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Hiking in the Netherlands: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the verdant valleys, lovely beaches and marvelous villages of the largest low country!

Explore the rivers, valleys, rolling hills and beaches that define the Netherland’s wilderness. Visiting picturesque villages, seeing old-fashioned windmills and experiencing rural Dutch culture is all par for the course when you hike through the country. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Spain. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Netherlands

What should I know about Hiking Netherlands?

In spite of its small size, the Netherlands boasts an awful lot to see. Regardless of where you head in the country there are ample hiking opportunities to be had.

Veluwezoom National Park in Rheden, along the German border, offers plentiful hiking opportunities over ancient terminal push moraines as well as some views form the country’s highest point (110 meters above sea level, it’s not called a Low Country for nothing).

Similarly, Duinen van Texel National Park in Texel, at the very northern tip of the country, provides amazing seaside walks and some of the most impressive dunes in the country. As is the case will all Dutch national parks there are also plenty of opportunities to learn more about the landscape and, of course, rent a bicycle as well.

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen in Oisterwijk; Landgoed Clingendael near the Hague; Klimduin in Schoorl; and De Blauwe Kamer in Wageningen are all excellent places to head out on a hike too if you get the chance.

Why should I choose Netherlands for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

The main reason to head out on a hike anywhere is the ample and amazing scenery. That is especially true in the Netherlands. The countryside is spectacular and while it does not boast epic mountains, it does have beautiful rolling hills, lovely riverside walks and fantastic beaches to explore. You could been head out and dsee all of these in just a few days. The perks of going out and exploring in such a small country. Towns too are idyllic and provide their own unique charm.

Amazing Amsterdam

Since you are most likely to arrive in the Netherlands via a flight through Amsterdam, take a day or two to explore one of Europe’s most visited cities. Filled with museums, canals and plenty of food and drink, it’s not hard to fill a few days with plenty of different activities. Head to the Helen Keller museum for an enthralling look at history or stroll by the canals before settling into a brassiere for lunch. There’s plenty more to do too.

Come for the culture

Hiking is a great way to explore the Netherland’s unique and interesting culture. Heading out for a stroll through the countryside will bring you to small hamlets throughout the country. Take some time to see the architecture, some of which is unchanged from many years previous. Visit various museums and speak with the friendly Dutch people. Not only will you leave with plenty of amazing photographs, but a real sense of what it is like to live and have lived here.

What can I expect from the weather in Netherlands?

Due to the Netherland’s mostly maritime climate, the country experiences mild and humid summers. Average temperatures during the summer range from 20 °C to 25 °C. These usually decrease a bit in the spring and autumn. Rain is not rare in the Netherlands and spread pretty evenly across the seasons.

How can I get to Netherlands?

The best way to get to the Netherlands is by flying in Amsterdam Airport (AMS). From here, the rest of the country can be quickly and easily reached by bus, rail or rental car.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Netherlands?

Dutch, English

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What’s the high season for Hiking in Netherlands?

May to October

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