Planet Trails in the Netherlands

  • Pins planetenpad, Wouwse Plantage, NL
    The Pins Planet Path takes you past the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system. You walk this planet path on existing forest paths. From the sun you walk to Pluto. The hiking trail starts at Natuurpoort Wouwse Plantage. There are enough parking spaces here. You will find the entrance on the Plantagebaan between house numbers 225 and 227.There are information boards on the Pins Planetenpad with the properties of these planets. A separate internet page has been created for each information board with more information about the planet or celestial body in question. […]
  • Planet trail in Utrecht, NL
    The Planetenpad in Utrecht is a day trip through Utrecht and the surrounding area where you will encounter all the planets in our solar system. Of course not in actual size but 1,000,000,000 times smaller, so that you can travel the Planet Path on foot or by bicycle. The nice thing about the path is that you can sail about half of the path with a kayak. The route has been chosen in such a way that there is a lot to see along the way, special buildings, including the observatory and lots of nature along the Kromme Rijn and park Rhijnauwen and Amelisweerd. […]
  • Milky Way Path, Hooghalen Drenthe, NL
    This family path goes past the former camp Westerbork, the Hingsteveen and the radio observatory. This walk through the Heart of Drenthe is accessible with a wheelchair and walker. […]
  • Planet trail Noordikslaan Almelo, NL
    Do you already know the Planet Path? In the district of Het Rosarium, along the Noordikslaan, there are posts that show the distance to scale between the planets in our solar system. […]
  • Planet trail Nijverdal, NL
    This is an attractive walking route to go from the center of Nijverdal to the Observatory Hellendoorn or vice versa. Along the way are a number of informative tiles with the planets of the solar system but also comets, for example. With the app on the mobile phone, these objects can be viewed 3-dimensionally and all kinds of information about the object can be read. […]
  • Observatory Halley, Vinkel, NL
    Via the Planetenpad you cycle or walk from the sun to Pluto (or vice versa) along all planets. The Planetenpad is located between the Halley Observatory in Vinkel and De Maashorst Nature Center in Slabroek (near Nistelrode). It largely coincides with the cycle junction network of the VVV Noordoost-Brabant. […]
  • Observatory Saturnus, Heerhugowaard, NL
    Our planet path runs from our observatory to the Oostertocht. this path consists of 8 posts with information about the planets. The posts are mutually arranged in such a way that the distance between the posts indicates the distance between the planets to scale. Every step you take is actually 8 billion steps. If you have walked all the way, you are not yet at the end of our solar system, because from there you can still go to Pluto. Since Pluto is not a planet, but a dwarf planet, we have not included it in the path! […]
  • Planet trail geocaching Caitwijckerzand
    The total walk is 6 km long and runs through the forest and heathland of the Caitwijckerzand. The route is partly on paved cycle paths and some paths of loose sand. A stroller is difficult to get through, but it’s worth a try. The first part goes through a dog free run area. […]
  • Planet trail Christiaan Huygens, Papendrecht, NL
    The start and end of the walk is behind the building of the Natuur en Vogelwacht Alblasserwaard (NVWA, also club house CH) at Matenaweg 1 in Papendrecht. The route also partly runs along the Gasunie site. During opening hours, additional information about the planet walk can be obtained in the NVWA building. This forest walk is about 4 km. long and lead as much as possible on the existing hiking trails of the Alblasserbos. Information about our solar system has been placed in various forms along the paths. This forest is owned by the Forestry Commission. The walk starts at the Sun and goes through Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus to the 8th and outermost planet Neptune. The attentive reader will miss Pluto in this list. However, Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but a mini-planet. That’s because there are many of these dwarf planets orbiting the sun at the edges of our solar system, some of which are even larger than Pluto. […]
  • Brederoschool, Groningen, NL
    The universe inspires many, children and adults alike. Children from the upper classes have immersed themselves in the universe, the planets, the stars, the galaxy and our solar system. With this knowledge they, together with a designer, have created a Planetenpad in the Ina Boudierplantsoen. The Wijert neighborhood team responded enthusiastically and made money available. The planet path consists of 11 information panels in the shape of spaceships. The signs are at scale distance and run all the way to the end of the park. Each planet board has extensive information illustrated with beautiful photos and beautifully made with your own drawings. Each planet has its own panel. In addition to interesting information, there is a question on each panel. By holding your smartphone in front of the QR code you will find the answers to the questions! Under the answer you can find a lot more about the planet! […]
  • The Planet trail on the Greephorst in Doetinchem, NL
    Set your navigation to “Kalmoesveld Doetinchem” and once there you drive all the way to the end of the Kalmoesveld. There are some parking places there. There is a pedestrian bridge over the Wehlse brook. Cross it and follow the path for about 150 meters to the “Pipokar”. There is the beginning (and the end) of the Planet Path. Good luck with your walk. With thanks to Corona Borealis Observatory, Breulylaan 3, 6905 DZ Zevenaar,, BUHA (office enforcement gem. Doetinchem) and volunteers Nature Park De Greephorst. […]
  • Planet trail Zevenaar
    Around the nature pond “De Breuly” we find the Corona Borealis Observatory and adjacent the “Planetenpad Zevenaar”, now fully operational and available to everyone. You need a smartphone with a QR code scanner that can read the information about the Sun and the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The lyrics are provided with a matching YouTube video about the relevant celestial body that makes the whole thing complete. The films last 3 to 10 minutes and if you take the time you can learn even more about the relevant celestial body. The distances between the info signs are to scale, so you get an idea of ​​the actual distances between the planets in our solar system. […]