Brinckerduyn is the perfect base for a nice walk. Woods, heathland, shifting sands and stream valley grasslands can be found in the Drents-Friese Wold, departing from the park in no time. But don't forget National Park Dwingelderveld, which is also well worth a visit! Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just looking for a walk to get some fresh air, you will find our top ten here.
During your luxury wellness holiday at Brinckerduyn, you must have visited National Park Drents-Friese Wold. The area, which runs across the border of Drenthe and Friesland, is one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands and is among the most beautiful and important nature reserves in Europe! Which route will you follow through this beautiful part of the Netherlands?
Starting point: Outdoor centre Drents-Friese Wold
A walking route for the avid hiker. The route takes you through woods, sand flats, dunes and heathland. You first follow the white posts of the Terwisscha walk, then the red and white posts of the connecting route and finally the red posts of the Aekingerzand route.
Starting point: Parking place Aekingerzand, Canadaweg
The Kale Duinen route goes through the drifting sand area of the Drents-Friese Wold. There are also moorland sheep here, which makes the route extra fun during lambing season. As the route goes through the sand, it is not suitable for pushchairs and prams. The route is marked with red signs.
Starting point: Parking place Bosweg, Hoogersmilde
With small children from 4 to 12 years old, it is fun to walk the experience path in Hoogersmilde. On the route, you will encounter ten things that children can do such as pumping water and clambering over stones. The route is marked with red signs.
Starting point: Klimbos van Appelscha
A few steps away from Brinckerduyn is the Bosberg hiking trail. You pass the Bosberg tower here, so go up there. Restaurant De Bosberg is also nearby, a great place for a nice lunch or a drink. Dogs are allowed to run free on the walking route, which is marked with dark blue signs.
Starting point: Buitencentrum Drents-Friese Wold
Is your four-legged friend on holiday with you? Then walk the Wet Noses route, as dogs are allowed to run free on a large part of the route. The route is marked with yellow signs and the signs also indicate where dogs are allowed to run loose.
Starting point: Kamp Westerbork, Hooghalen
This walking route is about 20 minutes' drive from Brinckerduyn. The route passes the former Camp Westerbork, the Hingsteveen and the Radio Observatory. The route is therefore easy to combine with a visit to the Remembrance Centre and the Radio Observatory.
Starting point: Bosberg 1 in Appelscha
Looking for a real challenge? Then make it a walking holiday and hike the 100 km of Appelscha. The route takes you through a varied landscape: forest, heathland, sand drifts, raised bog and agricultural landscape. The route can be walked in both directions.
National Park Dwingelderveld, also called the great silent wet heath of Drenthe, is the largest contiguous wet heathland in Western Europe. Go for a leisurely walk along beautiful landscapes and wave to the flocks of sheep walking freely in the heathland. Enjoy the endless and undisturbed horizon of south-west Drenthe. Which walking route will you choose to discover this breathtaking stretch of heathland?
Starting point: Visitor centre Dwingelderveld, Ruinen
A long walk through the Anserdennen and across the wet heath. The route is good to combine with a visit to sheepfold Ruinen or the watchtower. The route can be recognised by the white arrows.
Starting point: Parking Spierigerweg, Dwingeloo
Nice route through the Dwingelderveld. The winding paths lead you through the former bog area. You walk through woods, heathland and fens. The route is marked with dark blue signs.
Starting point: Parkeerplaats Smalbroek, Spier
Lovely walk along the Lheebroekerzand with its juniper bushes and along the Witteveen in the Dwingelderveld. The route follows wide paths and can be recognised by the yellow signs.
A walking holiday at Brinckerduyn is the perfect holiday for you and your dog. Let your dog run free on the Bosberg route and a large part of the Wet Noses route. Your four-legged friend has earned a little pampering moment too.
Will you take on the adventure and choose to hike the 'The 100 km of Appelscha' walking route? Make sure you are well prepared for your walking holiday. Our tips: get in shape, walk shorter routes first and build up, keep an eye on the weather and bring sturdy shoes. On your return, your private wellness is waiting for you, so you can relax your muscles and your mind after a long walk