Route B World Tour Netherlands

Route part B visit Groningen, Drenthe, De Dinkel (5 nights)

Day one. Groningen , You will arrive in picturesque Groningen, as the start of the holiday or after your relaxing stay on Schiermonnikoog as the end of part A. In this historic city full of tangible history you will get a guided tour and you will have time to discover the squares, warehouses and ports or go shopping. A cruise through Groningen or paddle boarding through the city is also possible. Your stay is in the historic center where you will spend the night in an attractive Rbnb or hotel.

Day two. Veenhuizen and Fochtelooerveen, The morning starts with a South American exotic visit to an ostrich farm and llamas in boeraker where you go on safari. Then take a walk through a forgotten piece of history, namely the ‘re-education camps’ of Veenhuizen (and Frederiksoord). In addition to the special history interspersed with the current artisanal atmosphere that has arisen, it is special to have lunch. Then you go back to South America namely Fochtelooerveen, a less visited natural park. Not bad because this national park is one of the most beautiful in our country. Here you feel in a particularly vast nature that you expect earlier in South America. The overnight stay is in Veenhuizen itself in a small-scale hotel in a former service house.

Day three. Appelscha These days are spent on Drenthe and the primeval forests or the primary forest! Among other things with a visit to the nature park the Drent Friese would.You start this day with a visit to Appelscha and the adjacent Forest Tower of 27 meters. It looks like the top of a volcano and from here you have an unlimited view over the Netherlands in good weather. Optionally, the adrenaline seekers can do another Canopy tour along the treetops here. Then you continue to the desert, the Aekingerzand (Vast drift sand area) is located just outside Appelscha, in the border area of the provinces of Drenthe and Friesland. After lunch or picnic in nature you will pass through Doldersum field, a beautiful piece of heathland and hugely extensive, definitely visit the sheepfold. You will see the shepherd returning to the distance with his/her flock at the end of the afternoon. If you are interested in local markets, you will also get your money’s worth here every first or last Saturday of the month. The overnight stay for the next 2 nights is in Diever in a fantastic eco nature hotel. (option is to stay in an old country house just outside the area)

Day 4. Diever After a delicious breakfast you can start the morning in the forest or with a visit to the Brink village diever. Just outside the village there is an old hunebed. At Diever we have written a nice walk for you: very diverse in nature and an option to spot animals. A historical feature here is the hiding hole, hidden in the forest, but with the walk you will pass here. In addition to water, you will find forests and heaths, meadows and winding streams.

Day five. Dinkel, After two nights at the primary forest, desert and heathland, it’s time to drive on again. From Drenthe the ride goes to Twente. Along the way there are nice places to have lunch and at the beginning of the afternoon you start the walk through the Canyon of the Netherlands, namely the Dinkel. This will be a great hike through Canyon and after feeling satisfied you will continue to your stay. Here you can relax in the swimming pool, the next morning a rich breakfast is waiting for you. (option is to take an extra extensive walk the next day or visit the Hanseatic city of Zwolle on day 5 and take the walk on day 6).

Guideline* for this trip of 5 nights including stay and activities as described 365 euro pp category hotel and 135 euro pp category camping. *number of accommodations charge an extra charge for the summer months.  

After a stay on the Dinkel continue route C Nijmegen, Arcen Maastricht. For Groningen you can also follow Route A Rotterdam, Lelystad, Leeuwarden, Schiermonnikoog. Contact us or see the start page of the world trip for all information