Surroundings: What to See & Do
Hotel Huis ten Wolde is situated in the beautiful forest area of the Eese nature reserve and located next to Steenwijk city, along the border of 3 provinces: Overijssel, Drenthe and Friesland. The surroundings of Huis ten Wolde are diverse and offer a huge variety of activities and attractions.
The water village of Giethoorn is located only a 15 minutes’ drive from the Hotel Huis ten Wolde. Giethoorn is a very idyllic village where you can find countless thatched farms build on small islands connected by more than 170 wooden bridges. The village is almost car free and in an environment full of lakes, canals and forests.
Book our Giethoorn package for the ultimate experience. This package includes a boat tour and tickets to the museums.
De Oude Aarde
De Oude Aarde is the oldest museums in Giethoorn dating back to 1696, an inspirational home to one of the most beautiful collections of minerals and fossils.
Museumboerderij’t Olde Maat Uus
This is an authentic farm museum that takes you through the process of how to farm in the beginning of the last century. Explaining how life in Giethoorn used to be.
Art and culture is certainly an important part of Huis ten Wolde’s DNA, and several museums and galleries with exhibition of artists from the Netherlands and abroad can be found in the neighbourhood.
Do not miss the following art and culture attractions in the surroundings:
The Hilde Krop museum consist of sculptures, graphic work, artwork and furniture by Hilde Krop. When visiting take a stroll in the Rams Woerthe park.
The foundation of gallery Steenwijk aims to organize exhibitions within the field of visual arts. The exhibition high season run from September to May and entrance is always for free.
The Steenwijk City Museum has a focus on five core collections of well-known Steenwijker manufacturers of the last century: Eskaf pottery, Wildebras dolls, Monsieur furniture, Bijkamp silver and the Steenwijker tobacco industry.
To truly enjoy the surrounding of Hotel Huis ten Wolde you should take the opportunity to explore the nature in the area on foot or by bike. We have several cycling and walking routes available. We rent out bikes to your guests.
National Park Weerribben and National Park Dwingelderveld and the Hunebeds at Havelte, are also well worth a visit.
There are several activities for the whole family to enjoy around the Hotel Huis ten Wolde. Boating in Giethoorn, a horse and carriage ride through the woods, a visit to Orchid Hill or ice skating in Thialf.
A few activities we recommend are:
Take a trip on this water shuttle boat that travels seven days a week between Giethoorn, Blokzijl en Sint-Jansklooster.
Visit the largest tropical garden in Europe. Discover all the amazing smells and natural colors from Central America, Australia and Asia.
The Maronesse Vineyard
Since 2004 this vineyard has been producing wine. Guided tours and wine tasting can be enjoyed on this peaceful vineyard.