Your holiday home in Drenthe
'Under the Oaks' - a 5-bedroomed holiday home (sleeps 10-12) in Diever, Drenthe, The Netherlands
A large, well-equipped and tastefully furnished Dutch (former) farmhouse dating from 1836 situated in the centre of unspoilt Diever village.
Located on the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold (6100 hectares), one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands, with 32 marked walks and numerous cycle paths.
Also situated close by to the National Park Dwingelderveld (3692 hectares) - the largest moorland on the European Continent - with its 60 km of walking trails and 40 km of bicycle paths.
Local activities in this area of outstanding natural beauty include walking, bicycling, horse riding and birdwatching.
Sailing and fishing can be enjoyed at Giethoorn (the Venice of the North). The provincial capital at Assen is just 25 minutes away.
While Emmen (with the newly-opened 'Wildlands' attraction park/zoo), the city of Groningen ('shop till you drop') and the German border are all less than an hour's drive away.
For the children, there are 18 fun parks in the surrounding area.
More than 25 museums will provide an interest to each member of the family (there's even a museum of comic books!)
Then there's Diever village itself ... its restaurants, cafés, shops and supermarket ... its 14th Century church ... and famously renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest 'amphitheatre' every Summer since 1946.
Diversity on your doorstep: Diever is placed at the crossroads of three provinces - Drenthe, Overijssel and Friesland - all uniquely different to one another. So when you are in Drenthe, why not discover Friesland and Overijssel provinces as well - the borders lie just 15 minutes away by car!
So, whether it's picnicking in the forest, taking a dip in a forest bathing pool or going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, you won't be disappointed by this area's rich heritage, its welcoming, English-speaking people and its unending choice of excursions and attractions.
Come and visit the real Netherlands- we look forward to being able to welcome you to Diever!
David and Monique Samson
'Under the Oaks'