In September 2021, I completed the last hike from the booklet Green Heart trails of the ANWB. This booklet contains 43 round trails in the Green Heart region in the Netherlands. The booklet is no longer for sale and the hexagonal ANWB trail markings are outdated or no longer present everywhere, but the trails can still be hiked and found here and there on the internet. Therefore, I created an overview of where you can find these trails online. I also describe a top 5 of favourite hiking trails from this booklet.
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After a two-month break, I continued with the long-distance trail the Trekvogelpad (Migration birds trail) at the end of February 2021. Via a small detour through Zaanse Schans, I pick up the official trail just outside Wormer. After this I follow the trail through the Engewormer polder, the Jagersveld and the Oostzanerveld to the Twiske nature reserve and recreational area. Halfway through the Twiske, I stop my hike and take the bus back home from Den Ilp.
This is the last hike of 2020 on the Great rivers trail. This part goes from Nieuwpoort to Ameide, with a short extra walk from Schoonhoven due to public transport.
This time, the hike of the Great rivers trails starts in Ammerstol and continues along the Lek to Schoonhoven. I make an extra detour through the historic city centre of Schoonhoven and then take the ferry to the other side of the Lek. Finally, I walk along the still intact city ramparts of Nieuwpoort.
A report on the section of the long-distance hiking trail the Grote Rivierenpad between Loetbos and Ammerstol via Bergambacht.
Today, I reach the Rottemeren via the Great rivers trail in the Netherlands. I start my hike in Zevenhuizen and walk towards the Rottemeren and the Rotte, then I go through the Hoge and Lage Bergse woods. At my destination in Hillegersberg Rotterdam, I have completed Variants A and B of the Great rivers trail in two circles.
A report of my hike on the Great rivers trail from Gouderak to Zevenhuizen in the Netherlands.
A report of a great hike on the Grote Rivierenpad. This time from the Loetbos to Gouderak in the Netherlands. The morning mist gave this hike a fairytale atmosphere. Highly recommended!
This hike on the Great rivers trail goes from Kinderdijk to the Loetbos near Lekkerkerk in the Netherlands. I start in Alblasserdam at the windmills of Kinderdijk, then go to Krimpen aan de Lek. I make an extra round trip to the Bakkerswaal duck decoy, go through the Krimpenerwaard and the Krimpenerhout. I end up in the Loetbos.
Today I have yet another plan: to photograph the windmills of Kinderdijk at sunrise. Therefore I decided to walk the part of the Grote Rivierenpad between Hendrik-Ido Ambacht and Kinderdijk in the opposite direction. If the sunrise is disappointing at this time, I have another chance next time. To make the hike a little longer, I also added an extra round trip through the Crezéepolder near Ridderkerk.