Historical city walk:
This is a walk along the most important monuments in Vollenhove. A visit to the St. Nicolas Church (the Great Church) is included. Here we'll pay attention to architecture, church interior and church practices.
In the historical garden of "Marxveld" we'll talk about the many centuries of garden landscaping.
From the tower of the Small Church, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the town. In the garden and park of "Old Ruitenborgh" there's a manor which used to be the city hall for many years. This city also offers beautiful facades and the original medieval street pattern can still clearly be recognised. A visit to the old store and the Cultural Historical Centre is also possible.
The area around Vollenhove is shaped by one of the Netherlands' push moraines. It's surrounded by peatland. This excursion included a visit to:
The geological monument (moraine profile), with remains of boulder clay cliffs and a meltwater valley;
Visitor centre "De Wieden" peatland / accretion processes etc.);
Possibilities for soil drilling;
A tour over moraines and along characteristic farmhouses, old hedgerows and castle "De Oldenhof".
The Cultural Historical Centre, Bisschopstraat 36, Vollenhove offers guided city walks. More information about this is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get on your bike, in a boat or get your hiking shoes and discover the beautiful Waterreijk Weeribben Wieden with its many picturesque towns and villages. Hear the silence, feel the space, smell the scent and taste the typical hospitality of Waterreijk Weeribben Wieden. This is the area where's you're really away, but still a little bit at home.
Vollenhove is a small town with a rich history. In the year 994, the town was mentioned for the first time in the Netherlands under the name Fulnaho (bird forest). It was a large forest and an important area for hunting. In the following years, the town of Vollenhove grew bigger. In the 12th century a fortress and a church were built.
Weerribben Wieden is a beautiful region in the northwest of Overijssel. A region where you can sail, cycle, and hike through the beautiful forest, reeds, water landscapes, and picturesque towns, such as Giethoorn and Blokzijl. The area is also known for the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, the largest lowland peat moor area of northwestern Europe. In this versatile area, plants, animals and people feel at home.
There are many miles of hiking and cycling routes spread across the beautiful nature reserve. These will lead you past the most beautiful parts of nature and many unique villages and towns in this fantastic piece of Overijssel.