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Why go?

The oldest remains of settlements in Holland were found in this province: the mysterious hunebeds. But Drenthe also boasts varied natural landscapes: peat swamps, heathlands and sand drifts. In short, Drenthe is well worth a visit.

See & do

Eating & drinking

Filling dishes with tender meat products are an excellent match for Drenthe’s farming landscape. After a day’s hike or cycling tour, it is great to relax with a beer on a terrace or a big Dutch pancake at an inn. You can also order a high tea or go to a Michelin-star restaurant in this province.

Want to enjoy lunch or dinner in Assen, Emmen, Dwingeloo, or Borger? Check out these 7 restaurants in the rural province.

Where to stay

Spend the night in a city villa, nature cottage, treehouse, or cozy box-bed.

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This B&B can be found in a monumental villa in Assen, which boasts royal suites with private jacuzzi and kitchenette. The perfect home base for bicycle tours through the surrounding area.

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Discover the beautiful capital of the province of Drenthe.

Discover Drenthe

This province is known especially for its hunebeds: prehistoric grave monuments built from huge rocks that slowly shifted here from Denmark as a result of the ice age. But Drenthe has more to offer: the beautiful animal park Dierenpark Emmen and varied landscapes with long cycling and hiking routes. 

Nature in Drenthe

The province boasts as many as three national parks, including the second largest in Holland: The Drentsche AA. Here you will find a varied landscape of forests, heathlands, sand drifts and hayfields. This national park also houses the only archaeological reserve in Holland: The Strubben-Kniphorstbosch. Discover the hunebeds and old grave-mounds here. Other national parks in Drenthe are the Drents-Friese Wold and the Dwingelderveld.  

Activities in Drenthe

Thanks to the beautiful, varied natural landscapes, there are lots of activities in Drenthe. How about a canoe or a survival tour in the forests? Drenthe also has a number of great cities, including Assen, Emmen, and old Coevorden. There are great activities available here, too, such as Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen and TT Assen.

Accessibility of Drenthe

There are nine train stations in the bigger towns and cities of Drenthe. Smaller towns and villages always have good bus connections. If you want to go to one of the nature reserves by public transport, it's possible but in most cases you will still have to walk part of the way. By car, it is about two hours from Amsterdam and Schiphol to Assen or Emmen.

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