• Waddenzee Werelderfgoed

    Running aground on the Wadden Sea

    Did you know that the Dutch Wadden Sea is on the UNESCO World Heritage List? The landscape here is formed by wind and water and is full of life. Every year, millions of migratory birds make a stopover in the Wadden region on their journey to warmer or colder places. Countless bird species, seals, porpoises and many other animal species live in the Wadden area. The most special way to explore the Wadden Sea is during a running aground and mudflat walking excursion. In this article I’ll tell you all about it! Before you continue reading, check out the short video I made:     Arrival in Harlingen It is…

  • Nationaal Park Oosterschelde

    Oosterschelde National Park: picking seaweed and whalewatching

    Did you know we have no less than 21 national parks in The Netherlands? Our country is filled with them and each of them has its own unique features. Over the next couple of months I’ll visit 5 of them and will show you the beauty and variety of Dutch nature. I hope it’ll inspire you to explore our country beyond the well known places and have some truly amazing micro adventures. My first trip took me to Oosterschelde National Park in Zeeland, which is located in the southwest of The Netherlands.   Also read: Van Gogh National Park in the Netherlands – our newest national park!     About…

  • things to do in medemblik the netherlands

    Things to do in Medemblik, The Netherlands

    Things to do in Medemblik, The Netherlands Last September I was invited with some fellow outdoor bloggers to explore Medemblik. This is a small city north of Amsterdam and even though I had heard the name before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I went and was pleasantly surprised about things to see and do in Medemblik and decided to write this full Medemblik travel guide for you. Enjoy!   Medemblik is the oldest city in West-Friesland, a region in the Noord-Holland province, north of Amsterdam. The city has less than 10.000 inhabitants and is located on the shores of the IJsselmeer. Tourists generally visit for the numerous water…

  • wildlife in hoge veluwe national park
    micro adventure,  Netherlands

    Wildlife in Hoge Veluwe National Park

    Watching wildlife in Hoge Veluwe National Park Ever since I live nearby Hoge Veluwe National Park, I head over as often as I can. Sometimes to just walk for a few hours, sometimes in the search of wildlife. I occasionally get the question what the best spots are for watching wildlife in Hoge Veluwe National Park. In this blog I’m sharing the best spots for wildlife viewing in the park and also a short movie that I made with my iPhone, while driving through the park on a quiet evening.   Where to find wildlife in Hoge Veluwe National Park Basically, you can run into wildlife anywhere in the park.…