Top 10 Things to do in Overijssel Province, The Netherlands

February 26, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Overijssel Province, The Netherlands including De Brink, Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Castle and gardens Twickel, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Sassenpoort, Museum de Fundatie, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, De Oude Aarde, Theater De Spiegel, Avonturenpark Hellendoorn.
Restaurants in Overijssel Province

1. De Brink

De Brink, Deventer, The Netherlands +31 570 640 590
Excellent
47%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

De Brink

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

We revisited De Brink during 'non Dickens festival' time and that gives a different perspective. But, not doubt, De Brink is still the place to be when you visit Deventer. Lots of shops, restaurants and a lot of public space to walk and explore. This is definitely not our last 'De Brink'-visit.

2. Holten Canadian War Cemetery

Eekhoornweg 10, 7451 HR Holten, The Netherlands +31 548 789 161
Excellent
59%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Holten Canadian War Cemetery

Reviewed By VanRiebeeck - Mpumalanga, South Africa

We visited just after 4 May when the Dutch commemorate Remembrance Day for their fallen soldiers, especially those of WWII. Each of the more than 1,500 graves was adorned with two roses. How touching.

3. Castle and Gardens Twickel

Twickelerlaan 7, 7495 VG Delden, The Netherlands +31 74 376 1020
Excellent
52%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Castle and Gardens Twickel

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Twickel is one of the most impressive country estates in the netherlands.
Free entrance,1 euro parking,guided tours of Gardens and interior on appointment,stylish shop-reception building.
The historic house is situated in spacious 18th and 19th century woodlands featuring old oak trees,blueberry and rhododendron ponticum growing on acid soils.
The is a nursery selling roses and hardy garden plants for the garden.
Nursery"de border" also has flower borders to show the results possible.

4. Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Lasondersingel 129-131, 7514 BP Enschede, The Netherlands +31 53 435 8675
Excellent
35%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

We never knew about this gem of Enschede, but the Rijksmuseum Twenthe deserves to be on your list if you love art and enjoyed the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The museum is spacious and much of what you see is a real gift of the late Jan Herman van Heek (a succesful textile entrepreneur and his family) to the city of Enschede, the Dutch people and to visitors from all over the world. Jan Herman van Heek was born in Enschede on 20 October 1873 and died in Doetinchem on 25 January 1957. The museum is very spacious and has lots of important pieces. You will easily spend hours there. We will come back to this museum in the future.

Sassenstraat 53, 8011 PB Zwolle, The Netherlands +31 38 337 4501
Excellent
30%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Sassenpoort

Reviewed By poodle2000 - Houston

This really nice city gate and very tall. I saw it only from the outside. It is a must see when visiting Zwolle and is in the central area. I don't know if it is possible to visit inside but I didn't see anyone going in on the Sunday I visited. I've seen many other nice city gates in the Netherlands and this is to me second only slightly behind the great Koppelspoort in Amersfoort. The area outside the gate has a nice canal.

6. Museum de Fundatie

Paleis a/d Blijmarkt | Blijmarkt 20, 8011 NE Zwolle, The Netherlands +31 572 388 188
Excellent
32%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 568 reviews

Museum de Fundatie

Reviewed By TRIPSPJLEE - Purmerend

We visited Museum de Fundatie last week to visit and enjoy ,, Het Late Licht ,, by Jeroen Krabbé, Jeroen is not only a fantastic Actor but also a most talented painter,

7. Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

Beulakerpad 1, 8326 AH Sint Jansklooster, The Netherlands +31 527 246 644
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

Reviewed By EppoSt - Arnhem, The Netherlands

Great place for a boat trip. Start at Belt-Schutsloot and do not miss Dwarsgracht, little Giethoorn without all the tourists. The water is shallow at places bit great for swimming. We managed to withstand the unwilling service at Geertien in Muggenbeet, if you can it is a comfotable stop. You can leave your boat alongside the restaurant garden. Do not try the pancakes, they are horrible!

