Drenthe, the province for cycling
The province Drenthe with the lowest amount of inhabitans of all Dutch provinces is a good province for cycling. There are 24 described routes in all parts of the province available at the offices of tourist information of VVV and ANWB. Kilometers of bicycle paths are created through the heatherfieds, forests and rural areas in Drenthe.
In summer there is the annual 'Drentse Rijwielvierdaagse', four days cycling along the most scenic nature and interesting places. The starting points in 2006 are in Assen, Emmen, Hoogeveen, Meppel and Diever . There are routes of 30, 40 and 100 KM. A lot of activities are organised in the villages along the route.
But also without participation during those four days or without using one of the routes it is nice to take your bike or hire one to enjoy the countryside of Drenthe.Related to:
Airport Groningen Eelde
In Eelde in the north of the province Drenthe -just south of the city Groningen- lies Groningen Airport Eelde., being the regional airport of the northern Netherlands.
From Eelde are charterflights to countries in southern Europe like Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey . In summer 2005 there were weekly charter flights to 12 different destinations.
A pity there are no scheduled flights, except to Aberdeen. The scheduled flight to London is skipped. In the past I could also take a national flight from Eelde to Schiphol Airport Amsterdam to catch my international fligts.
In 2005 there was a airshow at airport Eelde. It is told this activity will take place every two years.
Some more information on how...
Some more information on how to get to the Hunebed Information Center where they tell you how a megalith was built.
The center is a good leaving point for cycling trips in the rich prehistoric surroundings.
Summer tourist bus
A nostalgic bus brings you to places of interest during the May school holidays and during the summer (July and August). You can go to attractions in Emmen (zoo), Exloo, Borger (giant dolmen), Drouwen, Assen (Drents Museum, Traffic park), Appelscha, Pieterburen, Eenrum, Leens, Houwerzijl and the city Groningen. There are stops at campings and holiday parks.
For the Province Drenthe you can find the schedule here.
A day-ticket only costs 5 euro. But if you're staying at any one of these holiday accommodations then your day-ticket costs only 2 euro!
Click here for the attractions where the Toerbus brings you.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
like everywhere else in the Netherlands the roads are great and the directions are clear and many.
This picture was made when Xowe and i went to Westerbork 2005Related to:
- Road Trip
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