Drenthe Mini Guide


It’s time to discover the hidden gem of the Netherlands: Drenthe! With its serene landscapes, rich history, and cozy charm, Drenthe is a favorite destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike. We’ve selected some unforgettable spots that should be on everyone’s list when visiting this beautiful province. In other words: Drenthe is a must-visit!

Drenthe Nature


For a dreamy glamping experience: stay in a luxurious tent with a Finnish sauna and an outdoor bath at Weidzz Natuurlodge. Sleep like a baby on comfortable beds, waking up to the sound of birdsong. In the morning, the lovely owners bring a delicious breakfast, even a takeaway one if you’re up early. Of course there are plenty more options in Drenthe, check them all here!

Weidzz Natuurlodge - Drenthe

Breakfast Drenthe Weidzz Natuurlodge

Jacuzzi Weidzz Natuurlodge, Drenthe


The cuisine in Drenthe is influenced by its agricultural heritage, focusing on hearty, simple, and locally-sourced ingredients. Some typical foods you can expect in Drenthe Roggebrood (Rye Bread) a dark bread is made from rye flour. Drentse Aardappels (Drenthe Potatoes) The traditional dish Hutspot and Asparagus. You can find many of these ingredients and dishes across the many restaurants in the area, and below you can find the ones we tried.

Herberg de Aelderstroom

Herberg de Aelderstroom offers a culinary delight! Enjoy a surprising menu with herbs from their own garden, and be pampered by the super friendly host. He even made fantastic non-alcoholic drinks that paired perfectly with the menu. The cozy atmosphere and the tour of the inn, including the hunting room and sheepfold, made it extra special. Reserve your spot here.

Herberg Aelderstroom Drenthe

Restaurant Voscheheugte

Dining at Voscheheugte is a treat! The interior feels like a cozy living room, and outside you sit snug under a large tarp tent with fairy lights. The food is delicious and the staff incredibly friendly. No wonder it’s always busy here. It’s located in the middle of nature, perfect if you’re staying at the nearby campsite.

Restaurant de Drentsche Aa

After canoeing, relax at Restaurant de Drentsche Aa. The terrace by the water is beautiful, but inside is also cosy. Enjoy dishes like Groninger mustard soup and friendly service. The relaxed atmosphere found throughout Drenthe completes the experience. de-drentsche-aa.nl

Restaurant ‘t Oelnbret

For a decent lunch, head to Restaurant ‘t Oelnbret. Whether you choose a three-course menu or à la carte, indoors or on the terrace (weather permitting), the food was not out of this world, but enjoyable. I enjoyed a tuna sandwich while my friend savored a hamburger. oelnbret.nl 

Restaurant ‘t Oelnbret

Eko Tours – Early Birds Excursion

Up early for the Early Birds excursion, but it’s worth it! Ride through the Drenthe nature at sunrise in electric buggies, feeling like you have the world to yourself. Our enthusiastic guide shared everything about the nature, and we even spotted deer and rabbits. The guides are volunteers who know the area inside out. Book it here!

Vroege vogels excursie Drenthe

Weiteveen, Bargerveen – Excursion with Guide Henry

A super fun walk through Bargerveen with guide Henry. Start at the largest sheepfold in the Netherlands and explore the heath as Henry enthusiastically shares the history and future of the area. Time flies by and you finish off with an ice cream sundae at the restaurant next to the sheepfold. Book this guided tour here!

Guided tour Drenthe

Weiteveen, Geopark de Hondsrug

Recreatie Breeland – Canoeing on the Hunze

Escape the hustle and bustle with a canoe trip on the Hunze at Recreatie Breeland. After a friendly welcome and simple instructions, you paddle calmly through narrow streams and under bridges. Enjoy the peace and sounds of nature around you. You can store your valuables in a waterproof barrel. After a short portage over the dike, continue paddling on the Hunze. Perfect for clearing your mind!

Canoe trip Drenthe

Canoe trip Drenthe

I think we can agree that Drenthe offers the perfect mix of adventure, nature, and culinary delights for an unforgettable vacation or few day getaway! For more info about Drenthe and the many different options, check this website!

X Lonneke

*Lonneke is one of our editors at team Wander-Lust. She works as a model, is up for adventure and lives in Amsterdam with her two beautiful children and partner.

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