Walking, Hiking & Climbing
Walking ('lopen') routes, hiking clubs and climbing centers ('klimpark') in Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Leiden and surrounding areas of Zuid-Holland.
Walking & Hiking in Delft area
There are many easy to follow and well maintained walking and cycling routes in Delfland, the area between Delft, Maasland and Naaldwijk. You can download the maps from the Midden-Delfland in Beeld website.
Midden-Delfland Recreation Area
Nature reserve in the Delft - Westland area which offers an extensive network of walking and cycling routes. You can download a highly-detailed map from the website in PDF format for free. The website also covers several other local nature reserve areas i...
The Hague Walking Trails
Scenic walking trails of varying lengths are available in many of the larger parks in and around The Hague. Some of the routes can be downloaded in pdf form. Routes include Clingendael (2k/4k), Westduinpark (10k) and Voorhout district (5k).
Staatsbosbeheer Walking Routes
The Zuid-Holland park management organization offers information about walking and hiking routes in many of the region's nature and recreation areas, including Rottemeren, Midden-Holland, Midden-Delfland and Voorne-Putten-Rozenburg.
Fun Forest Rotterdam
Rotterdam climbing park in in the Kralingse Bos (forest). Heights vary from 4-15 meters and in difficulty. For adults and children (certain climbs have min. age). Open everyday during summer, limited days other times. Langepad 71, 3062CJ Rotterdam
Abseilen & Tokkelen
From beginning of May to end of September, you can abseil (or zipline) down to the ground from the viewing platform of the Euromast tower in Rotterdam. This abseil is unique in that there is nothing to repel off of. Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam
Boulderhal de Campus
Largest rock climbing center in the Netherlands is located in The Hague Escamp area. Training for beginners to more advanced climbers. Kids climbing courses too. Open everyday until 23:00 (except Sat -18:00). Kerketuinenweg 55, Den Haag
Climbing facility in Rottemeren recreation area offers a manmade rock 34.6 meters high (10.5 stories) which can be climbed on exterior or interior. Climbing routes run across friction plates, through cracks, perpendicular and overhanging walls. Hoeksekade...
Free smartphone app offers guided walks in English through Rotterdam with specific themes: nature (green spaces), real (city streets, hidden alleys), icons (buildings, statues), old and new (archaeological finds, trendy shopping), port city (harbour area)
Zoetermeer Walking Trails
Zoetermeer offers scenic walking trails in the Seghwaert district. One follows a water trail and the other a woods trail. The maps for these walking routes are available for download in PDF on the municipal website.
Haag Atletiek Association
Athletics association in The Hague Westduinpark area, with approximately 1,500 members. Offers training for track-and-field disciplines, cross country and road running for men, women and children at all levels. Laan van Poot 353E, Den Haag
Rust en Vreugd
Former estate which today is a 60-hectare park in Wassenaar which is open to the public (access from Houtlaan and de Menkenlaan) for walking, hiking or running.
Vlietland Recreation Area
Recreation area in The Hague - Leiden area offers walking paths and hiking trails around the parks lakes (approximate distance 7-8 km). 15 min. walk from Voorschoten train station. Rietpolderweg 1, 2266 BM Leidschendam
Walking routes are established throughout the Kinderdijk windmill park, located 16km east of Rotterdam. The walking trails extend beyong the Kinderdijk park into the Alblasserwaard countryside and along the Noord and Lek rivers. 9-12 km.