Since 1985 the old townhall of Ommen is housing a unique museum. This museum shows over 200.000 cultural historic figures in tin and is the only true national museum of "tin soldiers" from the Netherlands. It's for people that stay in these region a nice attraction to go to on a rainy or codl day.more
Compressed in between new blocks with appartments and some offices, a graceful tower is rising up to the heavens. This is the tower of the Reformed church in Ommen, the thrid in it's kind in the centre of the old Hanze-town. Almost equally high is the church building itself, forming a high pyramid in modern aged architecture.more
Walks through the Ommen centre are pleasant and can be combined with some shopping in the little houses. Start is best from the parking along the provincial road near the bridge over the river "Vecht" and the rmearkable old town hall. A quick walk can take only an hour, but one can also look into some details a bit more and make a pleasant day out.more
Little hidden in between the houses, just West from the centre, lays the small and modest Roman Catholic church of Ommen in the midst of it's own cemetry. The small church appears to be old but is dating back to the 19th century. The architecture is simple and the church is small. Catholicism in these regions is not as wide spread as in the...more
The "Vecht"river is a small river that runs straight through the province of Overijssel and starts in Germany. It is known for it's many curves and bents, as well as for it's quick rising at high water (due to rainfall in the region). The name "Vecht" is somewhat confusing as there is a more famous river "Vecht" flowing between Utrecht and...more
Most present of all building within Ommen is for sure the Nederlands Hervormde (Dutch Reformed) church in the centre of town. The remarkable white tower sticks out over everything else and tells us how late it is. The stone ship of the church is large and fills the church square from where shoppingstreets are leading into the small centre of...more
Start is best from the parking along the provincial road near the bridge over the river "Vecht" and the rmearkable old town hall. This building used to be a tol house for the bridge and the river from 1492. In 1828 the present building was placed as town hall of Ommen, but in 1982 the administration was moved. now it houses the tin figures museum.more
The Ommen surroundings are a wonderful natural cultural area that can be described as an ultimate farmers countryside. Large old farmhouses in a mixed landscape of small forests, ackres and fields. About this farmer's land with it's typical and regional customs, a small museum in the windmill "Den Oordt" and the tolhouse next to it (it originally...more
This windmill is older then the Lilly and dates from 1806. The windmill is also open in the season, but is no longer operational fulltime. The name "Konijnenbelt" actually means "Rabits hill", though a "Belt" in Dutch is particularly meaning a hill on which a windmill is built. Other windmills in Ommen are:Van Vilsteren (from 1858)Den Oordt (from...more
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Ommen is on the signs when leaving the A28 highway just North of Zwolle and head onto the provincial roads that lead to Ommen and (eventually) Hardenberg.
Though one wouldn't say so, Ommen belonged once to the economicaly important Hanze treaty and has an official Hanze-town status. Trade, done by ships that sailed over the Vecht towards more important Hanze treaty towns such as Zwolle and Kampen, made Ommen grow in early medieval times and also made the town get cityrights in 1248. Now-a-days the...more
One of the greatest (winter)events in the Netherlands is for sure the Elfstedentocht (11 cities tour). This rather irregular sports event that actually is a ice skating tour over 200 kiloemters along the 11 cities in the province of Friesland, can be counted to the hardest sport activities around the world, especially that one from 1963, which was...more
In these formerly quite isolated surroundings, stories, saga's and legends came in dozains and more. Witches, wizards, devils and other plagues for mankind were told in family circle, mostly to keep the children under the thumb of parenthood, by warning them what all might go wrong if they wouldn't listen to the wise lessons of mother and father....more
Ommen, like many other town and village, also has it's budget for art objects. In the central square of Ommen, the market (Markt), are a few that are made for Ommen at it's 750 anniversary in 1998 (since 1248 the town has cityrights). Artist Iris Le Rutte symbolised three historical figures of Ommen, of which in the picture the "Goat on the Egg"...more
The whole Vecht valley is very popular by Dutch people that like to camp out (and believe me ... many Dutch love to camp, just ask the Germans about Dutch caravans - haha). Many Dutch also choose holidays in their own country, especially when they have young children and travelling long distances is not recommended. When you drives around the Ommen...more
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Nothing is more pleasurable then a canoe trip over the river Vecht to find out what lovely region this is. The calm river flow is suitable for everyone, also people that never have rowed in a canoe before.
Equipment: Can be rented by "Rederij Peters" in Ommen.