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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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    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #686435vb
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      • 3 BR
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        Apartment #2470261
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          Excellent! 4.5/5
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          • 1 BA
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          Bungalow #6085369
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Bungalow #853818vb
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            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #2529983
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                Apartment #1627275
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                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                  (6 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #1764978
                  6
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #1881319
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                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #2521345
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #3966975
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Bungalow #1633091
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                            Very Good! 4/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #1732875
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
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                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Farmhouse #1930639
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6824719
                                    2
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #755172vb
                                      3
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #2464770
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                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Chalet #3966087
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                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #2498147
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                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (34 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                House #1240293
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                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #2284258
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #2284337
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                      Farmhouse #1323282
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #1943495
                                                        3
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Bungalow #1627239
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Villa #6752654
                                                              • 6 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                              Farmhouse #1627285
                                                              4
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Apartment #2522340
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Bungalow #1239910
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                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #1239914
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1083659
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                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                                        Villa #2474184
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #6786259
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                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #1240341
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #1239916
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                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Bungalow #3688154
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                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #1472991
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                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #6799318
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                      Farmhouse #366540vb
                                                                                      23
                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Apartment #2524457
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          House #2538543
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            House #1239906
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              Cottage #1100087
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Exactly what it said on the tin..

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The house was as described exactly right, clean, well equipt, comfy beds and the gas log fire was fantastic. The view from the windows of the lake and wildlife was an added bonus. We had a bad experience in Sicily recently but we shall certainly look at your site first when we consider our next holiday. Thanks to all the staff for being patient and hope you all have a good new year
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                              Comfortable, quiet and clean

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              We had a lovely stay in the forest house. The weather got to -6C outside with a heavy frost but we had a lovely warm living area as there was a good gas fire. There was also a wood fire but we did not use it. The site was close to Nunspeet and I enjoyed the walks in the forest.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                              Lovely house in a beautiful setting

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The house had all the amenities required, it was clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed the large garden with trampoline, we set up our own paddling pool which the kids loved as well as enjoyed riding round on their bikes, it was a perfect setting for our BBQs.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016