Discover Drenthe!

Bored? We don't get bored in Drenthe! In the vicinity of the campsite there are numerous possibilities to explore  on your own. On this page you can read what you can do with your own company in the immediate vicinity of De Lente van Drenthe. Would you like more tips on what to do during your vacation? Then take a look at our page about day attractions in the area.

Aqua sports


At a 5-minute walk from the campsite you will find two large swimming lakes; ‘t Nije Hemelriek and  Gasselterveld. ‘T Nije Hemelriek is the perfect pond for swimming fun with the family. The beach is uncluttered and sloping. It is not very deep, because as an adult you can easily keep your head above water even in the middle of the pool. At the Gasselterveld, this is not the case outside the driveline. Within the indicated area you can swim wonderfully, but outside the line it gets very deep. This lake is therefore suitable for paddle boarding, canoeing, long-distance swimming and diving. Only exercise here with the right equipment. Motorized boats are prohibited here.

Aqua sports
Grab the bike!

Grab the bike!


Drenthe is the cycling province of the Netherlands, a well-deserved title. De Lente van Drenthe is the starting point of our favourite mountain bike route: Gieten-Gasselte. And on the Hondsrug alone you will find 4 other mountain bike routes that you can all connect with each other. Do you prefer to take it a little easier? Then discover the possibilities of the numerous cycling routes. A 2-minute bike ride from the campsite you will find junction 61, your starting point for numerous cycling routes. At the Koerscafé we are happy to give you route tips. Are you going out with children? Then cycle children's route Steenmannetje on Fietse, where you have to solve games with VR glasses and a cycling app during the trip through Drenthe.

Discover the forest


Our campsite is located on the edge of the Gieten-Borger forestry. You can explore the forests by going on your own, but you can also opt for already marked hiking trails. 3 routes start from the beach. Not done hiking yet? Then 3 more routes start at 2 km from the campsite and at the Boomkroonpad (5 km from the campsite) 5 start, one of which even goes along a hunebed.

Discover the forest
Experience Drenthe

Experience Drenthe


Don't forget to experience the real Drenthe during your holiday in Drenthe. Visit the Balloo flock of sheep, search for all 52 hunebeds and taste the Drenthe Heidekoek from Bakker Job in Gieten. We can also recommend a visit to the monument village of Orvelte or the green villages of Exloo and Zuidlaren. Are you coming to Drenthe at the end of the summer? Then you should not skip a walk on the blooming heather of Drenthe.

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