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Quite new here and already very excited! I am living in the North of Rotterdam. I am quite lucky with the Kralingse Bos close to my place and have already found some wonderful herbs and mushrooms to forage.
This is what I found out about the netherlands. It was on the wild-kamperen.nl page.
Officially it is forbidden, although fines are rarely used and foraging is tolerated under the following conditions:
1. Only picking for own use
2. Pick with respect for nature
3. Leave something behind for others
4. Follow the rules of the area
5. Never disturb the environment
6. Transport in a way that nothing gets spilled
7. Leave no traces
Municipality of Rotterdam: It is allowed if foraged with care, with the certainty of knowing what you pick and only for personal usage, not for commercial.
Besides that, always ask permission of the landowner.
So far I have met a few foragers in the city. It is nice to see others forage in the same areas I do and to get in exchange with them.
If anyone of you ever passes by in Rotterdam, I am happy to show you some places that I have discovered already 🙂