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7x the most beautiful walking routes in the Netherlands!

23 January 2023

The Dutch go through all weathers! Even in the winter months. So put on those walking shoes and go for a nice walk! The Netherlands has so many beautiful routes to offer. In this blog you can read 7 tips for a lovely walk.

Hiking in the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park

Zuid-Kennemerland Nationaal Park should certainly not be missed among the most beautiful hiking trails in the Netherlands. Feel the wind in your hair and smell the scent of the sea during this walk. In the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park you walk through beautiful dunes located on the beach near the North Sea. While hiking, this park offers plenty of changes in landscapes. The further you get towards the sea, the lower the vegetation becomes. In this sandy plain, special plant species such as orchids and parnassia manage to survive in the moist lower parts. Bastion Hotel Haarlem Velsen is a good base for a visit to the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.


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Slow tour Berg & Dal

Just outside Nijmegen is the beautiful town of Berg & Dal where you will find one of the most beautiful walking routes in the Netherlands. Here you will find beautiful forests that are ideal for making your walk a success. Start your walk at pancake restaurant De Heksendans. Here you immediately walk into the hilly forest landscape, which makes it a brisk walk. But the hilly landscape really gives you the feeling that you are abroad. This route takes you past the Elysian fields in Berg & Dal where you have a beautiful view. You also climb the Boterberg which also offers you beautiful views. Bastion Hotel Nijmegen is a great base for a walk in Berg & Dal.

Photo: Ambulare

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Walking route Sint-Pietersberg Maastricht

Walking route Sint-Pietersberg is certainly one of the most beautiful walking routes. This walking route starts at the Eye of Sint Pieter car park in Maastricht. During this route you will pass the beautiful nature that Maastricht has to offer. In addition, you will also encounter many sights. For example, you will pass Fort Sint Pieter, which was built by order of Willem III. The route then takes you past the Mergelgroeve. Here you will find old corridors that were used during the Middle Ages to extract marlstone. Marlstone was mined here until 2018. You will also pass the remains of a trench dug in 1632 during the siege of Maastricht. You also walk a small part through Belgium where you pass an outer wall of the demolished castle Caestert. Bastion Hotel Maastricht is a great base for the Sint-Pietersberg walking route.

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Boswachterspad Ballooërveld

Boswachterspad Ballooërveld can also be found among the 7 most beautiful hiking trails in the Netherlands. This walking route is beautiful to walk all year round and ideal if you are looking for peace. You can still find the Drenthe of a hundred years ago in this nature reserve. Start the route at Sheepfold Balloërveld in Balloo, from here you can choose a route of 4, 6 or 9 kilometers. Enjoy the view from the Galgenberg during the walk. Here you have a 360-degree view of the large, quiet heath. In the heath you will find remnants of the trenches that were dug before the Second World War. Bastion hotel in Groningen is a good base for a walk in the Ballooërveld nature reserve.

Photo: Staatsbosbeheer

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National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

One of the largest drifting sand areas in Western Europe can be found in the Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park and can certainly be called one of the most beautiful walking routes in the Netherlands. Because the wind in this area can run freely, the landscape is constantly changing. You can relax completely in this area. Stroll through the sand plain and who knows, you might come across the sheep herd that is used to keep this area bare. In this area you can follow many different walking routes, but it is also possible to walk around freely yourself. Looking for a hotel near Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park? Then check out Bastion Hotel Tilburg.

Photo: Natuurmonumenten

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Walking in the Geuldal

This historic route should not be missed in the list of the most beautiful hiking routes in the Netherlands. Do you like castles, historic cityscapes and fantastic nature? Then you are in the right place with this walking route. This walking route takes you past the most beautiful places this beautiful area has to offer. You start the route at Walramplein 28 in Valkenburg. During the route you will pass the castles Schaloen, Oost and Genhoes. You will also walk along the unparalleled natural phenomena of the marl steep walls, the Sint Jansbron and the geological monument Groeve Kasteel Oost. After the walk you can relax on the terrace in Valkenburg. Bastion hotel in Maastricht is a good starting point for a walk in the Geuldal.

Photo: Visit South Limburg

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Walking in Lage Vuursche

In and around Lage Vuursche there are many walks that are among the most beautiful in the Netherlands. This beautiful forest area is a patchwork of former country estates and has a lot to offer. For example, you walk one part through a dense and dark pine forest and further on you walk in a beautiful open forest with the sun on your face. You will find different landscape features here: from deciduous forests to heathland, from coniferous forest to marshy soils. In Lage Vuursche there are plenty of terraces where you can enjoy a snack or drink after the walk. Looking for a hotel near Lage-Vuursche ? View our hotel in Bussum Hilversum.

Photo: Walking in our own country

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