Overijssel is a combination of nature and historical towns and is best explored by foot or by bike. The river IJssel has played an important role for many centuries. The province owes its wealthy Hanseatic past to the river. Today the river is responsible for green and varied landscapes and unspoiled nature reserves, that attract many tourists every year.
Highlights of Overijssel
The main attractions of Overijssel are the Hanseatic past, national parks and culinary specialties. Experience the glorious past of Hanseatic towns, such as Deventer and Zwolle. The city centers offer a fascinating mixture of history, monuments and traditions. Another great feature of Overijssel is its natural sceneries. A visit to Giethoorn, the Venice of the North, is a must. Not to mention the thousands of birds that breed in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. Last but not least, Overijssel is renowned for serving incredible game dishes during autumn.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit Overijssel, it’s always beautiful. The best way to discover the ins and outs of Overijssel is by foot or by bike. Especially during spring and summer, when Overijssel transforms into a cyclers paradise.