b&b Drenthe

Bed and breakfast in Drenthe? It also sounds too good to me, check out our b&b offers in Drenthe and enjoy your stay in the Netherlands. Wonderful nature parks with rich flora and fauna combined with many different entertainments, makes Drenthe completely suitable for your next destination. B&b means that you will have a place to sleep and also a typical Dutch breakfast before you start exploring this beautiful province. Get rid of the grey everyday life and enjoy your stay!

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Bed and breakfast in Drenthe? It also sounds too good to me, check out our b&b offers in Drenthe and enjoy your stay in the Netherlands. Wonderful nature parks with rich flora and fauna combined with many different entertainments, makes Drenthe completely suitable for your next destination. B&b means that you will have a place to sleep and also a typical Dutch breakfast before you start exploring this beautiful province. Get rid of the gray everyday life and enjoy your stay!

Drenthe is a land of swamps and forests, ancient burial grounds and canals, fields are green and livestock graze. The province of Drenthe was once a free rural republic. The local population has long been engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. There are no large cities in these places, and there are very few small settlements. In the old days it was a rather poor region, but today Drenthe is a developed province, not least thanks to the tourism business. Many are attracted by the local scenic landscapes and historical monuments.

The local natural conditions were formed during the last ice age and have remained unchanged since then. A local proverb says that Drenthe is made of turf, gin, and distrustfulness. Here and there you can see glacial deposits - moraines, and the most ancient structures made of stone - megaliths. Although human activities have significantly affected the local nature, many areas of wasteland and peatlands appear to be untouched. Near the settlements, the surface layers of peat bogs have been cut out, from which the walls of houses and fortifications have been built.

There are over 50 ancient burial grounds of the Neolithic era in the province. The extensive exposition of the museum in Borger tells about this historical period. There are many museums in Drenthe showing works of art, glass products, and various archaeological finds. In Orvelte, you can see an unusual open-air museum, which contains reconstructions of Saxon farmhouses and traditional handicrafts. In the town of Dwingeloo is the famous astronomical observatory and planetarium Planetron.

This province is a focus of peace and tranquility, but at the same time it is an important region for the tourism business. From many small villages of the past, such as Assen, Emmen and Hoogeveen, cities with developed recreational infrastructure have grown today.

The most picturesque places in the province are the Hondsrug mountain range between the towns of Zuidlaren and Emmen, the area called Ellertsveld between Emmen and the city of Assen, as well as the moorlands near Diever, Dwingelo and Norg, which delight the eye with bright green then purple flowers.

The east of the province is home to many peat bogs and areas of virtually untouched wilderness. Among the largest towns in the province are the capital, Assen, as well as Emmen. The latter is famous for its zoo (Noorder Dierenpark Zoo), which is popular with residents throughout the country. Near the cities of Emmen and Havelte, as well as in the Honsrug mountain range, you can see boulders marking ancient burials.

Dwingelderveld National Park

Dwingelderveld is one of the 20 national parks in the Netherlands. The area of ​​the Dwingelderveld National Park is 3,700 hectares. The park was founded in 1991. Today it is the largest and most important nature reserve in Europe with humid heathlands. Such wastelands appeared in Western Europe many centuries ago, when man cut down virgin forests. Previously, the vast expanses of lilac blooming heather covered large areas of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, but today they are preserved only in some places. As a result, some species, for which the wastelands are their natural habitat, are threatened with extinction.

The Dwingelderveld National Park is home to many blue butterflies. In spring and summer, the wastelands of this reserve turn into a multi-colored carpet of flowers, among which there is a blue pulmonary gentian, pink erica cruciferous from the heather family and yellow European narthetia. Delicate heather flowers and carved gentian flowers are especially attractive to bluebirds. To preserve the butterflies, rangers in Dwingelderveld National Park try to preserve the wasteland using the same farming methods that peasants used hundreds of years ago. Currently, there are about 580 plant species growing in the park. As a result, the number of bluebirds in Dwingeldervelde is increasing. It is a hospitable home for many species of butterflies and is home to 60 percent of all butterfly species found in the Netherlands.

Drents Friese Wold National Park

The main landscapes of the park are sand dunes, partially overgrown with heather(which turns them into heather wastelands), sometimes with freestanding trees. With the exception of the heather bloom in early autumn, these landscapes are quite monotonous, but have a certain charm. The park has two large wastelands, each several square kilometers in size, and a few smaller ones. Through and around them there are a large number of marked trails, which are used on foot, and roads, partially asphalted, which are used for cycling. Most of the park is located in the province of Drenthe, but the most interesting open sand dunes are in Friesland. This national park is located away from big cities, which somewhat holds back the flow of tourists, but in good weather, you are unlikely to find yourself here alone. Among mammals there are roe deer(there is a chance to see it in the forest), ferret, ermine and stone marten(there are practically no chances), hares, rabbits, hedgehogs and squirrels.

Things to do

All active recreation in the park is reduced to movement - on foot, on a bicycle(including mountain bike) or on a horse. For each of these activities, there are special routes described on the park's website. The information centers will also help you with this - if, of course, you get into their opening hours.

Grote bos- en duinroute

This route, whose name can be roughly translated as the Long Road through the forest and dunes, starts and ends near the Tervissha information center. The route is 10 km long, it goes around the Ekingerzand heath in a clockwise direction, partly with a bicycle path, partly purely on foot. The route is made up of two shorter routes, marked with red and white arrows, be careful when joining them.

Climate

The usual European temperate climate, snow falls briefly in winter, lakes can freeze(however, the thickness of the ice can be anything, and you should not go on the ice). In winter it is rarely below -5°C, in summer it is above +30°C. Precipitation is not every day, but it does fall, see the weather forecast when you are going to the park.