Wandering and wondering

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

Welcome to DeWandelaar, a project about sustainable living through learning to appreciate nature in the Netherlands. It is done from Amsterdam by foot, pedal and public transport and by staying outside at budget campsites. I share the places that I find and thoughts that come to mind.

Under construction in 2019.

DeWandelRoutes

Multi-day walking routes around Amsterdam designed to develop respect for nature.

A 65km, multi-day, through-hiking and camping route around Amsterdam, DeWandelRoute connects nature areas and campsites and provides a sustainable outdoor experience. Des… more

DeWandelRoute

A 65km, multi-day, through-hiking and camping route around Amsterdam, DeWandelRoute connects nature areas and campsites and provides a sustainable outdoor experience. Des… more

A 65km, multi-day, through-hiking and camping route around Amsterdam, DeWandelRoute connects nature areas and campsites and provides a sustainable outdoor experience. Des… more

A 65km, multi-day, through-hiking and camping route around Amsterdam, DeWandelRoute connects nature areas and campsites and provides a sustainable outdoor experience. Des… more

A 65km, multi-day, through-hiking and camping route around Amsterdam, DeWandelRoute connects nature areas and campsites and provides a sustainable outdoor experience. Des… more

The DeWandelRoute Amstelland section-hike passes lakes, village, city, park and polder landscapes as it crosses the Amstel River area of South Amsterdam. It crosses the O… more

DeWandelRoute Amstelland

The DeWandelRoute Amstelland section-hike passes lakes, village, city, park and polder landscapes as it crosses the Amstel River area of South Amsterdam. It crosses the O… more

The DeWandelRoute Amstelland section-hike passes lakes, village, city, park and polder landscapes as it crosses the Amstel River area of South Amsterdam. It crosses the O… more

The DeWandelRoute Amstelland section-hike passes lakes, village, city, park and polder landscapes as it crosses the Amstel River area of South Amsterdam. It crosses the O… more

The DeWandelRoute Amstelland section-hike passes lakes, village, city, park and polder landscapes as it crosses the Amstel River area of South Amsterdam. It crosses the O… more

The DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos section-hike is a loop walk passing the Bosbaan, Amsterdam School architecture, polder, children’s play areas and farms. It also climbs… more

DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos

The DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos section-hike is a loop walk passing the Bosbaan, Amsterdam School architecture, polder, children’s play areas and farms. It also climbs… more

The DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos section-hike is a loop walk passing the Bosbaan, Amsterdam School architecture, polder, children’s play areas and farms. It also climbs… more

The DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos section-hike is a loop walk passing the Bosbaan, Amsterdam School architecture, polder, children’s play areas and farms. It also climbs… more

The DeWandelRoute Amsterdamse Bos section-hike is a loop walk passing the Bosbaan, Amsterdam School architecture, polder, children’s play areas and farms. It also climbs… more

Campsites

Break the routine by staying at a nature campsite. Many are near walking tracks, most are less than €15 per night.

Great for younger children, Camping ‘t Riviertje milks 80 cows daily and campers can canoe on the Angstel river that flows alongside the campsite. A peaceful campground,… more

Camping ‘t Riviertje

Great for younger children, Camping ‘t Riviertje milks 80 cows daily and campers can canoe on the Angstel river that flows alongside the campsite. A peaceful campground,… more

Great for younger children, Camping ‘t Riviertje milks 80 cows daily and campers can canoe on the Angstel river that flows alongside the campsite. A peaceful campground,… more

Great for younger children, Camping ‘t Riviertje milks 80 cows daily and campers can canoe on the Angstel river that flows alongside the campsite. A peaceful campground,… more

Great for younger children, Camping ‘t Riviertje milks 80 cows daily and campers can canoe on the Angstel river that flows alongside the campsite. A peaceful campground,… more

Ideally located for access to the forest and Amsterdam, Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos has a range of accommodation options including tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos

Ideally located for access to the forest and Amsterdam, Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos has a range of accommodation options including tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Ideally located for access to the forest and Amsterdam, Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos has a range of accommodation options including tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Ideally located for access to the forest and Amsterdam, Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos has a range of accommodation options including tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Ideally located for access to the forest and Amsterdam, Camping Het Amsterdamse Bos has a range of accommodation options including tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Close to the city, waterways and the Flevopark, Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam has a range of accommodation options including cabins and tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam

Close to the city, waterways and the Flevopark, Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam has a range of accommodation options including cabins and tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Close to the city, waterways and the Flevopark, Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam has a range of accommodation options including cabins and tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Close to the city, waterways and the Flevopark, Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam has a range of accommodation options including cabins and tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Close to the city, waterways and the Flevopark, Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam has a range of accommodation options including cabins and tent sites for hikers. There is a shop… more

Things I like…

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright