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    micro adventure,  Netherlands

    Hoge Veluwe National Park – all you need to know!

    As I previously wrote on the blog, I’ve been out on some pretty cool micro-adventures recently. The first ones happened in my own back yard, which is Hoge Veluwe National Park. This is the most famous national park in The Netherlands and located near the city of Arnhem, my hometown. Since I came back from New Zealand I moved into a small cabin in the woods north of the city and the entrance to the national park is only a 30 minute walk away. And so I figured that telling you about this national park would be the best start to kick off my micro adventure series.   About Hoge…

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    Ziplining from The Euromast in Rotterdam

    Adventure in The Netherlands: ziplining from The Euromast It’s a gloomy Sunday in May when I wake up. As I look outside the window, I’m once again sad that the weather isn’t very appealing. However, soon after I realize it’s going to be an exciting day for me, I’m going ziplining from The Euromast (‘Eurotower’). I signed up for it on a whim, just because it sounded like a lot of fun. We’ll see if that it actually really true.   Later that morning it’s still raining. As I have to drive from Arnhem, which is about an hour and a half by car, I call the company to check…

  • Belgium,  Canada,  England,  Finland,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand

    The best destinations for newbie hikers

    So … you wanna be a hiking trail tiger? You want to go hiking but usually don’t go further than a Sunday stroll through the park? And want to see if hiking is something you would like to do with a pack on your back? Unless you want to be the next Cheryl Strayed, I would definitely recommend to prepare well for setting off on your first big hiking adventure. Sure, you can probably reach 4.200 meters on the Inca Trail or do river crossings in Iceland without practise, but if you will enjoy it, is questionable. When we started planning our multi-day treks, we made sure to hike a…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Netherlands

    Mountainous Monday: Vaalserberg – Holland’s Highest!

    As found on Wikipedia: “There is no universally accepted definition of a mountain. Elevation, volume, relief, steepness, spacing and continuity have been used as criteria for defining a mountain. In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.” When figuring out what our next Mountainous Monday should be about, the best idea seemed our own highest mountain. However, since it’s only 322,7 meters above sealevel (yes, do note the ,7 … a very important 70 centimeters for the Dutch!) we weren’t sure…