When you choose a holiday location, you may be looking for a place with fair weather, fun activities or interesting attractions. Gaasterlan-Sleat has all of that and more. A holiday rental home in Gaasterlan-Sleat will put you a short distance from many exciting activities and a variety of historic and family-friendly attractions. Each home is well-appointed, so you will be sure to have everything that you need to enjoy your stay.
Forests, lakes and the nearby Ijssel Sea provide the backdrop for many different fun activities in the out of doors. Follow the hiking trails in Kuinderbos or take a trip to National Park Drents-Friese Wold where you will find trails for both cycling and hiking. Water sports, such as windsurfing, swimming, fishing and boating are quite popular in the area. On a warm summer day you can even spend a day doing nothing more than sunning on the shore with a good book and a cold drink. There is a shopping centre right on the water. You can shop for souvenirs whilst enjoying the sights and the sounds of the sea.
Weiribbon National Park is a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon of hiking, cycling and wildlife spotting. Another nearby national park, Drents-Friese Wold, is another option for outdoor fun. There are a host of museums and historic memorials nearby. One, the Verzets Museum, highlights some of the dilemmas that the area faced during World War II. For a fun family outing, consider a day spent at Aqua Zoo. The “zoo” features a variety of creatures, all of which live in or near the water. See penguins, pelicans, seals, turtles and many other creatures. The Eise Eisinga Planetarium allows visitors the chance to learn about the stars and the sky in a fun environment.
Gaasterlan-Sleat has chilly winters, mild springs and pleasant, warm summers. The average low temperatures during the winter months are between -1° and 0° C and the highs are 5° to 6° C. During the spring, the average lows are 3° to 7° C and the highs are 11° to 16° C. The pleasant summers bring lows of 10° to 12° C and highs of 18° to 20° C. The most precipitation occurs during the winter months, with up to 19 days per month.
The closest airport to Gaasterlan-Sleat is Leeuwarden Airport (LWR). Other options include De Kooy Airport (DHR) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). All are just a short drive from Gaasterlan-Sleat. It is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay.