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Best trails in Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

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Looking for a great trail in Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, North Holland? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen ranging from 3.3 to 13.9 miles and from -6 to 68 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen Loop
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen is a beautiful dune area near Zandvoort. The area is used for the extraction of drinking water for Amsterdam, where it gets its name. Only walking is allowed in the area to maintain the peace of nature. With a million visitors a year, the Waterleidingduinen are one of the most visited sights in the Netherlands. The area is designed to let the animals live as naturally as possible, therefore cyclists and dogs are not allowed in the dunes.Show more
#2 - Zandvoort and Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
Beautiful trail from Zandvoort, on the beach and to the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. At the end of the route you have the option to return and walk back on the same path or take the bus back to Zandvoort from there. The region is full of birds and wildlife. You have a good chance of seeing deer and even foxes up close in this area.Show more
#3 - Zandvoort Beach and Dunes
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
This trail takes you from Zandvoort through the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, over the beach of Zandvoort back into the town. A wonderful loop trail for those who want to get a breath of fresh air at the Dutch beach and in the dunes.Show more
#4 - Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen - Middenmeer - Strandweg
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
The name says it all: drinking water is extracted in the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. But it is also one of the few nature reserves where you can roam. Down the paths, into the groves! You will find an inner dune edge with jagged oak, crackling softwood, expansive open dune decorated with hawthorn, rabbits, flower fields and water features full of ducks and other scum. The dunes also contain 500 roe deer and 1,000 fallow deer. You can find them everywhere especially early in the morning and at dusk. A beautiful walking area, which is also very useful. Because up to 200,000,000 liters of water are extracted here daily; a million people in Amsterdam drink from it. Once the drinking water could still be scooped out of the canals. However, Cholera emerged and from the sixteenth century onwards water had to be taken from the Vecht by ship. An enlightened spirit came up to extract groundwater in the dunes and in 1853 the water pipeline was ready. The walk comes from the book Waterrijk Nederland. At the entrance is a catering facility and a bus stop of line 80 of Connexion. You need a ticket to enter the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. It costs €1.50. For selling points or buying a ticket online: https://awd.waternet.nl/bezoek/toegangskaarten/Show more
#5 - Vogelenzang - IJmuiden
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
A varied trail with beautiful nature reserves and a lot of beach. You start in Vogelenzang, here is the entrance to the Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen nature reserve. Buy an admission ticket here. Once we arrive at the coast you come to Zandvoort. It used to be a fishing town, now it is one of the most important seaside resorts in the Netherlands. Everyone here works in the tourism industry. Already in the 19th century, a Dr. Mezger said that sea bathing was good for you and people came from far and wide to be able to experience that in Zandvoort. From Zandvoort, the route follows the beach to Paviljoen Parnassia, which lies on the edge of a beautiful nature area. From here you follow the paths parallel to the foredune to the IJmuiderslag. In the meantime you can smell the industrial gases escaping at Corus (Hoogovens) when there is a north wind, while we see the ships entering and leaving the North Sea Canal. Even south of IJmuiden, you can stroll through the dunes for a long time and walk along green paths along ugly neighborhoods to the largest lock complex in the Netherlands at the North Sea Canal. Velsen is a very old settlement. People already lived here in the Stone Age, while the Romans also wandered around at the very tip of their empire. Tickets for the Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen can also be purchased online via https://awd.waternet.nl/bezoek/taccessskaarten/Show more
#6 - Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen Oranje Route
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This trail through the unique Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen largely runs over wooden bridges between the Oranjekom and the canal Noordoosterkanaal. You are very likely to encounter deer in these rolling areas. You have the possibility to extend the trail and visit the Museumbunker, a bunker which was used to hide stolen art during Second World War, and the Vliegermonument (Flyers' Monument), a monument in remembrance of the allied plane that crashed in this spot, killing the six people in it. You need an entrance ticket for the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. A day ticket costs € 1.50. For points of sale or purchase online, see https://awd.waternet.nl/bezoek/taccessskaarten/Show more
#7 - Strand Zandvoort via Strandweg
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Circular walk through the water pipeline dunes starting point bird song at forest hut panneland furthest point the beach of zandvoord.Show more
#8 - Wandelcircuit via ingang Panneland
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#9 - Panneland en De Zilk
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
#10 - Duizendmeterweg via ingang Panneland
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
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