Pieter Path Part 11 – Holten to Vorden From Holten to Vorden Via the majestuous beech avenue along the Schipbeek, we entered the Achterhoek. The Achterhoek is a unique part of the Netherlands with a varied scenic landscape of meadows, hedgerows, brooks, and forests. While hiking, we could feel and see the Achterhoekse history when […]
Pieter Path Part 10 – Hellendoorn to Holten From Hellendoorn to Holten It was hard to get up out of the comfortable bed this morning! However, a delicious breakfast was waiting! We wanted to have an early start to avoid the rainy weather rolling in in the afternoon. The weather had changed overnight, and today
Pieter Path Part 9 – Ommen to Hellendoorn From Ommen to Hellendoorn On this hot summer day, we walked from Ommen to Hellendoorn over the Dutch “mountains,” the Sallandse Heuvelrug. Glaciers pushed these hills up during the last ice age about 150,000 years ago. The moraine is about 14 km long and has different widths.
Pieter Path Part 8 – Gramsbergen to Ommen From Gramsbergen to Ommen We stayed the night in the B&B Stadslodge de Meiboom in the center of Gramsbergen with an industrial-looking B&B in a former bakery. The friendly owner brought a wicker basket with breakfast to our room at half-past seven, precisely at the agreed time.
Pieter Path Part 7 – From Holsloot to Gramsbergen From Holsloot to Gramsbergen We walked from Holsloot via the oldest fortified city of Drenthe, Coevorden, to Gramsbergen, Overijssel! We saw a lot of artwork today! Driftplein, iron skeletons represent the buildings you can see in Drenthe: farms, vacations cottages, and industrial buildings. A colossal iron
Pieter Path Part 6 – From Ellertshaar to Holsloot From Ellertshaar to Holsloot And one week later, we continued our Pieterpad hike. We walked some “Flinten” roads. These streets are silent reminders of this area’s labor-intensive job creation projects a century ago. We are still in Drenthe, now known by us by its forests, canals,
Pieter Path Part 5 – From Rolde to Ellertshaar From Rolde to Ellertshaar After a good night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast (and dinner the evening before) at the Herberg van Anderen in Anderen, we were ready for another Pieter path hiking day through stream valleys with flowery grasslands, manufactured production forests, several wetlands, and
Pieter Path Part 4 – From Zuidlaren to Rolde From Zuidlaren to Rolde We left home at 6:30 am, and almost four hours later, we were back in Zuidlaren to continue the Pieterpad. We started hiking while it was raining, but the rain stopped after leaving Zuidlaren behind us. We are definitely in Drenthe. Creeks
Pieter Path Part 3 – From Groningen to Zuidlaren From Groningen to Zuidlaren At around 8 am, we left the Martini hotel without having any breakfast. We quickly bought some food at Appie Hein next door including a cup of coffee! We left the city quickly behind us, following the Noord-Willemskanaal and the river Drentsche
Pieter Path Part 2 – From Pieterburen to Groningen From Pieterburen to Groningen At half-past seven, we were having breakfast. At eight, we were standing at the beginning of the path! Some cyclists and hikers wanted their pictures taken at the sign as well when we took our pictures! Finally, we left in good spirits