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Overijssel is known for its polders, lakes and streams. But you will also find beautiful historic cities such as Zwolle, Kampen and Deventer. Especially Giethoorn is a well-known place for tourists. Giethoorn is also called the Venice of the Netherlands. You will also find the large area of Twente in Overijssel. In Twente you will find cities such as Enschede, Hengelo and Oldenzaal. The province offers a lot of variety in the field of nature and Overijssel is also a suitable destination with children.
Zwolle is a lively city with a medieval center. Zwolle is also the capital of the province. Zwolle has a beautiful theater, many different shops, a variety of fantastic hotels and restaurants and various beautiful parks. This city has what you expect from a modern city, while retaining the intimacy of the past. Zwolle is characterized by its centuries-old facades, city walls and towers, the 600-year-old Sassenpoort and the star-studded city canal, lined with imposing mansions and trees. The pepper-bust tower is characteristic of Zwolle. The tower is a real eye-catcher. You can also climb it for a view of the city.
Kampen is, just like Zwolle, a Hanseatic city. Kampen has a centuries-long tradition of trade and shipping. This tradition shines through when you explore Kampen. The city has many city monuments. The best way to discover these is to take a city walk. For example, you can walk past the Sint Nicolaaskerk, the Gothic house, the city gates and a replica of "De Kamper Hanze Kogge", a medieval trading ship. If you want to gather more information about the history of the city, you can visit the Stedelijk Museum.
Just like in Kampen and Zwolle, the rich history of Deventer shines through the entire city. Deventer was also a Hanseatic city. Deventer is also best discovered by taking a walk through the city. The town hall and the Lebuïnuskerk are special in the city. If you like to visit a museum, both Museum de Waag and the Toy Museum are good options. For a nice view you can take a walk along the river. Deventer is also known for cultural events such as the book market, Deventer op Stelten and Dickens Festijn.
Giethoorn is a small village with an idyllic atmosphere. It is located in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park. There are numerous thatched-roof farms spread over small islands connected by more than 170 wooden bridges. Due to the abundance of water, the islands are therefore only accessible via bridges or with a typical Gieters boat. These boats are called "punters". When visiting Giethoorn you can also explore the area with such a punt. But you can also opt for a whisper boat or tour boat.
Enschede is a versatile city. It is, among other things, a wonderful city for shopping. The city consists of an old center and a new center. In the old center are the cozy restaurants and terraces. The shops are located in the new center. Enschede organizes more and more events every year, such as Freshtival and Grolsch Summer Sounds. Near Enschede is De Waarbeek, an amusement park for children. The Waarbeek has a toboggan run, you can ride the bumper cars and an old-fashioned carousel.
Nature in Twente
The Twente region is known for its beautiful landscape. The area borders Germany. It is a hilly area. Springendal is one of the highlights of nature in Twente. This area is also called "the garden of the Netherlands". Twente is especially loved by travelers who go on a cycling holiday. Every year they come to the villages of Denekamp, De Lutte, Losser, Ootmarsum, Tubbergen and Weerselo.
Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park
The Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park is located near Nijverdal. The Sallandse Heuvelrug is an extensive nature reserve with forests and heaths. In fact, the heathland is one of the longest connected heathlands in Europe. The stone marten, badger, polecat, fox, roe deer and about 75 species of birds are permanent residents of the nature reserve. There are several viewpoints on the Sallandse Heuvelrug, where you can enjoy the beautiful nature and peaceful flora and fauna.
Adventure park Hellendoorn and Amusement park Slagharen
For amusement parks in Overijssel you can go to Hellendoorn and Slagharen. Both parks are ideal for families with children. In Slagharen there are attractions for the little ones as well as exciting attractions for older children or adults. You will also find a Mexican water park there. In Avonturenpark Hellendoorn there are more than 30 attractions and shows. The park is aimed at families with children up to the age of 12. You can also play laser games there.
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