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Pieterpath – Part 13

Pieter Path Part 13 – Slangenburg to Zeddam . From Slangenburg to Zeddam Today, we started the Pieter path hike with rain. The weather forecast had already indicated that the chance of persistent showers was most significant in the countries’ east. I’m not going to complain; nature needs rain to keep the environment pleasantly green! …

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Pieterpath – Part 12

Pieter Path Part 12 – Vorden to Slangenburg . From Vorden to Slangenburg After yesterday’s dinner, a good night of sleep, and another delicious meal this morning at hotel restaurant De Gravin, we were ready to hit the Pieterpad again! Near Castle Vorden, we followed Toos Goorhuis-Tjalsma en Bertje Jens, the masterminds of the Pieterpad, …

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Pieterpath – Part 11

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 …

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Pieterpath – Part 9

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 …

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Pieterpath – Part 8

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 …

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Pieterpath – Part 7

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 …

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Pieterpath – Part 6

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, …

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Pieterpath – Part 5

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, …

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