8. De Oude Aarde

Binnenpad 43, 8355 BR Giethoorn, The Netherlands +31 521 361 313
Excellent
35%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

De Oude Aarde

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

To me this mineral collection looks quite stunning. I've seen other such collections, but here every piece is displayed in such a way that you pay attention to it. Or maybe it's the beauty of the minerals themselves. There is a large egg of an extinct ostrich, apparently the world's largest fossil egg. And there's more fossils, but that's not the focus of the museum. I think this is a nice distraction from the touristic village of Giethoorn and its boats.

9. Theater De Spiegel

Spinhuisplein 14, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands +31 38 428 8280
Excellent
33%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Theater De Spiegel

Reviewed By MyrtheStouwdam - Breda, The Netherlands

This theatre is modern, clean and has a lot to offer. They have great shows. But keep in mind if you buy one of the cheapest tickets, you'll sit very high and might not see everything as well as you want to. Do not cut down on the price.
Easy to get here by bus and great parking availability just next to the theatre.

10. Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Luttenbergerweg 22, 7447 PB Hellendoorn, The Netherlands +31 548 659 159
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Reviewed By Clive B - Dartford, United Kingdom

We have an annual pass and visited many times during our week-long stay in the area, during which visitor levels varied greatly, from non-existent to very busy, however waiting times for all the rides were never too long and nothing compared to waiting times you’d expect at UK Amusement Parks. Immediately after entry there is a table from where you can pick up site maps/leaflets in either Dutch or German. There is also a measuring station to the right, and here your children can be professionally measured and given a coloured wristband to tell them (and ride operators) which rides they can go on by themselves, which they’ll need to be accompanied on, and which they are still too small to try. These wristbands are also handy to write emergency contact details on, should your child get lost. Inside the park you’ll find a nice balance of rides and something for each member of the family, although this is not a large park by any stretch of the imagination. The three towers are a very popular climbing frame and physical play area, and behind this is a delightful ride area (Dreamer’s Land) for very young children. The rest of the park is a nice mix of traditional rides, and to the far left of the park is the slide-park, where the young and young at heart can enjoy water-slides. Whilst there is a bit of sand, there is no pool, or even paddling pool of any description. The only real failing is at the water-slides, where the low number of changing rooms, creates a bit of a jam upon opening, but is suitable enough in number when the slide park has been open for a while and is in full use. Whilst there is no paddling pool, there is a wet play area for toddlers to enjoy, and around it are a number of seats (always in high demand, perhaps because deckchairs are five euros to hire) and tables for the on-site snack bar, which serves hot and cold food, such as burgers, chips (friet), ham salad rolls, ice creams, and the usual range of hot and cold drinks. It should be stated that the quality of food served here depends greatly on the sole member of staff on duty at the time, and staff would seem to rotate roles on a regular basis. I received a perfect cheeseburger, friet, ham salad roll, however the gentleman who was served by a different member of staff later received a large order of sausages that were all still frozen in the centre, and were returned. I believe that some of food served here is also a bit cheaper than elsewhere within the park, although they don’t serve Krokets, you can only get those in the main restaurant, either to eat in (on China plates), or take away (black plastic plates). The slide park opens much later than the adventure park itself, I assume to allow the water to heat up in the Sunshine (it isn’t heated, or at least didn’t feel like it), so do get all your rides in first, before getting changed, however the slide-park also starts to close down long before the rest of the park, so when you’ve had enough, get back out quickly to the smaller rides first, as these stop before the big ones. Do also ensure you see the stunt show, which was superb. As with many of the other attractions in the area, whilst staff are multilingual, the posters, displays, shows and signs are in Dutch, although there is a very small concession for German speakers here. Overall the park was clean, but there are signs of wear here and there, nothing to put one off any of the rides, however the brick pavement in places wouldn’t be acceptable in the UK, as some raised bricks are a genuine trip hazard. As with many other such parks, there is also a serious lack of shelter should it rain, so this is definitely another fair weather venue, and as such visitor numbers vary depending on the forecast. For a family with children under 12 it is well worth a visit when in the area, but it isn’t world-class.

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