Walking, Hiking & Climbing
If you are looking for walking ('lopen') routes or a climbing park ('klimpark') in Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Leiden or surrounding areas, the resources listed here should be of help to you.
Recreation Area Midden-Delfland
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...
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.
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).
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
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)
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...
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.
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.
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.