While walking or cycling, you get an impression of the geological developments that contributed to the creation of the current landscape. Be inspired to view the landscape through a different lens.

Dutch ‘lappenvelden’

Cycling route ‘Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Kromme Rijn’

This excursion is part of a series of geological walking and cycling routes of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands (GDN). Through these routes, GDN aims to introduce you to the Dutch subsurface and its influence on the present-day landscape in an accessible way.

Sculpture ‘Granite on bluestone’ by Adri Verhoeven.

Walking route ‘Looking at bluestone’

The many fossilised remains of organisms in the blue-grey coloured hard stone can easily be seen with the naked eye.

Image of the old mill house of the Leeuwenmolen (‘Lions’ Mill’) and the millrace of the Jeker branch, both part of the Natural Stone Walking Route Maastricht.

Walking route ‘Natural Stones of Maastricht’

In the city centre of Maastricht, all kinds of natural stones have been used extensively, both for building facades and ornamental paving.

Nonnenbrug (‘Nuns’ Bridge’) with the Academy Building in Leiden

Walking route ‘Natural Stones of Leiden’

Leiden has many buildings made with natural stone elements. These are not only old, monumental buildings, but also modern ones.

Dom Tower in Utrecht

Rocks around the Clock Utrecht

A city walk through 2,000 years of Utrecht’s history building with natural stone.