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

The province of Overijssel is in the east of the Netherlands and the capital, Zwolle, is on the banks of the river Ijssel. The river was the reason the area was developed around 800AD when Frisian merchants used the location as a trading point. The area remains largely agricultural although cities such as Zwolle have buildings dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries. It has a varied landscape from river plains, moorland, ridges of hills, arable and sandy areas and the Nature reserves extensively protect wildlife and birds. It is an attractive area for Overijssel holiday rentals.

Things to Do in Overijssel

Walking, driving and cycling in this area are wonderful ways to enjoy the pastoral scenery and local towns. The cities of the Overijssel region offer a pleasant balance of history and activities. Enjoy the many local bars and cafés such as the Public Grand Café along the Zwolle Canal. The café culture includes many pavement tables and cannabis is available for personal use. The area has many sports events for those wanting to participate in or watch football, field hockey and basketball. The area hosts several concerts and festivals including the Street Festival, the Rhythm and Blues Festival and the Student Cabaret.

Places to Visit Around Overijssel

Zwolle has the atmosphere of a large village rather than a city of 112,000. The Roman Catholic Church dates back to 1399 and the church tower, which is known as the pepperpot, is one of the tallest in the Netherlands. The moated castle is worth a visit in Almelo along with the 14th chapel which has a timber spire and the splendid tomb of Count van Rechteren. The pretty town of Giethoorn has more canals than streets and is known as the "Venice of the North". Amsterdam is also within easy reach on a day trip from Overijssen where canal boat trips, museums, churches, flower markets and old houses can all be enjoyed.

Weather in Overijssel

Overijssel has a typical temperate climate with warm damp summers and cool winters. Temperatures generally reach 22°C (72°F) in mid summer and drop to an average 3°C (38°F) in the winter. The Zwolle area can be rainy at any time of year, with around 6-7cm of rainfall.

Travel to Overijssel

The nearest airport to your Overijssel holiday rental is Schipol (AMS) Airport which is in the capital city of Amsterdam. Rotterdam (RTM) Airport also has regular flights from all over Europe.

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                                                                                      Well presented property in lovely forest location

                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                      The Listing description and YouTube videos the owner sent me before we arrived were very helpful The property is well furnished with good quality modern furniture. This quirky property makes an ideal family holiday let. It has a large garden which is well stocked with furniture for outdoor eating and relaxation. The outside of the property and the access road is well lit at night despite being in a forest location. The property is a short car ride from the local town of Holten which has supermarkets, good restaurants (Tastoe restaurant good food/friendly staff/speak English) a town square and easy parking. An international Triathlon was also being staged during our stay which added interest to the town. Holten is a good location and within easy travel distance of various larger towns including Apeldoorn where you will find the Palace Het Loo William III royal family’s summer residence which is well worth a visit. I highly recommend this property and location.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                      Great

                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                      We had a lovely time in beautiful Giethoorn. The house was fabulous and very clean. The view was lovely. Well positioned. We were very lucky because they allowed us to arrive on Easter Sunday, which I was very nervous about. Most of the correspondence happened in German, so Google Translate was my friend. I think there was a bit of confusion, but only because of language differences! There is building work going on in the Estate, but that is only temporary and didn't detract from our holiday. The only other thing I would say, is that the stairs are unbelievably steep!... we have an 18month old, and we had to keep stopping her from going up and down. I think a stair-gate would be helpful for people with very young children. People with mobility problems would also be unable to climb the stairs, but there is a ground-floor bedroom that is accessible. All in all though, a great holiday, would thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                                                      Fantastic holiday at a great place with a very kind host. Many thanks!

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                                                                                      Fantastic holiday at a great place with a very kind host. Many thanks!
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015