Amsterdam, the national capital, is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Drenthe, while Haarlem lies 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the southwest.
Drenthe is an inexhaustible source of historic, social and cultural gems; there’s plenty to explore when you step through the doors of its four wonderfully curated museums. Drents Museum and Orvelte are among this destination’s premier museums. Should your schedule allow it, be sure to also visit the Veenpark or maybe the Ellert en Brammert.
Fans of motorsports will love the high-octane thrills and high-energy crowds at the TT Circuit Assen, the most popular speedway in the Drenthe region. For an unforgettable experience, visit on a race day and marvel as drivers and riders pit their incredible machines and skills against each other.
Among the most interesting historic attractions in this region are Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork and Emmerdennen Hunebed. These are excellent sites at which to get a taste of local history. For some more history lessons, it’s also a good idea to tour other historic places in and around Drenthe.
When vacationing in the Drenthe area, round up the kids and head to Dierenpark Emmen for hours of fun, laughter and quality time. Laugh, play and be amazed at this must-do attraction for families with hard-to-impress children.