About us

We are An (Ann) Paridaen and Gerard Beltman. We live in the Netherlands. We organize intimate retreats, hikes and pilgrimages in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. You could say: hiking with a spiritual aspect.

The Dutch name ‘Wandel naar Jezelf’ means something like “Wander into Yourself”, get to know yourself through hiking. We offer a respectful and safe space where people can relax mentally as they enjoy being physically active outdoors. We think having fun is important too!

Ann is life coach and yoga- and meditation teacher. Gerard is also life-coach. We are a support for you, whatever is present in your life and what you are up to. We speak Dutch, English, French and German.

For our pelgrimages, see below. Brochures in English are available for download.

For our retreats and hikes in the Netherlands, see the Dutch pages.

Feel free to contact us for information in another language! 

gerard met zee achtergrond

June 12 – June 25, 2020 Camino Portugues Porto – Santiago de Compostela

14 days / 11 stages

This pilgrimage starts in beautiful Porto and we follow the old Camino Central through the hills and little villages of northern Portugal. This camino is less busy than the Camino Frances. You will find details in the brochure.

September 6 – 19, 2020 Le Puy – Conques

13 days / 12 stages through the ‘Massif Central’ in the south of France

This pilgrimage is along the French side of the Camino de Santiago trail. This camino is considered the most beautiful one in France. You will find details in the brochure.

Please contact us for more information and reservations info@wandelnaarjezelf.nl

Looking forward to welcome you on one of our retreats, hikes or pilgrimages!