Choose your starting point
The starting points are easily accessible by car and usually also by public transport. Parking is available and you will usually find good catering facilities nearby. At each starting point you will find an information board showing the nicest walking routes in the immediate vicinity. You can choose from an array of circular walks, with distances ranging from 2 to 12 km, all signposted in two directions with coloured arrows.
Prefer a longer walk?
Then a themed route is ideal.
Middelpolder Starting Point (tourist transfer point)
The Middelpolder is an area teeming with birds. There are many meadow birds such as lapwings, godwits, curlews, egrets and redshanks. In spring and summer you will nearly always see spoonbills and in
Nes aan de Amstel Starting Point (tourist transfer point)
Nes aan de Amstel is wedged between the Amstel river and the ring dike of the Bovenkerkerpolder. The polder is about five metres below sea level. The land drops down a few metres from the dike. In
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel Starting Point
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is located in the Amstelscheg, an open and green area between the built-up area of Amsterdam, and is perfect for walking and cycling. The land at the confluence of the Amstel
Overamstel Starting Point
The former Groot and Klein Duivendrechtsepolder is located in the Amstelscheg, an open area surrounded by buildings and roads, which has been deliberately kept open to provide residents with a green
Radarterrein (car park) Starting Point
In the southern part of the Amsterdamse Bos park, nature is allowed more freedom to grow and there is a deliberate choice for less land management. This creates an even richer biodiversity.
Science Park Station Starting Point
Since the beginning of this century, Amsterdam Science Park has been developed to provide the University of Amsterdam with the kind of space that is difficult to come by in the city centre. The site
Starting point 't Paradijs Hoofddorp
Shopping centre ’t Paradijs is located in the heart of the Overbos district, built in the 1980s, with its many courtyards. It is perhaps the most densely populated and built-up district of
Starting Point Aalsmeer Kolenhaven
Between 1915 and 1950, Aalsmeer was a junction on the Haarlemmermeer railway lines. From the terminus on the Stommeerweg you could take the train to Amsterdam, Haarlem and Alphen. The steam trains
Starting point Abbenes
Prior to the land reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer, Abbenes (wet headland of the abbot of Noordwijkerhout) was a sickle-shaped island. The contours are still recognizable. The Hoofdvaart canal cuts
Starting Point Amstelveen Brink
The Middenhoven and Waardhuizen districts are located in the heart of the Bovenkerkerpolder at about 5 metres below sea level (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum or NAP). This difference in height is