Party-goers from the surrounding area travel to this "famous" place, in Heelweg just outside Varsseveld. Besides it's name as a "dancing" it's also known for it's original background (inn with stables), still offering horseriding facilities, as well as a restaurant, and larger rooms for banquets or meetings.
Dress Code: Depending on the cause of your visit - anything goes from party cloths (dancing) to "black tie" (official banquets).
The station of Varsseveld is close to the town centre, and is halfway the pleasant ride from Arnhem to Winterswijk, in the (south)east of the Netherlands. The train runs every half hour for most of the daytime and evenings. The railway is operated by Syntus, but schedules can be found also on the official Dutch railway website (NS)Related to:
Varsseveld Tourist Traps
The idea of making a museum especially for Guus Hiddink, offering a walk around to the field he used to play football himself as a kid, and visiting his favourite pub where his father may show up, sounds like a trap - but it's all genuine! And what is more, volunteers in town do most of the job, and they really do all to make the Korean visitors feel "at home". As thee mayor of Wisch (to which Varsseveld belongs) told me: "we really don't have that much to show - but what we simply make the best from what we can offer!". Just go there, and see for yourself!
Unique Suggestions: Just follow the general tip!
And one other thing - the street "Hiddinkdijk" also sounds like it was made for the occasion, but it has carried this name for generations already....
Fun Alternatives: None - how can there be to someone's birthplace?Related to:
Varsseveld Off The Beaten Path
Around Varsseveld, like most of the Achterhoek, there is enough to see and do if you are into hiking, cycling and just enjoying the countryside scenery.
Interesting are the many castles, old farmsteads and nature reserves around Winterswijk, and the many castles in the nearby Graafschap region (Vorden, Ruurlo), and across the border in Germany (Münsterland). Another local initiative can be seen in nearby Zieuwent, where volunteers have restored the old "church paths" (leading to the village-centre and church from nearby hamlets), and creating new pathways for cycling, and hiking - also for the safety of the schoolgoing kids!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Favorite thing: Just have a look around at the small town itself - you can take a guided tour to all places (somehow) related to Guus Hiddink, like the Guuseum on the way from the station to the centre, his favourite pub, his birthplace, and the footballfield he started to play. Or just walk and shop around...
Fondest memory: It's just genuine as it is - maybe nothing special for a tourist like you and me, but they have simply done a great job!Related to: