Go off the beaten track: Hiking and spotting wildlife in the Dutch dunes

About this experience

  • Walking tour
  • 9:30 – 12:30 pm or 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Group size 1-3
  • €37.72 p.p.

Would you like to explore a magical place, a beautiful nature reserve which is only accessible on foot? There are many reasons why this location is so special, one of which is the large deer population living in these coastal dunes.

Experience description

The tour begins and ends at the Heemstede Aerdenhout Train Station, which is only 20 minutes from Amsterdam. I will show you around the Dutch coastal dunes and tell you about the unique natural process of (drinking) water purification in the Netherlands.

For whom?

  • Nature lovers
  • Learn about the unique water extraction process
  • Is interested in the Dutch eco-syste
  • Walking tour

This tour includes:

  • 100% chance to see deer in their natural habitat!
  • Relaxed and healthy atmosphere
  • Dedicated, experienced and friendly guide
  • Learn about the unique water extraction process
  • Awareness building sustainability

What you get

  • To see deer in their natural habitat
  • To enjoy and relax in a healthy environment
  • To gain knowledge of the drinking water (purification process)
  • A hike through the dunes


Heemstede Aerdenhout Train Station

Zandvoortselaan 153
2106 AM, Heemstede

About Hetty

As a fan of the outdoors, deer watching in the Dutch coastal dunes is an exciting experience. My passion is to understand the uniqueness and fragility of nature in order to protect her. During my Environmental Science studies in Amsterdam, it became clear to me that most of our outdoor leisure activities conflict with nature, so I decided to build awareness amongst people to enjoy nature in a sustainable way! I am a curious and energetic person, and have traveled and worked in West Africa, the Caribbean and the Netherlands. Born in the Netherlands with an Asian background, I have developed into an open-minded discovery enthusiast, who likes to work and interact with people from all over the world.

Book this experience

Book this experience directly or call +31 (0) 35 62 12 825 to personalize this experience.

Reviews of this experience

Carine Zaayman

What an absolutely wonderful experience to see the plantlife as well as the wildlife in a beautiful and varied setting, and a unique view of the Dutch landscape! Apart from seeing the beauty, it was interesting to learn about the dunes and their history, the climate and it’s challenges as well as the function of the dunes to purify water. All this was conveyed to us with charismatic enthusiasm by Hetty, and we could not ask for a more sensitive and engaged guide. Together, Sjoukje and Hetty were admirably ready to arrange the excursion, the memory of which we will treasure! Thank you to both!

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