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Overijssel: a piece of the Netherlands, for a dynamic holiday

For a weekend away with a group of friends, a midweek with just the two of you, or a lengthy holiday with the whole family, in the Netherlands you will find enough destinations for this. Take the eastern province of Overijssel, for example. Here, you can rent a holiday home in the woods, at the waterfront or in the middle of the countryside. Would you also like to visit Germany? Then book one of our holiday homes in Salland or Twente in the east of Overijssel. These regions border on Germany. Overijssel is also situated between the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Drenthe, Flevoland and Friesland. The landscape of Overijssel has polders, lakes and streams, making it an ideal destination for lovers of the water-rich Netherlands. The holiday homes at Giethoorn are very popular for a short holiday. This wetland village with its many canals is also called Dutch Venice. The many cosy Hanseatic towns are also ideal for a city trip. Or, during your holiday in Overijssel, visit the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, where you can discover a special and water-rich countryside in peace and quiet. In any case, during a stay in a holiday home, Overijssel offers enough sights, attractions, sports activities and nightlife to fill an entire holiday for all persons.

Sightseeing in Overijssel: history and science for curious people

One of the top attractions in Overijssel is Giethoorn with its more than 176 bridges. Here it seems as if every house has its own island. The best way to explore Giethoorn is by boat. During your presence in this water-rich village, you can also visit the Giethoornse Museumboerderij 't Olde Maat Uus from around 1800. You can see here what daily life in Giethoorn used to be like. For those who love technology, it is interesting to visit one of the shipyards where original Gieterse punters and flatbottoms are still made. You can also book one of the holiday homes in the larger towns of Overijssel, and discover the interesting history there. Visit the historic Sassenpoort in Zwolle, or take a look inside the beautiful Dominican monastery. Art lovers should definitely visit Ootmarsum in Twente. The historic town is full of art galleries. Rent a holiday home nearby, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Or go to the German town of Nordhorn which is about half an hour by car. Are your children accompanying you to a holiday park in Overijssel? Then take them to Cosmos, which is also close to Ootmarsum. This observatory has the largest telescope in the Netherlands, an observatory and a planetarium, among other things.

Book one of our holiday homes in Overijssel during an event

Events are regularly organised in the dynamic province of Overijssel. Go back in time with Dickens during the Dickens vestival in Deventer. Every year in December, you can come across Ebenezer Scrooge or Oliver Twist for a whole weekend. A completely different type of event can be found every year in Enschede. GOGBOT, where art, music, technology and multimedia meet. There are exhibitions or performances at various locations in the city. In smaller towns such as Ootmarsum and IJhorst, there are also happenings that offer you nice trips from your bungalow park in Overijssel. Old crafts, a flea market and a children's market can be found during the summer Siepelmarkt in Ootmarsum. Or admire the beautiful colourful flowers during the annual Flora Ootmarsum, where fuchsias are the main focus of attention. If you like flea markets, you should definitely go to those of IJhorst. It takes place every first Saturday morning of the month in this village in Overijssel. Rent one of the larger holiday homes in case you come across beautiful things.

Activities you can do while staying in a holiday home in Overijssel

Overijssel is an excellent province for people who like to be active. In the vicinity of your holiday park in Overijssel, you can cycle and walk through the beautiful landscape. If you really want to head into the countryside, a stay in one of the holiday homes in Overijssel offers several options. Rent a whisper boat in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, for example, and discover this largest low moor marsh in Europe in complete silence. You may just meet the rare otter among the reeds. But you are more likely to spot an egret or a cormorant. If you are in a holiday home in Overijssel in the winter, take your skates with you. Because if it freezes hard enough, you can skate in Giethoorn during your holiday in Overijssel. You will hardly find any more atmospheric skating rinks than in this special village in the Netherlands. In the warmer months, there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water in Overijssel. This can be at the swimming pool of a bungalow park in Overijssel, or the subtropical swimming paradise in Haaksbergen. Or just look for a beach at one of the lakes or ponds.

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Holiday in Overijssel - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in Overijssel?

At Belvilla, You can choose from 200+ Belvilla houses in Overijssel.

What are the most important places to visit in Overijssel?

Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, The Haque, Maastricht, Edam, Leiden, Giethoorn are some of the important places to visit in Overijssel.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Overijssel?

Some of the must-try activities in Overijssel are:

  • Visiting Museums and Theme Parks
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Hiking In Buurserzand
  • Slagharen Light Show
  • Skating
What are the recommended dishes in Overijssel?

Some of the recommended dishes in Overijssel are Andijviestamppot,  Achterhoek, Venison and Mushrooms, Oliebollen, and Dutch candies.

When is the ideal time to visit Overijssel?

The ideal time to visit Overijssel is between June to August.

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