NS Wandelingen

The Dutch Railways (NS) have made a number of handy walks between train stations. When I'm not walking or cycling, I'm on the train. This extends my reach considerably, and if I spend the night somewhere, I can see the entire country. Walks shown here are ones that I have done, but there are many more that you can find on the NS Wandeling website.

If you intend to undertake a few walks, I recommend an NS Flex OV chip card. I have the 'Dal' subscription. For €5 per month I get a 40% discount on journeys between 09:00-16:00, 18:30-06:30, and the entire weekend. Perfect.

You can also check in without loading your card. This can be useful if the train is nearby. You can see what your travel costs are on the NS website or app.

The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Hol… more

The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Hol… more

The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Hol… more

The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Holocaust including the Anne Frank Huis, Auschwitz and Dock Worker momuments, and areas of historical significance including the… more

The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Holocaust including the Anne Frank Huis, Auschwitz and Dock Worker momuments, and areas of historical significance including the Jewish Quarter, Historical Mu… more

The NS Wandeling De Bretten is a 10km walking route joining Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Sloterdijk stations. It follows the historical road, canal and first Du… more

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The NS Wandeling De Bretten is a 10km walking route joining Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Sloterdijk stations. It follows the historical road, canal and first Du… more

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The NS Wandeling De Bretten is a 10km walking route joining Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Sloterdijk stations. It follows the historical road, canal and first Du… more

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The NS Wandeling De Bretten is a 10km walking route joining Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Sloterdijk stations. It follows the historical road, canal and first Dutch railway between Amsterdam and Haarlem, passing diverse areas of cutural and natural interest including the Spaarndammerdi… more

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The NS Wandeling De Bretten is a 10km walking route joining Halfweg-Zwanenburg with Sloterdijk stations. It follows the historical road, canal and first Dutch railway between Amsterdam and Haarlem, passing diverse areas of cutural and natural interest including the Spaarndammerdijk, Haarlemmertrekvaart, Brett… more

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The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows… more

The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows… more

The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows… more

The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows the Gein River and crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal before following the Vecht. Along the way hikers will pass the Stelling… more

The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows the Gein River and crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal before following the Vecht. Along the way hikers will pass the Stelling van Amsterdam defenses of For… more

The NS Wandeling Helderse Duinen is a 16km walking route joining Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder, the historical base of the Dutch Navy. Walking along the d… more

The NS Wandeling Helderse Duinen is a 16km walking route joining Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder, the historical base of the Dutch Navy. Walking along the d… more

The NS Wandeling Helderse Duinen is a 16km walking route joining Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder, the historical base of the Dutch Navy. Walking along the d… more

The NS Wandeling Helderse Duinen is a 16km walking route joining Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder, the historical base of the Dutch Navy. Walking along the dyke, you pass Fort Erfprins and the Lange Jaap lighthouse before reaching Fort Kijkduin. Then it’s a leisurely walk through t… more

The NS Wandeling Helderse Duinen is a 16km walking route joining Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder, the historical base of the Dutch Navy. Walking along the dyke, you pass Fort Erfprins and the Lange Jaap lighthouse before reaching Fort Kijkduin. Then it’s a leisurely walk through the Helderse and Donkere Duinen… more

The NS Wandeling Kennemerduinen is a 16km walking route joining Santpoort Noord and Overveen. It follows the Nederlands Kustpad (LAW 2-6) and passes throug… more

The NS Wandeling Kennemerduinen is a 16km walking route joining Santpoort Noord and Overveen. It follows the Nederlands Kustpad (LAW 2-6) and passes throug… more

The NS Wandeling Kennemerduinen is a 16km walking route joining Santpoort Noord and Overveen. It follows the Nederlands Kustpad (LAW 2-6) and passes throug… more

The NS Wandeling Kennemerduinen is a 16km walking route joining Santpoort Noord and Overveen. It follows the Nederlands Kustpad (LAW 2-6) and passes through the Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland where you might encounter herds of cows and horses grazing between the dunes. The Haze… more

The NS Wandeling Kennemerduinen is a 16km walking route joining Santpoort Noord and Overveen. It follows the Nederlands Kustpad (LAW 2-6) and passes through the Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland where you might encounter herds of cows and horses grazing between the dunes. The Hazenberg (27m) is a good lookout… more

The NS Wandeling Landgoed Groeneveld is a 16km walking route joining Baarn and Hilversum Mediapark. It passes a castle from 1710 with English landscaped ga… more

The NS Wandeling Landgoed Groeneveld is a 16km walking route joining Baarn and Hilversum Mediapark. It passes a castle from 1710 with English landscaped ga… more

The NS Wandeling Landgoed Groeneveld is a 16km walking route joining Baarn and Hilversum Mediapark. It passes a castle from 1710 with English landscaped ga… more

The NS Wandeling Landgoed Groeneveld is a 16km walking route joining Baarn and Hilversum Mediapark. It passes a castle from 1710 with English landscaped gardens. After a forest walk, the route opens into the Zuiderheide and Bussumer Westerheide heath fields which are grazed by he… more

The NS Wandeling Landgoed Groeneveld is a 16km walking route joining Baarn and Hilversum Mediapark. It passes a castle from 1710 with English landscaped gardens. After a forest walk, the route opens into the Zuiderheide and Bussumer Westerheide heath fields which are grazed by herds of sheep and goats, and bl… more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

Things I like…

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche