Drenthe is known for its heaths, flocks of sheep, beautiful forests, and lovely vales that offer wonderful walking and cycling possibilities. However, there is much more to discover and experience as well.
Nature conservation organisations like Drents Landschap (Landscape of Drenthe), IVN (Institution for Education in the field of Nature Conservation), and Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission) often organise activities in, or lectures about, the countryside. Entertaining and instructive!!
National Park Het Dwingelderveld- with, among other things, a visitors' centre and a flock of sheep
National Park Het Drents Friese Wold – here you can walk and cycle for hours.
’t Balloërveld – information centre and flock of sheep
’t Hijkerveld – with flock of sheep
Vale of the Drentsche AA
Vale of De Reest
Boomkroonpad (tree top trail) – walking through the tree tops
Drenthe has a long and rich history.
What is the link between Napoleon, Bommen Berend, or Vincent van Gogh, and Drenthe?
In various museums in Drenthe you will find the answers. You will also learn the history of the megalithic graves, you will experience how difficult life used to be in the peat regions, and you will see how charity activities already existed at the end of 1800.
Drents Museum (Museum of Drenthe) - Assen
Open Air Museum Ellert and Brammert - Schoonoord
’t Hunebed Centre (Centre for Megalithic Graves) - Borger
Gevangenismuseum (Prison Museum) – Veenhuizen
Speelgoedmuseum (Toys Museum) – Roden
Veenmuseum (Peat Museum) – Barger Compascuum
Herinneringscentrum (Memorial Centre) - Westerbork
Planetron (Planetarium) – Dwingeloo
Museum Village of Orvelte
Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) – Groningen
Grafisch Museum (Graphic Museum) – Meppel
De Lokkerij – Stork Preserve – De Wijk
Fortified Town of Bourtange
Radio Observatory- Westerbork
Glassworks – Borger
Gardens of Mien Ruys - Dedemsvaart
Flour and Oil Mill De Juffer – Zuidlaren
Drenthe offers plenty of opportunity for all kinds of activities: horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, mountain biking, walking, cycling, golfing, but also klootschieten (ball shooting), riding a scooter, or playing boerengolf (farmers' golf). The options are so numerous that it's impossible to mention them all here. Do not hesitate to ask the accommodation of your choice or the Tourist Information Centre for more details.