Are you in the mood for a good long walk? If so, Drenthe is the perfect place for you. Nowhere else you will find such a diverse landscape filled with broad views and cosy traditional villages – you’ll discover a new vista around every corner!

Walking routes

Drenthe is a true walking province. Go for a long walk through the natural landscape, or enjoy a short city or village tour. There are all sorts of routes in Drenthe – pick a route and follow the markers or download a route here. We hope you’ll enjoy lots of walking fun!

Een foto vanaf de grond genomen met een man die midden in het bos staat.

Tip: Van Gogh Walking routes

You can explore Drenthe on foot just like Vincent did. We have created four special walking routes. They take you past places where Vincent left his footprints 140 years ago.

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Visitor centre and walking centre

If you want to be well prepared before you set out, start your walk at a visitor centre where you’ll find all of the necessary information about the nature reserves and the Natural Parks. There are plenty of fun activities for children and you can also participate in guided excursions and take a tour with a forester.

Kinderen lopen in het bos over boomstammen.

Walking through Drenthe’s natural landscape

National Park Dwingelderveld

The largest uninterrupted wet heath in the Netherlands. Experience true peace and quiet, meet the sheep that roam the area and visit idyllic traditional villages.

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Luchtfoto van een herdershond die de kudde bijeen drijft op een heideveld bij het water. Grote vlakte met zand, paarse heide en enkele bomen. Een drone shot van het Dwingelderveld, met water en bos

National Park Drents-Friese Wold

The Drents-Friese Wold is one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands. Walk or cycle through 6,000 acres of forest, heath, sand drifts, and stream valleys.

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Een bos van bovenaf met boomtoppen in herfstkleuren. Stuifzandgebied met heide in een Nationaal Park.

National Park Drentsche Aa

The beautiful stream Drentsche Aa meanders through the landscape. Meet the biggest flock of sheep in Drenthe and enjoy the characteristic Drenthe hospitality in the traditional local villages.

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Luchtfoto van een kronkelende beek. Groene graslanden en een slingerend beekje in Drenthe.