- Towns and Villages
This region of Holland contains many attractive villages and towns as well as the larger cities of Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede. Near to the holiday rental are numerous charming villages, often with centuries-old town centers. Go exploring and discover lively restaurants and wonderful shops. Ommen, Ootmarsum and Delden are especially delightful to visit.
- Good Restaurants
Whether it’s Michelin-star dining, or just something to take home, we suggest these good, local restaurants where you can enjoy a real taste of regional Holland
– Gasterij “De Oale Marckt”, Wierden, http://www.oalemarckt.nl/
– Dorset Mansion House, Borne, Alliance Gastronomique, http://www.dorset.nl
– De Wanne, 1 Michelin star (*), http://www.wiemsel.nl
Things to See and Do
The Buitengoed Lageveld Estate is next to a holiday recreational park, the 36ha Het Lageveld, with sandy-beached surf pool, water features, swimming pool and children’s pool, trimmed-hedge walkways and jogging paths. View all details at their website www.landschapoverijssel.nl. Nearby national parks, containing overwhelming forests, give way to vast meadows. Experience the unique flora and fauna of the region using one of the many marked hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Just 3km away lies the Wierdense Field nature area. This is 400 ha of great nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Enjoy hiking and cycling through it. In June and July, the heath is beautifully in bloom. For the younger children, there is also a sheepfold.
- Cycling and walking
There are numerous opportunities for cyclists and walkers to enjoy their interests. Go to the Holterberg, or explore The Wierdense Field nature park. 12km away is the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. The park consists of vast forests and beautiful heaths. Enjoy the outdoors to your heart’s content, walking or cycling. Bicycles can be rented at the park reception.
Some unique pampering moments are just a short distance away at boerderijspa Health Center. Immerse yourself in an experience where the stress of daily life and all today’s hectic race is forgotten. Soak up fresh energy, and enjoy being pampered. A new lease of life is going to wash over you. Come and be inspired.
For the sport lovers there are various sports possibilities: canoeing on the Regge, mountain biking or Nordic Walking in the nearby forests. Between Wierden and Rijssen is an 18-hole golf course. Only 3 km away from the park, in Hoge Hexel, there is a pitch & putt golf course and restaurant.
- Fun for the family.
Have you small children and want a day out? You’ll love the Hellendoorn Adventure Park, the Slagharen Pony Park or the Emmen Zoo. Various information leaflets are available at reception, giving details of child-friendly activities in the local area of Wierden. You can even do a fun day trip to Germany.