Pilgrimspath – Part 8

Pilgrimspath Part 8 – From Bakel to Heusden “Het geeft me levensmoed” Brakel – Heusden text [metaslider id=”12660″] Date Saturday, January 9, 2021 Distance 13.57 miles 21.84 km Moving Time 4:35:15 hours Weather 0-4°C freezing, chilly, sunny

Pilgrimspath – Part 7

Pilgrimspath Part 7 – From Hardinxveld Giessendam to Brakel “Niets, dat ik hiervoor ruilen zou” Hardinxveld Giessendam – Brakel Today’s few showers didn’t take away from the typical, beautiful Dutch scenery. We followed the immense rivers, which have been slowly meandering through the flat landscape for centuries. The water taxi gave us a nice break …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 6

Pilgrimspath Part 6 – From Nieuwpoort to Hardinxveld Giessendam “De vrijheid tegemoet!” Nieuwpoort – Hardinxveld Giessendam We started the 6th leg of the Pilgrimspath early in the morning in the dark surrounded by a dense fog. A spooky yet unique experience. The ferry silently waiting, big trees slowly appearing. The windmills looming out of the …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 5

Pilgrimspath Part 5 – From Gouda to Nieuwpoort “Trek er op uit, voor dag en dauw.” Gouda – Nieuwpoort We started the fifth leg (12.35 miles) of the Pilgrimspath at Gouda’s central station.A towpath through the “green heart led us to the charming little town of Haastrecht. We continued following the river Vlist on grassy …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 3

Pilgrimspath Part 3 – From Nieuwveen to Reeuwijk “En als ik dan mijn liedjes zing” Nieuwveen – Reeuwijk Day 3 of our Pilgrimage trail. We added another 15.5 miles (25 km). It was again a beautiful day with spectacular views. Dikes, canals, and a lot of water To keep the “polders” (areas of former lakes …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 2

Pilgrimspath Part 2 – From Schinkelbos to Nieuwveen “Dat is mijn liefste wens!” Schinkelbos to Nieuwveen This Thursday, we walked the second part of the Pelgrimspad trail from “Het Schinkelbos” to Nieuwveen, 15.47 miles (25km!). We experienced “real” Dutch weather with pouring rain, sunshine, and wind gusts. We also saw famous Dutch sceneries with green …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 1

Pilgrimspath Part 1 – From Amsterdam CS to Schinkelbos “Een frisse ochtendwandeling …” Amsterdam CS to Schinkelbos Today, we started our pilgrimage “The Pilgrims Path,” a 450 km long-distance walk from Amsterdam to Maastricht. We completed the first 18km walking through Amsterdam and the Amsterdamse Bos. I experience my homeland quite differently now after living …

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