IJhorst and its surroundings

There's plenty to see and do around Resort Reestervallei

Top attractions near holiday
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In the immediate surroundings of holiday park Resort Reestervallei, there’s plenty to see and do! On this page, we’ve tried to give you a complete overview of everything you can see and do in the area. Still, don’t hesitate to stop by our reception desk. Our team will gladly tell you all about our beautiful province!

The holiday resort itself is a great place to be, with its cosy catering establishments and terrace facing the outdoor pool. The little ones will love the many play areas, both on site and nearby, such as the barefoot path in the forest with its reeds and water. The wood is the perfect place to be for fox hunting. Then treat yourself to a visit to De Zwarte Dennen, a pond with an adjoining sandy beach.  

The resort is surrounded by nature, but if you want to step it up a notch, take a 30-minute drive to the Veluwe or to the Wieribben-Wieden national park, with its dense vegetation and overgrown waterways, floating islands, reed beds and low-nutrient meadows. Admire the typical marsh inhabitants, such as birds, fish, mammals and insects, among the diverse vegetation and unique flora. 

The Luttelgeest orchid farm is also a unique spot, a world full of colourful orchids, loris and butterflies. This inspiring environment is located 30 km from Resort Reestervallei. Keen on seeing more animals? Ooievaarsbuitenstation De Lokkerij is an outdoor stork centre that deserves a visit, just like the popular Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen, just 40 minutes from the resort. 

The Venice of the North An inspiring location, just a 30-minute drive from the resort, is without a doubt the “Venice of the North”, Giethoorn. Treat yourself to a unique experience and book a boat trip around the famous village! Another interesting attraction is Museum Staphorst, where you will discover the secrets and history of a village that refuses to let go of its traditions. Keen to combine culture and shopping? Definitely head to Meppel, a 15-minute drive from the holiday resort near IJhorst. Meppel is a small town, but it has so much to offer. Its rich history in trade has left its mark on the town, with many warehouses and other monuments scattered all over the centre. More culture, history and shopping fun? Then Zwolle is the place to be, just a 30-minute drive from the holiday resort. 

More interested in Dutch history? Then the dolmens of Havelte should definitely be on your list. These megalithic tombs are five thousand years old. Havelte is just 13 km from the resort.

Slagharen is nearby If you’re looking for action and adventure for the kids, just 17 km from Resort Reestervallei you will find the famous Slagharen amusement park. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a day out with the family, from the Wild West to Mexico, Carnival in New Orleans and much more. The little ones will definitely enjoy a trip to Plopsa Indoor Coevorden to step into the world of their heroes, from Mega Mindy to Kabouter Plop, Piet Piraat, Bumba and K3 Disco. In the heart of the village of Exloo, in Drenthe, you will find Kabouterland, the land of gnomes, trolls and animals guaranteed to brighten up your day. The kids will love the many indoor and outdoor play areas. 

Ice Sculpture Festival

Ice Sculpture Festival

Zwolle

Welcome into a magical and spectacular world of ice and snow sculptures of up to 6 metres tall!

Winter Slagharen

Winter Slagharen

Slagharen

Discover the winter in Slagharen every weekend in December and during the Christmas holidays!

Children's activities

Children's activities

Reestdal

For children there is much to discover in and around the Reestdal! Hours of active entertainment and fun in nature. Nice tracking and discovering tracks; a bit of an experience! Take a look at the possibilities.

Fiets- en wandelroutes

Fiets- en wandelroutes

Reestervallei

The area of Resort Reestervallei offers the perfect setting for cycling trips! The resort is located right next to a bicycle route hub, and you'll be able to explore the area from here. More information is available at Route.nl

Fiets4daagse 2020

Fiets4daagse 2020

Drenthe
07-07-2020 - 10-07-2020

De Drentse Fiets4Daagse is altijd #oergezellig! Schrijf je in en boek gelijk een accommodatie bij Resort Reestervallei voor een verblijf in de buurt!

Heuveltjes Bosbad

Heuveltjes Bosbad

Balkbrug

Het Heuveltjesbosbad is mooi gelegen in het Reestdal. Door de gunstige ligging tussen de bomen, is het bij een beetje zon al goed vertoeven op het zwembad.

Dolmen Center

Dolmen Center

Borger

Over 5000 years ago, a farming people constructed imposing crypts, knows as dolmens. The Dolmen Center offers you an impressive journey into prehistory.

