Odoorn, the most international village of Drenthe
Every summer dance groups from all over the world come to the Odoorn. During 5 days Odoorn become the most international village in Drenthe.
More than 20 dancing groups participate very year. The about 600 guests stay with more than 100 host-families in Odoorn and surrounding area.
During the 5 days Odoorn becomes a wonderful international community with a great atmosphere where different nationalities and cultures meet each other in peace and friendship. Even many international marriages have their origin in Odoorn.
About 35.000 visitors visit the festival. The groups dance on six stages in the open air between the houses in the village.
Odoorn, where we spend our first vacation together
It was almost 30 years, our first vacation together. We brought a tent and all the camping equipment we needed and camped in the forrest next to Odoorn. The campground, managed by Staatsbosbeheer, is still there. But this time we decided to go for a hotel. We choose a small one in the center of the small village.
The village is still as small as it was 30 years ago, the surroundings are the attractive part of Odoorn. Go for a walk in the forrest or bring your bicycle and discover a more wider area. Ofcourse you can hire bicycles here too.
Although this area is inhabited for thousands of years. There is not much to see in the village. Maybe the church is the only building worth looking at.
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This vist we brought our new tandem bicycle. It was a bit difficult to get started at the same time but after a practise ride we were confident enough to wave at the camera :-)