Welcome in Magisch Drenthe!
We wish you a very warm welcome in Magisch Drenthe, a wonderful area that holds many opportunities.
Whether you're here for the city, the authentic villages, the beautiful landscape or for the old cultural and historical monuments: Magisch Drenthe has it all! To many people, Magisch Drenthe is an unfamiliar area, which makes it special and exciting. And it is indeed!
Where else in the Netherlands can you enjoy the environment, space, rest and quiet that Magisch Drenthe offers?
The different types of landscape are easily recognizable, such as the stream valleys and coulisses. And Germany is literally around the corner: a beautiful area with a rich history among the peat. Magisch Drenthe has an atmosphere reminiscent of years, or even centuries back. The buildings, dolmens and prehistorical cenotaphs have been kept in excellent condition.
During your visit, you won't be able to miss the cultural history. Highlights include the Battle of Ane (13th century), the eleven day siege (16th century) and the peat boatmen (18th century). The rich history of the municipality of Coevorden can be found in the diverse museums. Magisch Drenthe has a wide range of museums / attractions and a rich history. Partly consisting of an old history and partly of a young history.
The fortified city of Coevorden has been conquered, destroyed and rebuilt regularly throughout its history. You can find signs of this illustrious history in the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden, or Coevorden's City Museum. The museum also has an exhibition dedicated to art and education, which makes the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden a special surprise. Schoonoord has the open air museum Ellert & Brammert. The giants Ellert and Brammert used to raid Magisch Drenthe. Nowadays, they're located at the entrance of the museum as eyecatchers. Their legend is depicted in their cave, and for a couple of hours it will take you back in time!
Magisch Drenthe has various fun activities for children and youths. How about visiting Kabouter Plop for a day? A spectacular day among the cowboys? Or going on a canoe trip? Water skiing? Skiing? Or...
Furthermore, it's an outstanding "magical" area to take a walk or a bicycle ride in. Magisch Drenthe has a lot of great things to offer. We specialize in the area of providing a vacation in our own country. A hotel for the night, or staying at a bungalow/camping/ B&B place for the weekend, it's all possible.
Would you like to leave Magisch Drenthe with a tangible souvenir in addition to the beautiful memories? Then we invite you to shop around in a selection of comprehensive and authentic shops and/or art galeries. They offer local souvenirs, regional products, cakes, flags of Drenthe, statues and works of art.
In short, it's too much to mention. Come see for yourselves and discover Magisch Drenthe!