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hiking routes Zeeland

In 2014 I wrote ten new hiking routes for Zeeland (in Dutch). Between them, they cover a large part of my home province (from Renesse to Nieuwvliet). The focus  on lesser known areas of Zeeland make clear why you should definitely go there and go for a lovely walk.

Hobby/work
I hike a lot in my spare time and it is just great that this can serve as an inspiration for my work. Part of the routes was already determined by my client (VVV Zeeland, the tourist board of Zeeland) but for some routes my input was required. That is why there is a route covering Goudplaat on Noord-Beveland, for instance. The routes are available in the VVV route shop (in Dutch).

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