The Netherlands
Microadventure in the Veluwe

Stroll through the Veluwe, the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands, for 24 hours. Wander through beautiful forests and vast moors and meet deer and pigs. Make a simple bivouac along an open field and share experiences under the starry sky. A unique experience in Dutch nature.

Have you always wanted to roam through Dutch nature? Far from the Dutch beaten track we find our own way across the southern part of the Veluwe National Park. You will go on a discovery tour with a small group of no more than six people.  

Encounter wild boars and red deer and maybe even a hunting fox. The twittering of birds will accompany us all day long. At the end of the afternoon we make a simple bivouac along the edge of an open plain.   

We prepare a nutritious supper on a woodstove and, under the stars, we share our experiences and the privilege of enjoying nature in this way. When night has long fallen, we crawl into our warm sleeping bags. 

 

Experience Dutch nature like never before

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1 | Reception and walk through nature. We gather around noon near Ede, on the edge of the Veluwe. After packing our backpacks, we walk straight into the forest where we will not see many people. We enjoy lunch in a quiet place.

We stroll through vast fields and through dense forests. At the end of the afternoon we prepare our bivouac and prepare dinner on a traditional woodstove. When we are tired of staring at the stars, we crawl into our sleeping bag. 

Day 2 | Enjoying outdoor activities. After breakfast we pack all our stuff back into the backpacks and walk back into the field. Nature around us is still fresh, so early in the morning. And after a few hours of wandering we are back at the starting point around noon. With a head full of memories, we return home. 


TRIP DETAILS

  • Days: 2 days 1 night 
  • Date for 2020 is: 4 & 5 September (2 places left)
  • Accommodation: Bivouac 
  • Guide: an experienced guide from our partner 360Explore 
  • How to get there: The day of the journey at 12:00 we collect at Restaurant Planken Wambuis. Verlengde Arnhemseweg 146, 6718 SM Ede (let us know if you come by public transport, we will try to pick you up at Ede - Wageningen station). Ede Wageningen Station is reachable by train from Amsterdam (1h aprox.) 
  • Languages: English and Dutch 

PRICE

€190 per person 

The price includes: Donation of €250 per travel group to NatuurMonumenten.  A 360º nature guide: herbalists, biologists and / or wilderness guide, Wilderness First Responder. Unique opportunity to stroll across the Veluwe and sleep in the forest. One night in a bivouac. All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2. All drinks during the whole weekend: tea, coffee. Use Woodstoves. First aid kit. Complete climate compensation of your trip via Trees for All.  

The price does not include: Transport to and from the starting point to your house or hotel. Personal expenses on drinks, phone calls, and other meals or snacks. Travel insurance and possibly cancellation insurance. Natuurmonumenten membership. 

What to bring: Comfortable clothes to walk, walking shoes, backpack of aprox 30L, head-lamp, sleeping mat and light sleeping bag. Raincoat and warmer clothes for the evening. Toiletries, own medication and personal objects. Optional to bring a camera, or binoculars. 


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Our partner 360Explore does climate compensation of your trip via Trees for All. 

This trip is carried out in collaboration with NatuurMonumenten and donates 250 Euros per group to them. 

We work with small groups as to not cause a detrimental impact on nature. All our guides know their way in nature and how to approach wildlife with the uttermost respect and consciousness. Supporting The European Safari Company always means supporting small entrepeneurs who give back to nature. 

CONTACT OUR SAFARI EXPERT


Aukje Van Gerven