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Pelgrimspad/Via Mosana



Does anybody have any information regarding accommodation and costs on the Pelgrimspad, Amsterdam to Maastricht or the Via Mosana, Maastricht to Namur?

Are there guides to these two routes in English?

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I walked the Via Mosana from Aix-la-Chapelle to Lieges/Namur and on to Reims in 2006. Accomodation in Belgium is very scarce. There are no pilgrim hostels but some private accomodations for pilgrims as well as hotels and B&Bs in the towns along the way. Public transport is very good, though, so I walked part of the way in Belgium staying in Lieges and Namur for several days in the youth hostel and using buses and trains to get to the start and finish points of the individual walking days. The waymarked path goes through beautiful countryside but is quite strenuous - it was built and waymarked by the Belgian Section of the Alpine Society, so I walked along the river Meuse through the valley instead.


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There are no guides in English of the 'Pelgrimspad' from Amsterdam to Maastricht.
The guides are like the GR-guides in France with topographic maps for the total route, so it is possible to walk only on these maps. There are no pilgrim hotels but enough private accommodation.
For more details on this route be free to ask.

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http://www.wandelnet.nl/default_en.asp - http://www.wandelnet.nl
publisher Stichting Wandelplatform-LAW
http://www.wandelnet.nl/contact.asp - contact - slaw@wandelnet.nl
http://www.wandelnet.nl/routes/laws.asp?type=1&route=17 - Pelgrimspad 1 Amsterdam - 's-Hertogenbosch
http://www.wandelnet.nl/routes/laws.asp ... &route=166 - Pelgrimspad 2 's-Hertogenbosch - Maastricht (Visé - Belgium)
http://www.wandelnet.nl/nieuws/default.asp#239 - 2008 reprint Pelgrimspad 2 with lists of (mail & phone) addresses of tourist offices (vvv), public transport, B&B, pensions, campings, (small) hotels, etcetera, etcetera. Beautiful detailed Dutch ordnance survey maps 1:25.000 and international white-and-red waymarking. A lot of pilgrim's information in Dutch. This is a really wonderful pilgrim's path connected at Visé to the Chemins de Saint-Jacques through Belgium and France; you'll be surprised!

(for a little bit of history: pilgrim-introductions/topic3587.html )

For connecting Chemins de Saint-Jacques:
http://www.groteroutepaden.be (Belgium)
http://www.grsentiers.org - Les Sentiers de GR (Wallonië)
http://www.ffrp.asso.fr (France)
http://www.era-ewv-ferp.org (Europe)


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Last summer, 2008, I walked from Amsterdam to Fisterra on the Camino. I used the Pelgimspad books and the Via Mosana, then the GR 654 to Vezelay, then used the official guide to the Pyrenees where I linked to the Camino Primitivo to the end. It took me 85 days

I couldn't find the guides for the Netherlands in English, but the topo maps are good and you won't get lost, as the terrain is flat and the marking is for the most part adequate. The Via Mosana guide is excellent.

As far as accomodation, I carried only 1 days food at a time, and for the Netherlands I camped in my tarp the entire time except for 1 night in a hostel. I took me about a week and a half to walk the Pelgrimspad Vol 1 and 2. There are no pilgrim refuges in the Netherlands that I found, but there are gites but they are about 15-30 Euros. There are lots of campgrounds if you have a tent, and those are cheap, or you can just sleep in the countryside. If you have any questions or if you want to see pictures from my trip please reply! Good luck
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More links Dutch Pelgrimspad and Belgian Via Mosana

more on the Via Mosana later
More links to the Dutch Pelgrimspad and the connecting Belgian Via Mosana

Our national pilgrim's association (Het Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob, located at Het Huis van Sint Jacob, Janskerkhof 28a, 3512 BN Utrecht, the Netherlands) asked me to give you their links to
http://www.santiago.nl - homepage
http://webwinkel.santiago.nl - web shop *
http://www.santiago.nl/nedadres.php - list of refugio's &cetera along Pelgrimspad 2 in Dutch Brabant and Limburg.

* under Gidsen Nederland more information on a handful of Dutch pilgrim's paths such as
Pelgrimspad 1 and Pelgrimspad 2 published by our national long distance walking platform Stichting (foundation) Wandelplatform LAW at Amersfoort in our province of Utrecht. See their routes on Google Maps on http://www.wandelnet.nl and/or
Amsterdam - 's-Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch/Bois-le-Duc)
's-Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch/Bois-le-Duc) - Visé (Belgium)

* under Gidsen België more information on the French Via Mosana - St. Jacobsroute België by Les Amis de Saint Jacques de Compostelle and the Dutch Via Mosana by Henk van Gaal.

In case you need some translation don't hesitate to ask!
Goede reis & Bon voyage!

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