The Jewish cemetery of Ootmarsum is located at the Kuiperberg, West of town.
It dates from 1786. Nowadays there are 22 gravestones remaining from the period 1814 till 1928. Around 1800 there lived about 100 Jews at Ootmarsum.
The Kuiperberg is a 71 meters high hill West of Ootmarsum.
At the lookoff point the ANWB "oriënteertafel" (Table of orientation) is located, that gives the names of places in the view. It is a monument to commemorate the 1922 annual festivities of the ANWB (Koninklijke Nederlandsche Toeristenbond) that were held at Twente in that year.
The Nederlands Hervormde kerk (Reformed Church).
The church dates from 1810, but some of the "furniture" is older.
The pulpit is from 1674 and the organ from 1781.
The tower was the last part build in 1844.
Tu-We: 11:30AM - 0:30PM; 2PM - 4PM
Th-Su: Closed (service at 10AM)
The Cremershuis is a fine example of a trademan's house.
After the 80 year war, there was economical growth and in 1656 Joan Cremer and his wife Jenneken Dreesman moved to their new house at the market street.
In 1972-1973 the building was renovated and the front was brought back to the original design. One of the former owner had a shop here and had a big shopping window placed at the street side.
Nowadays the Fröhlich antiques shop is at the rear of the building.
Visit the Ton Schulten museum. Next to his well-known gallery this museum shows a complete overview of his works.
2013 Update: A complete new building has been constructed to house the museum and gallery.
Admission: € 3.00
Tu-Sa: 11AM - 5PM
Su: Noon - 5PM
Ton's "Chez-Moi " International gallery is located at Marktstraat 4 / Gasthuisstraat 3.
Visit the Educatorium. It is a museum with 4 classrooms from different periods. Old fashioned lessons are available after an appointment.
Admission: € 4.00 (adult)
Mo: 2PM - 5PM
Tu-Fr: 10AM - 5PM
Sa-Su: 1PM - 5PM
You'll find art all over Ootmarsum. There are sculptures outdoors, galleries and museums. That is why Ootmarsum is also called the art city of the east.
VIDEO of my visit:
This is Nature reserve "Springendal". A very nice place for bikeriding ans walking. It is not far from Ootmarsum. Its North of Ootmarsum. With nice water a lot of green en silence spots for rest a while.
This "Kroezeboom" by Fleringen is one of the oldest trees in The Netherlands. Kroezeboom was in the past a tree for mark the land and was mostly a border or by a crossroad. The oak is probebly between the 400 and 500 years old.
Here can you see the backside of Havezathe "Herinckhave". You see in the front the little canal around the buildings, the trees and the beautiful garden. The buildings are in perfect conditions.
Here is the mainbuilding of Havezathe "Herinckhave". It is a wonderful building in a beautifull landscape wit a ditch roud the house. Its not so far from Ootmarsum ans is a good trip on the bike to visit it.
Near de little place of Fleringen can you find this Havezathe "Herinckhave."
An old house with water round the house, there is an old watermill. The building is destroied by fire in 1959 and rebuild in 1976.
The Los Hoes is an open air museum.
You will find the following (see map):
1- Millhouse (entrance)
2- Eppink barn
4- "Vakwerk" barn
5- Los Hoes (typical Twente barn)
6- The Beehives
7- Bakery house (and toilets)
9- Hof chamber (for weddings and video presentation)
10- Tractor barn
12- Iron works
13- Restaurant Weemhof
15- Heinenboer Farm
17- Potatoe cellar
Place de la Fontaine is a small back garden of the Ton Schulten gallery, that was transformed into a paved statue garden with a fountain.
Each thursday in the 2nd half of July and the first half of August the Siepelmarkt is held.
One othe things organized is a big flea market.