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!

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An Paridaen

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! 

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May 28 – June 10, 2021 Camino Portugués from Porto to Santiago de Compostelle

14 days / 11 stages

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

September 4 – 18, 2021 Via Podiensis from Le Puy to 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!