (Small) Vijvers (Ponds) an…

The 4 km Vijverwandeling is walking route no. 4 in the Amsterdam Forest. The loop-walk circles the Grote (Large) and Kliene (Small) Vijvers…

Vredevoetpad

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching areas.

The 7.5 km Vredevoetpad Natuurmonumenten loop-walk circles the Tienhovense Plassen and passes a museum, historic windmill and birdwatching a…

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.

Klein Hemelrijk

The Natuurkampeerterrein Klein Hemelrijk campsite is located near the walking and cycling routes of the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat and North Sea bea…

The Natuurkampeerterrein Klein Hemelrijk campsite is located near the walking and cycling routes of the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat and North Sea bea…

The Natuurkampeerterrein Klein Hemelrijk campsite is located near the walking and cycling routes of the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat and North Sea bea…

The Natuurkampeerterrein Klein Hemelrijk campsite is located near the walking and cycling routes of the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat and Nor…

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.

Kasteel de Haar

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre C…

Comenius Museum

The Comenius Museum and mausoleum in Naarden is dedicated to the life and influential works of Czech scholar Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670).

The Comenius Museum and mausoleum in Naarden is dedicated to the life and influential works of Czech scholar Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670).

The Comenius Museum and mausoleum in Naarden is dedicated to the life and influential works of Czech scholar Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670).

The Comenius Museum and mausoleum in Naarden is dedicated to the life and influential works of Czech scholar Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670).

Beeld en Geluid

The Beeld en Geluid or Institute for Media Culture shows how media developments have influenced people and society through more recent history.

The Beeld en Geluid or Institute for Media Culture shows how media developments have influenced people and society through more recent history.

The Beeld en Geluid or Institute for Media Culture shows how media developments have influenced people and society through more recent history.

The Beeld en Geluid or Institute for Media Culture shows how media developments have influenced people and society through more recent histo…

Kasteel de Haar

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre Cuypers in…

First mentioned in 1391, Kasteel de Haar was fell into ruin but was financed by the Rothchilds and restored to its present state by Pierre C…