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A rather rural area, with plenty of nature as well as impressive monuments, castles, old towns and... wild flamingos: this is where a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek will take you. Interested in an escape from the mundane? Then get on packing and get to: Read more

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A rather rural area, with plenty of nature as well as impressive monuments, castles, old towns and... wild flamingos: this is where a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek will take you. Interested in an escape from the mundane? Then get on packing and get to:

A holiday with historical attractions

In matters of historical sites that you can enjoy on a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek, towns such as Zutphen, Enschede, Almelo and Doesburg will be a most perfect host. How so? Well, from castles such as the Castle of Verden to churches, from markets to monuments, these towns portray a historical yet serene atmosphere due to also a fantastic location among nature's infinite charm. This regions of the Netherlands is mostly devoted to agriculture, yet there are plenty of attractions all around that will quickly turn your holiday into one filled with fascinating moments. Don't miss out on the historical museum in Eibergen, "De Scheper", portraying the rich history of Eibergen, the museum farm Vuurever from 1857, the de Mallumse Molen water mill and the herb garden right across. Every town in the Twente and the Achterhoek has a handful of traditions and a specific charm... see for yourself!

Cultural treasures on your holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek

The cultural treasures that you can enjoy on a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek are not too few either. Take for example all the specific traditions on major holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. If you rent an Easter holiday home in Twente and the Achterhoek you will notice that most villages here have a tradition of lighting big fires for this holiday, while on Christmas, the blowing of the mid-winter horns is also an interesting “practice”. The town of Groenlo is another fine example of where you can spend a nice time in this area, it has a beautiful center with all sorts of restaurants, and there are annual events you can take part in, such as the Groenlo tent festival, bird shooting and other activities. Enjoy national Bockbeer in Zutphen, the Hanseatic Brewery is a great stop, where you can also enjoy live music and great company.

A holiday among nature in Twente and the Achterhoek

A holiday among nature in Twente and the Achterhoek is one to set you in a most varied landscape, with nature reserves, hilly areas and forested ones, valleys and greenery as far as the eye can see. The only elements that seem to “interrupt” this serene landscape are the quaint villages with unique traditions and hospitable people. Take a walk in the Lutterzand nature reserve situated along the Dinkel River, or maybe see the beautiful nature from above with a hot air balloon ride in Almelo. The Zwilbrocker-venn hosts many flamingos each year, there is even a bike route that goes through this “bird land”. Go horseback riding in the countryside and stop wherever you wish for a rest, enjoy the calm that takes over you in Twente and the Achterhoek.

Wellness and spa on holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek

A spa holiday among nature... sounds just perfect, don't you think? You have the nice view, and you also have the great pampering, the baths, massages, the "doing absolutely nothing" times, it's surely not something you can afford to enjoy every day. Thus since you are already on a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek, you might as well take it to a next level of comfy, and check out a local spa and wellness center, such as Oonthaasten in Achterhoek or the Aquaroma in Enschede, and many others. It's definitely "chill out" time at some point from a holiday home in Twente and the Achterhoek.

Activities and sports

We all know that nature is one that gives us the most chances of having fun. No matter how many man-made attractions we build up to match nature's "fun land", the truth is that its charms are hard to match. Thus here, on a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek, you can explore a load of great times among nature, with maybe canoeing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding and so on. In Engbertsdijksvenen there is the Natura 2000 area, a paradise for bird watching as well, and the famous hiking route of Pieterpad is one you should not miss. Enjoy mountain biking in the hills of the Holterberg or hike up to Tankenberg, the highest point in the region. Take long relaxing walks among nature and let the peace and serenity here take over your holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek.

Family holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek

A family holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek is a lot of fun, fun in fun parks such as the Adventure Park Hellendoorn in Hellendoorn, fun among nature with cycling, fishing, walking around, fun in towns that portray various attractions such as Zutphen, Enschede, Almelo and Doesburg. You can even enjoy traditional sports like curling and klootskeetn from a group accommodation in Twente and the Achterhoek, hike up to the highest point in the area, the Tankenberg, or go mountain biking or horse back riding in the countryside here and stop for a picnic wherever you like. It's your fun time in Twente and the Achterhoek.

Dining in Twente and the Achterhoek - Eet Smakelijk!

One of the nationally well-known foods from Twente is the kreantewegge, which is a type of currant bread that compliments a cup of coffee in a most divine way. The bakleaverworst, or baked liver sausage, is a perfect candidate for a lunch sandwich, especially in winter. And a Grolsch lager must also be your “dear lunch companion”, this local beer is a must try. Potatoes, vegetables and meat for dinner go well here, and they do even better to your vacation mood, you'll see.

Holiday with a pet in Twente and the Achterhoek

Pet owners know this to be true: when you think of going on a holiday, you often face the question, “what am I going to do with Puffy”? And then comes a list of options out of which neither sounds too fabulous, and not to mention the feeling of guilt you get from looking at the “left behind” Fifi on your way out to a holiday time. Well, this can all change when you rent a pet-friendly holiday villa in Twente and the Achterhoek, and to make up for the times when Rover was left behind, you can show him/her the best of times here. Walks among nature, hiking in the hills, camping by the river side, all doable when on holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek. Plus, there are terraces and places where Lassie is more than welcome and treated with the love and special care he/she deserves. No “puppy eyes” needed, fun is a guarantee here.

Points of interest, a “must see” list inTwente and the Achterhoek:
  • the historical museum in Eibergen, "De Scheper", portraying the rich history of Eibergen;
  • the flamingo colonies at Zwilbrocker-venn;
  • the biggest wooden shoes factory of Europe in Beltrum, a guided tour is possible via previous appointment;
  • hike the famous Pieterpad route, go mountain biking in the hills of the Holterberg or hike up to Tankenberg, the highest point of the area;
  • enjoy local towns such as Zutphen, Enschede, Almelo and Doesburg, and their unique traditions.

Nature and peace go perfectly together on a holiday in Twente and the Achterhoek, this vast space offers tranquility and fun alike, attractions and unique traditions to be experienced, all defining a great time spent in the Netherlands.


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