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.

NS Ankeveense Plassen

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad

A route from Amsterdam Central to Muiderpoort Station passing by neighborhoods and monuments related to the Holocaust.

A route from Amsterdam Central to Muiderpoort Station passing by neighborhoods and monuments related to the Holocaust.

A route from Amsterdam Central to Muiderpoort Station passing by neighborhoods and monuments related to the Holocaust.

A route from Amsterdam Central to Muiderpoort Station passing by neighborhoods and monuments related to the Holocaust.

NS Helderse Duinen

An NS walking route that begins at Den Helder station and passes museums, forts and nature areas before reaching Den Helder Zuid station.

An NS walking route that begins at Den Helder station and passes museums, forts and nature areas before reaching Den Helder Zuid station.

An NS walking route that begins at Den Helder station and passes museums, forts and nature areas before reaching Den Helder Zuid station.

An NS walking route that begins at Den Helder station and passes museums, forts and nature areas before reaching Den Helder Zuid station.

NS Ankeveense Plassen

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche Plassen.

A walk joining Bussum Zuid Station with Weesp and passing through the Ankeveensche 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.

Amstelkade

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

Fort Spion

A Natuurkampeerterrein in a fort on the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in a fort on the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in a fort on the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in a fort on the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie.

Schoonenberg

A Natuurkampeerterrein near the National Park Zuid Kennemerland.

A Natuurkampeerterrein near the National Park Zuid Kennemerland.

A Natuurkampeerterrein near the National Park Zuid Kennemerland.

A Natuurkampeerterrein near the National Park Zuid Kennemerland.

Amstelkade

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

A Natuurkampeerterrein in the Groene Hart, near the Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Groene Jonker.

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.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Marinemuseum

The Dutch Navy Museum in Den Helder.

The Dutch Navy Museum in Den Helder.

The Dutch Navy Museum in Den Helder.

The Dutch Navy Museum in Den Helder.

Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers

The Netherlands National Sea Rescue Museum in Den Helder.

The Netherlands National Sea Rescue Museum in Den Helder.

The Netherlands National Sea Rescue Museum in Den Helder.

The Netherlands National Sea Rescue Museum in Den Helder.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.

Quite possibly the most famous art and history museum of The Netherlands.