South tour - 3 hours - National park Weerribben-WiedenWe take you on a 3 hour tour through the Southern part of National Park “Weerribben-Wieden”, the largest wetland in Western Europe, formed by glaciers, peat cutting and dyke breaches. We drive among the beautiful lakes with the drowned village Beulake in it. Through the regent city of Vollenhove, ‘city of palaces’ and the historic trading city Blokzijl with its stately 17th century houses. The route takes you past characteristic farms, the flour-mill, wetlands, water-village Belt Schutsloot and the marshes with its reed cultivation. Living and working below sea-level, where water is both our friend and enemy. Including a break with coffee / tea and stops to take photos.
It is a long process to make a thatched roof, We show you all facets: starting from cultivation to the roof.
Formed by swamps, peat digging, storms and floods. You will hear the story about the origin of this area.
Beltschutsloot is one of the beautiful boating villages. The houses are next to the water with the front doors on the waterfront.
Pumping station Stroink
This pumping station ensures a constant waterlevel. Without this beautiful pumping station the area would flood at one moment and be too dry the next.
Blokzijl is an old trading city from the 14th century with a rich past bordering the former Zuiderzee. The stately houses around the old 'Havenkolk' and the sluice are historical gems in our area.
With the wind in its wings this wonderful mill, lying on the land of Vollenhove, has been turning grain into flour since 1597.
From the 14th century onward the Northern Nederlands were ruled from the regent-town of Vollenhove.\r\nVollenhove is also called the city of the palaces.\r\n
Dronwned Village Beulake
The increase in peat soils resulted in the entire village of Beulake drowning during the storm in 1775. Now only the symbolic tower bell sounds in this beautiful lake.