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Pieterpath – Part 22

Pieter Path Part 22 – Sittard to Valkenburg . From Echt to Sittard Although we planned to start early today, the NS (Dutch Railway System) did not cooperate. Due to delayed construction, the intercity would not go to its final destination, Sittard. Instead, we went to Sittard via Nijmegen and Roermond to avoid further delays. …

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Pieterpath – Part 20

Pieter Path Part 20 – Swalmen to Echt . From Swalmen to Echt Although we had hoped for cooler weather, the predicted weather and temperature for this September day were no different from other scorching days we experienced in August. We had booked a hotel in Sittard and could not postpone our Pieter Path hiking …

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Pieterpath – Part 19

Pieter Path Part 19 – Venlo to Swalmen . From Venlo to Swalmen Around a quarter to eight, we were ready to start the third Pieter Path day. We thanked hotel restaurant Wilhelmina in Venlo for a great night’s sleep, a delicious dinner, and an extensive breakfast! Within an hour, we entered the Jammerdaalsche Heide, …

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Pieterpath – Part 17

Pieter Path Part 17 – Vierlingsbeek to Broekhuizen . From Vierlingsbeek to Broekhuizen A few days later, we were back in Vierlingsbeek around 10 am to complete the next leg of the Pieterpath. It was a day seeing art, chapels, a war memorial, forests, moors, historic buildings, and industry.   The whimsical Pieterpad art monument …

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Pieterpath – Part 16

Pieter Path Part 16 – Gennep to Vierlingsbeek . From Gennep to Vierlingsbeek Very early in the morning, when calmness prevails, Gennep reveals her beauty and history (even though it was heavily damaged during WW2)! The Romans already knew! Gennep has always been strategically important for several countries because it was in the hands of …

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