The Other Holland is splendid: rolling hills and a varied landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see, with a diversity of woodlands, heathlands, shifting sands, dikes and rivers. It’s a place to find peace and tranquillity, but somewhere you can also learn more about the area’s unique cultural heritage. In other words, it’s a walker’s paradise.
Walking is fun, but roaming is more exciting! Stroll along winding cattle paths, often right next to the river, clamber over dikes and tree trunks and encounter Galloway cattle and Konik horses.
There are numerous marked roaming routes along the banks of the Waal, Meuse and IJssel rivers. The routes range from 4 to around 10 kilometres and are clearly signposted. Please note: walk at your own risk, do not feed or disturb the animals, and dogs must be kept on a lead.
Walking through fields, country estates, along streams and across farms Klompenpaden (‘clog paths’) are cultural/historical rights of way across private property such as country estates and farmland. Clog paths follow historical, off-road routes as much as possible. A klompenpad walk is varied and can sometimes even be a little ‘adventurous’, requiring you to climb over stiles, cross wobbly bridges or walk through a field of cows.
Please note: No dogs allowed in order to avoid worrying the wild animals. Furthermore, the narrow unpaved paths are unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.