Pilgrimspath Part 10

Pilgrimspath Part 10 – From Udenhout to ‘s-Hertogenbosch “Het geeft me levensmoed” From Udenhout to ‘s Hertogenbosch Refreshed from a restful night’s sleep, we were ready for our final leg of the Pilgrim’s Path. As we hit the trail at 10 am, the crisp winter air and a stunning blue sky painted the landscape with […]

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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 4

Pilgrimspath Part 4 – From Reeuwijk to Gouda Reeuwijk – Gouda After a two-week break from hiking the Pilgrims Path, we took a shorter walk through the Dutch landscape. We started late this Sunday because the first bus from Gouda to Reeuwijk arrived around noon.  We walked on a typical Dutch winter day, with clouds,

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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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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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