Activities in Drenthe

The province of Drenthe is known as a beautiful green and safe region! The tourists enjoy the ultimate and the inhabitants live there very pleasantly. Whether you want to sniff culture or just enjoy nature, there is a lot to do in Drenthe!

There is also plenty to see and experience for children and the little ones. Read more about the best activities and to do’s in Drenthe and the largest town in the province: Emmen. There is absolutely no getting bored!

The best activities in Drenthe

A weekend or week away in Drenthe is a pleasure for young and old. Whether you want to do something active or learn more about history. There is something for everyone in Drenthe for young and old! Read more about the best activities in Drenthe:

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For the nature lovers

As a nature lover you are completely at home in Drenthe. It is very green. Drenthe therefore also has 3 National Parks: the Drents-Friese Wold, the Dwingelderveld and the Drentsche Aa.

All parks can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Look for the ancient hunebeds that are abundant and look out for the shepherds who often walk around with flocks of sheep.

Are you a culinary enthusiast? There is also a lot to taste and experience in Drenthe in this area! There are several culinary cycling routes where you can relax after your cycling tour and enjoy one of the attractive restaurants.

Are you going to discover Drenthe with the children? There is more than enough to do for them too! The amusement parks in Drenthe are a true children’s paradise.From amusement park Drouwenerzand to the well-known Plopsa Indoor Coevorden. Sprookjeshof in Zuidlaren is also popular with the little ones. Are you visiting Drenthe during a warm Dutch summer day? Don’t forget to bring your swimwear, because you don’t have to search long to cool down.

There is a wide choice of swimming pools at various locations. Some recommendations are: Recreation park Ermerstrand in Erm, Baggelhuizerplas in Assen and Natuurbad de Zandpol.

Pay a visit to a sheepfold! Fun for young and old, and very educational to see how the shepherd and his dog work to train the sheep in the right direction. Some recommendations are: sheepfold Ruinen on the edge of National Park Dwingelderveld, sheepfold Weiteveen in the Bargerveen nature reserve and sheepfold Exloo.


The best activities in Emmen

The place Emmen is nicknamed: “the Butterfly City”. This is a reference to the former Emmen Zoo. Today this park has been succeeded by Wildlands Adventure Zoo for which the city is known.

Besides visiting this park, there is much more to do and see in and around Emmen. Read more about the best activities in Emmen. Wildlands Adventure Zoo is the successor of the Emmen Zoo. In this zoo you can spot rhinos and giraffes at a minimum distance and take a trip across the savannah on a truck safari. Of course there is much more to see and do here.

Don’t miss a visit during your stay in Emmen! If you would like to learn more about prehistoric Drenthe, then visit the Hunebedcentrum of Borger. In this museum you go back in time to more than 5000 years ago. Impressive and an absolute must for history buffs.

The beautiful and famous gardens in Dedemsvaart are the life’s work of Mien Ruys. She was one of the landscape architects of the last century. There are countless reasons why her gardens are so different from other open gardens: among others the richly flowering borders of perennials. A visit for a beautiful walk is absolutely worth it.

When visiting Museumspoorlijn STAR, the longest museum railway in the Netherlands, you make a special journey through time. Settle into the driver’s seat and learn all about this in-depth display of the railroad’s fascinating history. In the heart of Emmen, in the old zoo, you will find “Emmen Escapes”. As a fan of escape rooms you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself here. In a group you will be placed in a room and enjoy a unique experience where you have to unravel a lot of hints, puzzles and assignments. A very nice experience!

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Would you like to combine your visit to Drenthe with a good stay in an inspiring and beautiful location?

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