National Landscape De Graafschap
Hunting and castles
De Graafschap National Landscape lives up to its name, because nowhere in the Netherlands will you find so many castles, historic farmhouses, country houses and castles. The nature of De Graafschap consists mainly of streams, forests and long sand dunes ("dekzandruggen"). It is truly wild game area with rabbits, hares, ducks, deer, pheasants and wild boar.
While visiting De Graafschap, there are many ways to experience both the nature and the cultural-historical monuments. How about a visit to Bronckhorst, the smallest town in the Netherlands? A walk along the Pieterpad or the popular "eight castles route"? Or a trip in a covered wagon through the many cultivated grounds?
Autumn in De Graafschap
In the autumn especially, De Graafschap is a popular destination. The red, yellow and orange colors attracts many people to the east for an autumn stroll through De Graafschap. The area has a superb reputation when it comes to game dishes. Many visitors conclude a hiking or biking trip in the woods of De Graafschap with a dinner and overnight stay in one of the many wild game restaurants. The best time to enjoy a game package deal is from October to December.