Drenthe, Netherlands

Drenthe, Netherlands

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Where to stay around Drenthe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 211 holiday lettings near Drenthe. From 133 houses to 22 farmhouses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Drenthe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Drenthe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Drenthe. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Municipality of Assen: 73 holiday homes
  • Hollandscheveld: 114 holiday homes
  • Diever: 108 holiday homes
  • Emmen: 85 holiday homes
  • Vincent Van Gogh Huis: 172 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Drenthe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Drenthe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Drenthe with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Hollandscheveld: 114 holiday lettings
  • Diever: 108 holiday lettings
  • Emmen: 85 holiday lettings
  • Norg: 45 holiday lettings
  • Dwingeloo: 133 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Drenthe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Drenthe. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vincent Van Gogh Huis: 172 holiday rentals
  • TT Circuit Assen: 223 holiday rentals
  • Orvelte Village Museum: 216 holiday rentals
  • Roompot Vakanties Bospark Lunsbergen: 191 holiday rentals
  • Assen Station: 216 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Drenthe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Drenthe, Netherlands your home away from home

Drenthe is the cycling capital of the Netherlands. It is in the northeast of the country and is the most scenic and least populated area of the Netherlands. The area is criss-crossed with a network of cycle paths and the quiet country roads making it perfect for cycling, especially as the region is quite flat. Old farms and villages stand as they have for centuries, and the forests and heath provide delightful scenery for exploring. It is the perfect place to unwind with a Drenthe self catering holiday cottage.

Things to Do in Drenthe

Drenthe is best known for cycling and there are many places where you can hire a bicycle for an hour, or for the whole week. It is also ideal for walking and hiking or for taking scenic driving tours. Horseback riding is also popular through the forests and old bridle paths. The countryside offers a host of sights including the old “hunebedden” which are grave markers. The area lends itself perfectly to bird spotting and nature watching, particularly in the marshes of the wildlife sanctuary De Weerribben. Go punting (a boat like a gondola) on the waterways around Giethoorn .

Places to Visit in Drenthe

Cycle to Havelte past the Saxon farms and ride along the Havelterberg to the two dolmen - huge stones stacked on top of each other as grave markers. Also, in the Koelingsveld between Vledder and Doldersum, look for the burial mounds dating from 1000 to 500 years BC. Visit the Smilde forests near Diever and explore some of the scenic villages around Lhee. Orvelte offers a fascinating look at the history of Drenthe as the whole village is a living museum. The Dairy Factory is a fascinating place to visit. See how organic cheese is made, just as it was when the factory opened in 1899, then try some tasty samples. Hijkerveld is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary in one of the most scenic areas around your Drenthe holiday rental. Groningen should also be visited as it is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands.

Weather in Drenthe

Drenthe has moderate temperatures all year round. Winters are fairly mild, around 4°C (39°F) during the day and possibly freezing at night. Summer temperatures reach 22°C (72°F) in July and August. The area has around 5cm (2inches) of rainfall every month which may fall as drizzly showers.

Travel to Drenthe

There are several easy ways to reach a holiday home in Drenthe. The nearest airport is Schipol (AMS) Airport in Amsterdam. From there you can pick up regular trains and buses to Giethoorn or hire a car. You can also take the ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, then a train and bus to Giethoorn. Alternatively you can drive to the area, enjoying some of the lovely Netherlands scenery on the way.