Dolmen at Havelte

Dolmen at Havelte

D53 has a length of nearly 18 meters, the second largest dolmen in the Netherlands and is together with D27 the top product of the northern Dutch-Neolithic dolmen architecture. It has 21 side stones, four keystones and 9 covering stones, resting back all neatly on the carrying stones since a restoration in 1950.

Kabouterland

Kabouterland

Exloo

In the heart of the Drente village of Exloo, you will find Kabouterland. This place offers a great day full of gnomes, trolls and animals. In addition, it offers various playgrounds, both indoors and outdoors.

Museum

Museum

Staphorst

Museum farm Staphorst shows you the diverse and colorful culture of Staphorst.

NP Weerribben-Wieden

NP Weerribben-Wieden

Sint Jansklooster

The national park "Weerribben-Wierden" is surely worth the effort to pay a visit to. It's the largest connected low -peat moor in northern-western Europe.

De Lokkerij

De Lokkerij

De Schiphorst

Stichting Ooievaarsbuitenstation 'De Lokkerij' Reestdal. Here you'll learn all about this special bird, as well as meet it face to face.

Orchid garden

Orchid garden

Luttelgeest

A tropical paradise, a world of colorful orchids, lorikeets, and butterflies.

Pitch And Putt

Pitch And Putt

Ruinerwold

In the characteristic landscape of Drenthe, the first Pitch and Putt 'Koekange' course of The Netherlands is constructed in 1998. The 18-hole course, which fits perfectly well within the landscape, is situated in the extension of the farmhouse "Lange Tieme".

Plopsa Indoor

Plopsa Indoor

Coevorden

This indoor theme park takes your kids between 2 and 8 years on their first big adventure. Be enchanted by the Bumba Show and 25 indoor and outdoor attractions. Discover the mysterious Anubis, dance along with K3 and go on an exciting adventure with Vic The Viking!

Play and ice cream farm

Play and ice cream farm

Ruinerwold

De Drentse Koe is a play and ice cream farm with a playground, bouncy castle, indoor and outdoor playground, corn maze and of course homemade ice cream.

Play Pond

Play Pond

Punthorst

In and around the pond Zwarte Dennen in the boswachterij Staphorst you can play. The sandy beaches are suitable for toddlers and kids can also enjoy themselves out side of the water on the playground. 

Staphorst is trendy

Staphorst is trendy

Staphorst is trendy! In recreation and products. In Staphorst you find the Museum Staphorst, the Staphorster Stipwerk and several nice trails.

Wildlands

Wildlands

Emmen

At Wildlands you can go on a world expedition in a single day. At Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, you travel with others – your expedition companions – through the jungle, the Arctic, and the savannah. Like a true globetrotter discovering new worlds, you come face to face with wild animals and thrilling adventures.

Elliptisch fietsen

Elliptisch fietsen

Meppel

Elliptisch fietsen is een geweldige manier om de omgeving te verkennen en een leuke en effectieve manier van trainen. De ElliptiGO is geschikt voor iedereen – kinderen, volwassenen, recreanten en geblesseerden. 

Attractiepark Slagharen

Attractiepark Slagharen

Slagharen

Ontdek het Wilde Westen van Nederland in Attractie-& Vakantiepark Slagharen. Beleef als cowboy of indiaan een geweldig avontuur in meer dan dertig spannende attracties en verbluffende shows! 

Idyllisch Beekdal

Idyllisch Beekdal

Startpunt Balkbrug

In the Idyllic Brook Valley you can enjoy the original nature. During this varied cycling route you can enjoy the unique brook landscape Het Reestdal between Meppel and Balkbrug to the fullest. You will cycle along the meandering peat stream de Reest on the border of Overijssel and Drenthe, among other things. 

Giethoorn

Giethoorn

Giethoorn

A visit to Giethoorn of course also includes a trip across the water. Imagine you're sitting at the helm of a whispering boat or a sloop all by yourself, supported by a guide during a round trip or you're active in a canoe or in a traditional Giethoorn punter. 

Adventure path

Adventure path

Staphorst

Come and feel the forest, smell, taste, hear and see... On the Perception Trail you'll find a noisy hut, a colour room, a maze and much more. You can also walk, cycle, discover and swim.

Landscape

Landscape

Overijssel

Beautiful forests, small fields full of cornflowers and poppies and unique hay pads with special flowers and butterflies. Experience the most beautiful places by discovering the landscape of Overijssel.

Summer markets

Summer markets

Resort Reestervallei

In the vicinity of Resort Reestervallei there are several markets to discover and visit this summer!

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