Discover the unique peat landscape of De Vlietlanden

Hiking in Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 725575

Provided by: Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

4604 167
29.5 km
07:23 h
1679 kcal
2 m
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Description

Between Vlaardingen, Maasluis and Maasland you can enjoy a lovely walk along the Vlietlanden. The landscape here consists of unique, never reclaimed boezemland in an old low moor area. In the spring the meadows here are full of colorful flowers and you will also find all kinds of birds here.

Unique peatlands
At the start of this route you set course for Vlaardingen. Then you walk further to Schipluiden and Maasland. The area you walk through has never been reclaimed and that is quite unique in the Netherlands. The peat areas here are therefore higher than the surrounding polders. You will also find many wide canals that are often used for boating, a swamp forest and reed and hay meadows. In the spring the meadows turn into a sea of flowers full of purple, yellow and other flowers. A beautiful sight to see. You can enjoy this to the fullest while walking, but it is also very beautiful here outside of spring.

Special birds
You will find all year round all kinds of birds that are attracted to the water in this area. For example, about eighty pairs of blue herons live in the swamp forest. Do you fancy a break with a snack and a drink along the way? Then you can go to Vlietzicht and a little further you will find Bed & Breakfast Rechthuis van Zouteveen where you can spend the night.

on the water
Are you not tired of the Vlietlanden after your walk? Then consider a boat trip through this water-rich environment. For example, you can rent canoes in this area to view the landscape from the water. Enjoy the tranquility just a stone's throw from the busy city of Rotterdam.
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Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

The cycle routes of Natuurmonumenten on www.route.nl give you a special natural view of the Netherlands. You can completely relax in the small and large-scale nature reserves. Be sure to visit the visitor centers of Natuurmonumenten and be inspired.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats Oude Veiling (A, 3155 EN, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
46
46 (3155EG, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.24 km
68
68 (3155EL, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.27 km
46
46 (3155EG, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.31 km
63
63 (3155EM, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.76 km
57
57 (3155EM, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.30 km

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  • Midden-Delfland, South Holland
  • Vlaardingen, South Holland
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