Nature in Drenthe has many different facets, here rugged plains alternate with idyllic landscapes of repeating hedgerows and rows of trees. This great variety makes Drenthe such a beautiful place. So, put on your walking shoes, pump up your bike tyres, and go outside! Wander through one of the Natural Parks, or go on an excursion with a forester or guide.
Here in Drenthe, we are very proud of our three National Parks, but all of the other nature reserves in the area are not outclassed by the parks by any means! For example, the Balloërveld nature reserve is managed by shepherds and their flocks, the Doldersummerveld heath turns purple when the heather blooms in early autumn, and then there is De Hondsrug, which is home to the Netherlands’ oldest monuments, the prehistoric hunebeds. Not to mention the Mantingerveld, Sleenerzand, Reestdal and many other nature reserves that are perfect for boundless roaming and wonderful excursions. Information