NS Walks

The NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) is the Dutch state-owned passenger railway operator.

Coming from New Zealand where the railways were minimal, I find the NS superb. If I'm not walking or cycling, I am in the train. This extends my range significantly, and if I over-night somewhere, I can see the entire country. Shown here are walks I have done, however there are many more that you can find on the NS Wandeling website.

If you plan to do a few walks, I recommend an NS Flex OV-chipkaart. I have the 'Dal' subscription. For €5 per month you get 40% off travel between 09:00 and 16:00 and all weekend. Perfect.

You can also check-in without loading your card. This can be useful if train departures are close. The NS website or App will let you see what your travel costs are.

NS Landgoed Groeneveld

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

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

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

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

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 fields.

NS De Bretten

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

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

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

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

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NS Ankeveense Plassen

The 14 km long NS Ankeveense Plassen trail connects Bussum Zuid with Weesp. The route has forest, open fields, lakes and imposing country houses.

The 14 km long NS Ankeveense Plassen trail connects Bussum Zuid with Weesp. The route has forest, open fields, lakes and imposing country houses.

The 14 km long NS Ankeveense Plassen trail connects Bussum Zuid with Weesp. The route has forest, open fields, lakes and imposing country houses.

The 14 km long NS Ankeveense Plassen trail connects Bussum Zuid with Weesp. The route has forest, open fields, lakes and imposing country houses.

NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad

The 11 km long NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad trail connects Centraal with Muiderpoort. The route remembers the persecution of Jews in the Second World War.

The 11 km long NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad trail connects Centraal with Muiderpoort. The route remembers the persecution of Jews in the Second World War.

The 11 km long NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad trail connects Centraal with Muiderpoort. The route remembers the persecution of Jews in the Second World War.

The 11 km long NS Amsterdam Westerborkpad trail connects Centraal with Muiderpoort. The route remembers the persecution of Jews in the Second World War.

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 dunes.

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 dunes.

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 dunes.

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 dunes.

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 Nigtevecht.

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 Nigtevecht.

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 Nigtevecht.

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 Nigtevecht.

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-Kennemerland.