Book a holiday home in Overijssel for your next family holiday
One of the last parts of the Netherlands to convert to Christianity, the province of Overijssel is located in the eastern part of the country. Its distinctive culture is apparent in capital city, Zwolle, and the main cities of Almelo, Deventer, Enschede and Hengelo as well as the smaller towns such as Ommen. Holiday apartments, holiday rentals, holiday houses and holiday apartments in Overijssel are in plentiful supply and provide excellent value for money.
The culture of Overijssel
Enschede, the largest city in the east of Overijssel, is a bustling student town with numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Its art, architecture and music scene is exceptional, making it the ideal location for a holiday rental or holiday home. Giethoorn, the "Venice of the North", with its network of canals, is another popular destination in the region. The Museum de Fundatie, in the capital city of Zwolle, is a veritable treasure trove for history buffs, while the medieval towns of Ootmarsum and Deventer are also popular with visitors. Deventer is known for its historic Noordenbergkwartier, the St. Lebuinus Church, wth its commaning views of the city, and the Waag, a leaning tower to rival that of Pisa. While in Overijssel be sure to savor local specialties such as Stamppots (mashed potatoes served with sausage or meatballs) and Pannekoeken (a kind of pancake served with a special syrup). The region's cheese farms also make for an interesting and educational family excursion.
Outdoor activities in Overijssel
Those who love equestrian sports will find plenty of opportunities for horse riding when they rent a holiday house or holiday apartment in Overijssel. A guided nature walk at the De Weerribben National Park introduces the visitor to a variety of rare plants, fish and bird species and canoeing, cycling, hiking and fishing are popular family activities in the region. The landscapes of Lutterzand, with their characteristic canals and windmills, as well as the deep forests of Twente and the gentle hills of Salland, make a holiday home in Overijssel the perfect destination for a family break.