Museums, monuments, nature reserves and amusementparks
Sights and attractions
In the vicinity of Resort de Arendshorst are not only nice villages and cities, but also many other attractions that are worthwhile. For more information about the environment or brochure material, ask at the reception.
The Lemelerberg is a moraine with a height of sixty meters. Just like the Sallandse Heuvelrug, the Lemelerberg originated in the penultimate ice age. The Lemelerberg is characterized by heathland, deciduous forest and swaying sand plains. Other ‘mountains’ from the same period are the Besthemenerberg and the Archemerberg. On top of the Lemelerberg there is a large boulder brought there during the ice age. The area is excellent for beautiful hiking and cycling tours.
Sculpture Garden Witharen
Sculpture garden Witharen is the company of furniture maker Louis van Vilsteren and ceramist Thea Dijkema. They live and work here for over 26 years, and both have their own workshop. In gallery de Schaapskooi, Louis shows his furniture. In ceramics atelier de haystack Thea has her work and exhibition space. In addition, there is a beautiful sculpture garden of 15,000m2. Every year a new Summer exhibition is set up with more than 100 works from 10 to 12 different guest artists. New artists every year, and therefore new work.
Adventure park Hellendoorn
Adventure park Hellendoorn is an amusement park for everyone! The park is hidden in the woods. Discover more than 30 attractions such as roller coasters, whitewater rides, laser games and play opportunities for the smallest guests. There are also spectacular shows and various events. In short, an amusement park that is fun for young and old. The adventure park also has a water amusement park that is definitely worth it.
Photo: Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe
The Hoge Veluwe & Kröller-Müller Museum
The Hoge Veluwe park is a national park in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The park is now about 5,400 hectares. At the Hoge Veluwe, besides a multifaceted natural landscape, there is also room for cultural-historical elements, architecture and visual art. For example, the Kröller-Müller Museum is part of the park. Here you can find a large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, but also works by other painters and artists. The sculpture garden of the museum is certainly worth the effort.
The fortified village of Bourtange lies near Westerwolde near the German border. Bourtange is a reconstruction of the original fortress of 1742. Walk over the drawbridge into the fortified village and step into the past.There are many sights and it is nice to take a walk around the ramparts. There are also several cozy shops and catering establishments. Spectacular events are regularly organized.
Pay a visit to the Orchideeën Hoeve in Luttelgeest. This tropical park is completely overhaul and brings distant parts of the world very close. Be surprised by the most beautiful plants, flowers and animals. Visit Europe’s largest butterfly garden, play with the parrots and go on an adventure in the Mangrove forest. Where at one moment you are still in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, you will be sucked into a fairytale flower world the next. In addition to countless flowers and plants, there are also monkeys, butterflies, catfish and other animals.