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.

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost is a 12-26km nature walking route between campsites passing nature areas, windmills, monuments and ruins south east of Amsterd…

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost is a 12-26km nature walking route between campsites passing nature areas, windmills, monuments and ruins south east of Amsterd…

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost is a 12-26km nature walking route between campsites passing nature areas, windmills, monuments and ruins south east of Amsterd…

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost is a 12-26km nature walking route between campsites passing nature areas, windmills, monuments and ruins south east of Amsterd…

DeWandelRoute Zuid Oost is a 12-26km nature walking route between campsites passing nature areas, windmills, monuments and ruins south east…

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…

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…

The 10 km long NS De Bretten trail connects Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The route has many activities that are nice for older childr…

NS De Bretten

The 10 km long NS De Bretten trail connects Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The route has many activities that are nice for older childr…

The 10 km long NS De Bretten trail connects Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The route has many activities that are nice for older childr…

The 10 km long NS De Bretten trail connects Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The route has many activities that are nice for older childr…

The 10 km long NS De Bretten trail connects Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The route has many activities that are nice for ol…

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.

The 16 km long NS Helderse Duinen trail connects Den Helder with Den Helder Zuid. The route passes a naval base, museums, dikes, a light house and dun…

NS Helderse Duinen

The 16 km long NS Helderse Duinen trail connects Den Helder with Den Helder Zuid. The route passes a naval base, museums, dikes, a light house and dun…

The 16 km long NS Helderse Duinen trail connects Den Helder with Den Helder Zuid. The route passes a naval base, museums, dikes, a light house and dun…

The 16 km long NS Helderse Duinen trail connects Den Helder with Den Helder Zuid. The route passes a naval base, museums, dikes, a light house and dun…

The 16 km long NS Helderse Duinen trail connects Den Helder with Den Helder Zuid. The route passes a naval base, museums, dikes, a light hou…

The 16 km long NS Gein en Vecht trail connects Abcoude with Weesp. The route has typical Dutch landscapes and the Stelling van Amsterdam Fort Nigtevec…

NS Gein en Vecht

The 16 km long NS Gein en Vecht trail connects Abcoude with Weesp. The route has typical Dutch landscapes and the Stelling van Amsterdam Fort Nigtevec…

The 16 km long NS Gein en Vecht trail connects Abcoude with Weesp. The route has typical Dutch landscapes and the Stelling van Amsterdam Fort Nigtevec…

The 16 km long NS Gein en Vecht trail connects Abcoude with Weesp. The route has typical Dutch landscapes and the Stelling van Amsterdam Fort Nigtevec…

The 16 km long NS Gein en Vecht trail connects Abcoude with Weesp. The route has typical Dutch landscapes and the Stelling van Amsterdam For…

The 17km NS Kennemerduinen walking route runs from Santpoort Noord to Overveen stations. It passes through the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland.

NS Kennemerduinen

The 17km NS Kennemerduinen walking route runs from Santpoort Noord to Overveen stations. It passes through the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland.

The 17km NS Kennemerduinen walking route runs from Santpoort Noord to Overveen stations. It passes through the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland.

The 17km NS Kennemerduinen walking route runs from Santpoort Noord to Overveen stations. It passes through the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland.

The 17km NS Kennemerduinen walking route runs from Santpoort Noord to Overveen stations. It passes through the National Park Zuid-Kennemerla…

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

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

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).

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

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…

Things I like…

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir