Short North Tour - 1,5 hours - National Park Weerribben-WiedenRide with us on a 1 1/2 hour tour through the northern part of National Park Weerribben-Wieden; the largest wetland-area of western Europe. Learn about the origin and history of the area, water-villages, peatery and reed cultivation. The tour will take you along the beautiful wetlands with her unique flora and fauna, lakes, fields of reed and windmills; through the bocage country with her characteristic farmsteads. During the tour you will see the estate 'Heerlijkheid De Eese', with her stately forests and fine buildings; Unesco nominated World Heritage 'Koloniën van Weldadigheid', the fortified city Steenwijk and the village Nederland.
Short North Tour
National park Weerribben-Wieden
Beautiful nature with the picturesque peat makers houses and mills. Peppered with places where the history can still be seen.
Unesco world heritage colonies of goodwill.
The 7 colonies were founded in 1818 with the goal of fighting poverty. They offered education and health care for all residents, the forerunner of our current health care system and education.
It is a long process to make a thatched roof, We show you all facets: starting from cultivation to the roof.
The village Nederland located in the National Park is a small special boating village in our area with its own fun story. Until the mid-20th century it was only accessible via water.
It is surprising to see how the new nature is created and added to the National Park.
Wonderful how the wind helps us to keep the water exactly at the right level with the Tjasker, the Spinnekop (spiderhead) mill or the modern reed mills.
Estate "de Eese"
“Heerlijkheid de Eese” from the early 15th century forms an oasis of peace with the 800-hectare estate. Her monumental avenues, alternating forests, heath lands and monumental buildings are particularly beautiful.
Fortified city Steenwijk
Beautiful historic fortified city from the early 1100 with ist ramparts, moat and many beautiful old buildings and art nouveau villas