De Hildenberg grounds, Appelscha and environs
Are you looking for a combination of peace and quiet, space as well as an area which offers many facilities for children? At De HiIdenberg grounds you will have one of the largest, continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands, the Drents-Friese Wold, right on your doorstep. From De Hildenberg grounds, there are various bicycle routes which will lead you to some historical sites. In addition to this, cycling and hiking around the gorgeous nature reserve, where woods, fens and sand drifts alternate with each other, is also definitely worth your while.
In the middle of the Drents-Friese Wold you will find lake Canada, also known as the Aekingermeer, which offers a great opportunity for recreation on the open, bathing waters.
The village of Appelscha, Vledder and Diever are definitely worth visiting. The attractions range from picturesque peat colony houses in Vledder to outdoor performances of Shakespeare in Diever. De Hildenberg grounds are only 300 meters from the amazing, heated, outdoor pool of Appelscha, situated in the middle of the woods and outfitted with waterslides, diving boards, a water playground and a tanning meadow to relax. In the nearby village of Oosterwolde you will find the indoor pool de Broekhorst.
De Hildenberg grounds have even more to offer: a challenging golf course weaves its way through the villa park and golf lessons are also available. An excellent restaurant on the grounds, with an alternating menu, offers an excellent lunch service and a sumptuous dinner service.