Welcome to Drenthe! Relax and enjoy life in the most beautiful province of the Netherlands. Experience its warm hospitality, be surprised by its culture, and delight in its extraordinary natural beauty. An unforgettable experience guaranteed!
Do you enjoy an action-filled holiday? Would you like to go to a place where there is plenty to do and experience? If so, the province of Drenthe is the perfect destination for you! Drenthe is beautiful, spacious, and full of challenging adventures. The province boasts many beautiful National Parks and natural areas for you to discover, cycling, hiking, or riding your mountain bike.
- Assen & surrounding area
Assen is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Particularly the shopping centre is very popular. Which comes as no surprise, since the city centre is compact, has many nice shops and cosy terraces and Assen belongs to the Dutch city centres that are easily accessible. Furthermore, Assen and its surrounding area has a lot to offer in cultural & natural respects.
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