Pilgrimspath – Part 9

Pilgrimspath Part 9 – From Oudheusden to Udenhout “Het geeft me levensmoed” From Oudheusden to Udenhout Previous image Next image Date Saturday, January 16, 2021 Distance 17.53 miles 28.21 km Moving Time 5:47:42 hours Weather -1 tot 4°C chilly, snow showers

Pilgrimspath – Part 8

To take us to today’s starting point in Brakel, we had made reservations for the special Arriva Butterfly bus in Zaltbommel. The bus was on time, and half an hour later, we started the next leg of the Pelgrimspad through the Bommelerwaard from the Market Square in Brakel.

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 anything away from the Dutch countryside scenery. We followed the immense rivers, slowly meandering through the flat landscape for centuries. The water taxi gave us a nice break from walking. From …

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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 dense fog. A spooky yet unique experience with the ferry silently waiting, big trees slowly appearing, and 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 At Gouda’s central station, we started the fifth leg (12.35 miles) of the Pilgrimspath. A towpath through the “green heart” led us to the charming little town of Haastrecht. We continued following the river Vlist on …

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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 scenery with green …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 1

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

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