On a very warm and sunny day, my sister and I decided to visit one of the most beautiful forests of The Netherlands: The Veluwe. The National Park of this forest-rich ridge of hills is situated in the province of Gelderland and features several different landscapes. Heath, woodland and sand drifts, they are all present. The best way to explore all the amazing things this region has to offer is a very “Dutch” one, namely by bike! The well-known white bicycles are very convenient and scattered throughout the whole park.
After we picked up a map and chose our race-monsters for that day, we were ready to go. In a short period of time, we cycled trough different landscapes which was such a great experience. At one moment, it even felt like I was in a different country (I often feel like a tourist in Holland haha). We had a small picnic close to a lake for lunch and cycled for a bit after our break. I read on beforehand that it was possible to spot deers and foxes, but we decided to save it for next time since temperatures reached above 30C that afternoon (…cycling became too hot to handle). All in all, we had a wonderful time and I’m eager to visit this place again one day.
Lots of love,
“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness” – John Muir