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Pieterpath – Part 3

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 …

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Pieterpath – Part 1

Pieter Path Part 1 – Prologue . Prologue Many, many years after I heard about the Pieterpad for the first time, I am finally going to hike the most famous long-distance walk in the Netherlands! We left home just over 9 am and arrived in Pieterburen around 2:30 pm. With public transportation, we took the …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 9

Pilgrimspath Part 9 – From Oudheusden to .. “Het geeft me levensmoed” From Oudheusden to 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 …

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Pilgrimspath – Part 8

Pilgrimspath Part 8 – From Brakel to Oudheusden “Het geeft me levensmoed” From Brakel to Oudheusden 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 …

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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 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 yet another beautiful day with spectacular views. Dikes, canals, and a lot of water To keep the “polders,” areas of former lakes …

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