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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…

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    Mudflat hiking: must-do or nightmare from the past?

    When translating this article from Dutch into English, I realized there is no English word for the activity I’m going to tell you about, or at least, not by my knowledge. So the best I can do is “mudflat hiking” …   For most Dutch people it’s known that mudflat hiking is about: when there’s a low tide you walk and wade on on the watershed of the mudflats or a sandbar. Especially walking to one of the Dutch Wadden Islands is a very populair activity.   In May I was asked to go mudflat hiking in the northern part of The Netherlands, which is the one place in our…

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

    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…