16 1 Day Treks to Explore in Netherlands

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Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

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1 Day Treks to Explore in Netherlands


The Archemerberg is a hill in the Overijssel municipality of Ommen near the hamlet of Archem . The Archemerberg is part of a moraine that was created during the penultimate ice age. The peak of Archemerberg is 77.9 metres above sea level. And because the hill is surrounded by flat country, it looks like an actual mountain.

Beginpunt N70 Natuurwandelroute

The Nature Walk N70 is a walking route in the towns of Beek , Ubbergen and Berg en Dal near Nijmegen. The abbreviation N70 refers to the Nature Conservation Year 1970 established by the European Council , as a result of which this route was plotted. The traditional starting point is in the middle, at hotel 't Spijker. But you can also start at other points along the route.


Duivelsberg is a hill and nature reserve in the municipality of Berg en Dal in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It covers around 125 hectares and is mainly covered with deciduous trees, especially with the sweet chestnut. It is managed by Staatsbosbeheer.The hilly forests are the main atraction, as the forest is quit old many birds breed here.


The Havelterberg is a hill with heather on the Holtingerveld northwest of Havelte. It is part of the arc -shaped moraine complex of Steenwijk, on which the Woldberg is also located. This moraine complex was created during the penultimate ice age , the Saalian.

Hellendoornse Berg

The Hellendoornse Berg is a 40 meter high hill in the Twents - Salland municipality of Hellendoorn in the Dutch province of Overijssel . The hill is named after the village of Hellendoorn, which is located just east of the top of the hill. Further west is Luttenberg. The hill is separated by the N35 from, among other things, the Haarlerberg and the Koningsbelt , located in the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park.


The Kuiperberg is a 71 meter high hill in the Twente municipality of Dinkelland in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The top of the Kuiperberg is just west of Ootmarsum. The Kuiperberg is part of the moraine stretching from Ootmarsum to Uelsen in Germany.

Landgoed Eyckenstein

Eyckenstein is an estate with a country house just east of Maartensdijk along the Dorpsweg. Around the house is 182 hectares of contiguous land. Including farms located elsewhere, the total area of ​​the estate is 394 hectares. It is located on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The mansion is privately inhabited. The history of the estate begins in the early 17th century. At that time it was a manor farm.


The Mergelland route is a tourist route mapped out by the ANWB and runs through one of the hilliest parts of the Netherlands , namely South Limburg. The Mergelland route is a popular and often driven route for holidaymakers through the Limburg Heuvelland with a length of 110 kilometers by car and motorcycle or 127 kilometers by bicycle.

Mount Saint Peter

Mount Saint Peter, is the northern part of a plateau running north to south between the valleys of the river Geer to the west, and the Meuse to the east. The plateau runs from Maastricht in the Netherlands, through Riemst in Belgian Limburg almost to the city of Liège in Belgium, thus defining the topography of this border area between Flanders, Wallonia and the Netherlands.


The Noetselerberg is a 59.5 meter high hill in the municipality of Hellendoorn in the Dutch province of Overijssel . The hill is part of the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. In the north the ridge changes into the Nijverdalse Berg , in the southwest into the Haarlerberg . Between the Noetselerberg and the Haarlerberg lies a meltwater valley.


The Noordlaarderbos is a kind of fairytale forest with a rich past. For example, you will find burial mounds here. The old burial mounds in the Noordlaarderbos date back to far before the Middle Ages. They are at least 2500 years old. They have lost their original shape due to burrowing humans and animals.The forest is especially popular with holidaymakers for walking on weekends. Natuurmonumenten has set out several walking routes through the forest.


The Panbos is a nature reserve on the north side of the Amersfoortseweg N237 west of Bosch en Duin on the edge of De Bilt . The Panbos, together with the Beerschoten and Houdringe estates, form a continuous green area with an area of ​​approximately 378 hectares, isolated from the Utrecht Hill Ridge. The Panbos is located in the middle of a number of urban areas, consisting of De Bilt, Bosch and Duin en Zeist. On the north side it borders the golf course 'de Pan'.

Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg

Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg is a nature reserve in the province of Utrecht on the largest part of the former Soesterberg Air Base . The area has been owned by Het Utrechts Landschap since December 2017 and has been managed by them since June 2009. The area is 500 hectares and has a high biodiversity, with rare vegetation such as flowery and hectic grasslands and oak strubben forest. A good trekking destination and also there are so many to explore.


The Struinpad is a new and special long-distance hiking trail. You are not following a marker or directions. You are literally looking for your own route, with the river as a guideline. But also figuratively, because while strolling you reflect on your everyday life.


The Tankenberg is a mountain in the Dutch municipality of Oldenzaal . It is 81.8 meters high, making it the highest mountain in the province of Overijssel . It is part of an ice margin. There has been a chapel on the mountain since 1955. The Tankenberg can be climbed by bike from several sides. The Siemertweg is the longest and steepest ascent.


Woldberg is a striking hill in the flat Steenwijkerland just north of Steenwijk . The hill is largely wooded. Together with De Eese , the De Woldberg forest area is part of the Steenwijkerwold management unit of Staatsbosbeheer.There are also two fens in the forest area. In the past peat was extracted here. Plants such as Waterdrieblad grow here.The hill is clearly visible at the Steenwijk-Noord exit of the A32 , where you drive right along the hill.

Map of 1 Day Treks to explore in Netherlands