The St. Plechelmus church is build on the remains of the former Saterslo castle. In the church garden some remains of the old settlement can be found.
The castle owners the van Reede family left Saasveld in 1740 to live in a monastery.
Hereafter the local pastor Frans Davina moved his domicile to nearby Deurningen.
The first church in Saasveld was build in 1820. The present church was designed by architect Herman Kroes and opened in 1926.
The Molenven is a 40 hectares sized wetland with fens and surrounding forest. The fens were formed after local farmer digged for peat as a fuel and used grass/clay lumps to build simple sheds.
The area was owned by the van Heek family, who in 1923 gave the grounds to the Natura Docet Museum of Denekamp. Since 1994 the area is managed by the "Landschap Overijssel".
The Molenven is one of the rare forests that are not maintained by men. Dead trees are not removed, but are recycled by nature itself.
A part of the area is a bird sanctuary not open to the public.
Also see my Molenven page.
Visit the Soaseler Mol; the local windmill.
More in the Soaseler Mol travelogue.
Bornsestraat 60, Saasveld, 7597 NG, nl
Café 't Anker is a typical local café with provision for parties and weddings, a big outside terrace with a playground.
No wonder it's a popular place for cyclists and other travellers.
De Wereld is a so called Show Cooking Restaurant with buffet and Grill and is part of the Holscher catering group.
You are free to pick and select your own starters and after meals.
The main course must be orders at the cook, who will start preparing the meat before your eyes. Rice, potatoes and vegetables can be select the way you want it.
There are to cooks working; one in the Japanese kitchen and the other in the traditional Dutch section.
Drinks are brought to your table.
Fr-Sa: 5.30PM - 10.30PM
Su: 4PM - 10.30PM
2013 UPDATE: THE RESTAURANT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE ON JULY 15, 2013. I HOPE IT WILL BE REBUILD.
Favorite Dish: Japanese entrees.
't Molenven is a restaurant, party centre and meeting place in the middle of rural Saasveld.
There is farm land at one side and a nature area with the same name opposite the road.
Between the restaurant building and the parking area is a kids playground and an icecream parlour.
For further organised activities see the website.
Summer Business hours:
Th: 4PM - 9PM
Fr-Su: 11AM - 9PM
August 2010: A small fire damaged the front interior.
2013: Update: The business has been taken over by the Beatrice company and the new interior looks promising.
Favorite Dish: Starter: Gamba's
Main Course: Spies Onwies
From the city of Almelo you can take the 29 km long Molenvenroute. This is a rural route, including some sandy paths that brings you through Saasveld.
Saasveld is ideal to cycle to. There are special bicycle path along the brook and the forest towards Gammelke.
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