Orvelte Things to Do

  • Ambachtenspeeltuin - Orvelte
    Ambachtenspeeltuin - Orvelte
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  • Dairy Museum - Orvelte
    Dairy Museum - Orvelte
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  • Kruidentuin (Herbs Garden) - Orvelte
    Kruidentuin (Herbs Garden) - Orvelte
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    Overview of Orvelte attractions

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    1. Smithy
    2. Clogs workshop
    3. Timber sawshop
    4. Ambachten speeltuin - Children's workshop
    5, 6 & 7. 't Stokertje, De Vuurplaats & De Pijp - Furnaces
    8. Tolhuisje
    9. De Veldhoeve
    10. Alescon - Herbs garden
    11. Atelier 1280
    12. Alescon Farmshop
    13. Alescon Farm
    14. De Borckerhof
    15. Bruntingerhof
    16 & 17. Hot Marks Glass works & shop
    18. De Flintenhof
    19. De Schaapskooi - Sheep's pen
    20. Restaurant de Schapendrift
    21. De Bokkesprong - Farm for children
    22. Café Warmolts
    23. Nostalgic candy shop
    24. De Snuiter - Ceramics
    25. De Slaoperij
    26. Grafical Centrer Toon Wegner closed in 2010 after Toon died
    27. Luncheon and winebar "Museum Antiek"
    28. Grootgoed - Nature shop
    29. Cheese factory & Dairy museum
    30 & 31. De Vlinder/Artikka - Print shop & Handprinted clothes
    32. Warto - Painter workshop
    33. Glass workshop Tricolor - Stained glass
    34. Old Barn Souvenirshop
    35. De Pinkenstal Souvenirshop
    36. De Nostalgie
    37. Drents landschap & Staatsbosbeheer - Information shop
    38. Local Tourist Office (VVV) & Exhibition Drenthehof
    39. Old Orvelte Slide show
    40. The Orvelter Diary
    41. "Stijlkamer" Ottenshoes
    42. Het Sparnakelnest
    43. Het houtenpad van Theodoor - trail for children
    44. Horse drawn tram

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    Smederij (Smithy)

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    The Smederij dates from 1837,

    There are daily demonstrations by the local blacksmith.

    This smithy takes care of the maintenance of the signs, handles and more of the iron works in the village.

    Outside private orders are excepted.

    Smederij (Smithy) - Orvelte
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    The Sheep's pen

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 9, 2008

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    There's a sheep herd at Orvelte, that goes out during daytime in the neighbouring fields and at night returns to the pen. Unfortunately the pen was set on fire in 2008 by some vandals and must be rebuild.

    The sheep are "Schoonebeeker heideschapen" (moor sheep from Schoonebeek). It decents from the German Bentheimer sheep. At present there are about 1300 animals of this breed.

    Orvelte sheep herd
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    Ambachtspeeltuin

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Sep 9, 2008

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    The "Ambachtspeeltuin" (crafts playgarden) is special made for children to get them in touch with the old handcrafts.

    Opening hours:
    May-October: Tu-Su: 11AM - 5PM

    Ambachtenspeeltuin - Orvelte
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    Herbs Garden

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 9, 2008

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    The Herbs garden at Orvelte is maintained by a community project, to help handicapped people by guiding them in special selected jobs they can handle.

    Kruidentuin (Herbs Garden) - Orvelte
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    Dairy Museum

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 9, 2008

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    The Dairy museum is housed in the former dairy factory you get an impression on how cheese and other dairy products were made in the past.

    Entrance: Euro 2.50

    Opening hours:
    Tu-Su: 11AM - 5PM

    Dairy Museum - Orvelte Melwegje - Orvelte
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    The laundry

    by ATLC Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Even if we grumble at the weekly chore of laundry today, it was even worse in the old days. And no handcream for afterwards either!

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    Living room in Ottenshoes

    by ATLC Written Oct 18, 2004

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    This was a stately farm owned by a rich farmer. This is the living room, only for Sundays and important visitors!

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    Farm visit at Ottenshoes

    by ATLC Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Let's have a look inside one of the farms...
    Ottenshoes is Ottens hoes (hous of Ottens), so it's not Otten Shoes!

    here's the kitchen...

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