Blokzijl is within walking distance of the campsite. With its harbour, seventeenth-century facades, terraces, narrow streets and alleys, it is an attraction for tourists and water sports enthusiasts. Click here for more information about Blokzijl. Click here for the events that take place annually in this beautiful town.
The Weerribben and the Wieden
Weerribben-Wieden National Park is the largest peat bog in Western Europe. This nature reserve is within cycling distance of our campsite. This nature reserve is an oasis of space and tranquility. Here you will find ponds and ditches, vast reedlands, meadows full of flowers and dense swamp forests. A beautiful place within cycling distance of De Duin. Click here for more information about the Weeribben and the Wieden.
UNESCO World Heritage:
Colonies of Benevolence Frederiksoord-Wilhelminaoord
This cultural heritage of the Society of Benevolence is one of nine monuments, buildings and landscapes in the Netherlands that are on the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage. Traces of the Colonies of Benevolence are still visible in Willemsoord. With the characteristic straight road decorated with houses, lots of greenery, flowers and a variety of special garden plants, Willemsoord is definitely worth a visit. Click here For more information. And here for an impression on YouTube
Steenwijk is the city of stories and is a 15-minute drive from our campsite. The city was on the front line during the Eighty Years' War. Visit the monuments, discover the history and take a look at the sights such as the impressive city walls. Don't forget the most beautiful villa in the Netherlands; Rams Woerthe to view. Click here for more information about the city and here for more information about Villa Rams Woerthe.
The now world-famous Giethoorn is also within cycling distance. By choosing a beautiful route with a cycle route over Jonen and the Dwarsgracht, you will almost automatically end up in the beautiful village of Giethoorn, known for its bridges, waterways and punts. It is sometimes called the 'Dutch Venice'. Click here for more information about Giethoorn.
Thanks to its many port areas, Vollenhove is known as the city of palaces. But in addition to these beautiful buildings, there are many locations in Vollenhove that are definitely worth a visit when you are in Vollenhove. Click here for more tourist information. Click here for more information about Vollenhove as a historic city.
Oldemarkt is a beautiful village with more than 2500 inhabitants in the municipality of Steenwijkerland in the Kop van Overijssel. Around this village you can find 3 landscape types. The peat meadow areas bordering the river Linde, dividing line between Overijssel and Friesland. To the southwest is the famous De Weerribben national park. In the southeast is the oak coppice landscape of Paasloo, with a little further on the Woldberg and the manor of De Eese. Click here For more information.
Ossenzijl is a village in the municipality of Steenwijkerland in the province of Overijssel and is within cycling distance of our campsite. It has about 500 inhabitants. The village probably owes its name to the Osse family, who managed a lock (Zijl). Nowadays this lock is no longer in use. However, the bridge does, which provides a wonderfully relaxing spectacle from the terrace on the waterfront. Click here For more information.
De Eese estate
The estate is owned by the Van Karnebeek family. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jhr. Mr. Dr. HA van Karnebeek, bought the estate in 1923 from the coffee trader Michiel Onnes van Nijenrode, who in turn bought it from the Brants family in 1915. Until 1879, the estate was owned by the Vanrechteren family for more than two centuries. The center of the estate, including the wooden country house built in 1917, has been designated as a cultural-historical country estate. Click here For more information.
Royal forest in Oranjewoud
You don't have to go to Apeldoorn or De Vuursche for royal forests. Friesland also has royal greenery: Oranjewoud. And this is just 25 minutes by car from Camping De Duin. This royal forest is located east of Heerenveen and consists of a collection of former estates with long avenues, parks with spacious oaks and beech trees, a handful of remaining country houses, water features and small meadows between the forests. In the Overtuin, across the street from Huize Oranjewoud, you can walk along winding paths, past artistically pruned hedges, a snake wall and herb garden. Click here For more information.
In November 2004, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix opened the doors of Museum Belvédère, the first museum for modern and contemporary art in Friesland. The museum shows a collection of works of art by important Frisian painters such as Jan Mankes, Thijs Rinsema, Tames Oud, Gerrit Benner, Boele Bregman, Willem van Althuis and Sjoerd de Vries, but also shows works by kindred spirits from home and abroad. For the Frisian artists, Museum Belvédère becomes a home base, a place that they never had as loners in art. Click here For more information.
From one of the oldest forests in the Noordoostpolder to the Wendelbos, which was only planted in 2006, from the mushroom reserve in the Leemringveld and the industrial heritage in the Waterloopbos National Monument to the flower-rich grasslands in the Kadoeterveld. The Voorsterbos nature reserve consists of a variety of nature. Click here For more information.
Within cycling distance of De Duin campsite you will find the Waterloopbos, where the Dutch learned to work with water. We owe our worldwide fame as a wetland to all the research that has taken place in this forest. Since the early 1950s, the Waterloopkundig Laboratorium has conducted research into, among other things, the port of Rotterdam, the Libyan oil port and the Maasvlakte. Click here For more information. Click here for the test lab, the perfect place to enjoy before or after your visit to the Waterloopbos with a view of the Deltawerk.