The Westerbork path: Walking from Nijkerk to Ermelo via Putten

Last Saturday I walked a part of the Westerbork path in Holland with a couple of friends. Westerbork is the name of a Transit Camp in the Netherlands from where Jews were transported to Germany in World War II. The path totals 342 km and follows the railway line from Amsterdam to Camp Westerbork. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.

Last time I followed the route Weesp – Muiden – Muidenberg – Naardermeer – Bussum with them. This time the path took us from Nijkerk to Ermelo via Putten.

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Railway Station Nijkerk

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Cyndi Lauper: ‘Girls just want to have fun’

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If you look hard enough you will always find something to take a picture of…

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In this case a bench donated by the municipality of Nijkerk to remember the electrification of the rail track between Amersfoort and Zwolle

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A local artist exhibiting her work in Nijkerk

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A memorial stone for Jewish victims in WW II in Nijkerk

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A proud hobby farmer

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For location spotters: a potential horror movie location

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Close encounters…

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As Paul Simon sings: ‘ Everything looks better in black & white’

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Some people claimed the name of their website early: http://www.electricfence.nl

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It ain’t much if it ain’t Dutch: Poffertjes! (Small thick pancakes)

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Commemoration Stone of the 659 innocent men that were send to concentration camps by the Germans during WWII

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Railway Station Putten

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Vanenburg – Former HQ Baan Software

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Heath

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Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in RAW, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.


Walking the Westerbork path

Last Saturday I walked a part of the Westerbork path in Holland with a couple of friends. Westerbork is the name of a Transit Camp in the Netherlands from where Jews were transported to Germany in World War II. The path totals 342 km and follows the railway line from Amsterdam to Camp Westerbork. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.

We followed the route Weesp – Muiden – Muidenberg – Naardermeer – Bussum.

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Weesp

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Weesp

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A great start of the walk with a wonderful cappucino

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Description of the path

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Waitresses in a local (real) coffeeshop in Weesp

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Weesp

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Farm

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Willow

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Fully fuctional bench

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Memphis inspired?

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Rowing

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Industrial society and its consequences

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Bridge

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Lock in Muiden

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Muiderslot Castle

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Muiderslot Castle

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Muiderslot Castle

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Pampus – An island were ships lay in wait until the tide allowed them to sail into Amsterdam

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These shoes are made for walking

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Jewish Cemetry Muiderberg

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Independent Republic Hakkelaarsbrug

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Naardermeer

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Naardermeer

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Naardermeer

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Naardermeer

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Railway Station Bussum – Designed by the famous Dutch architect Dudok


Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 17 1.8 mm lens. Recorded in RAW, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.