Spring, summer, autumn or winter: the forest is well worth a visit whatever season. Green budding leaves in the spring, an explosion of purple moors in the summer, beautiful autumn colours and tranquil winter splendour. Hoog Holten borders the Pieterpad, a long distance walking route. Other walks or bike trails start just at the front door. We will prepare a picnic basket with delicious food to take along.
At walking distance:
At just 1 km (0.6 mi) walking distance from Hoog Holten you will find Natuurdiorama Holterberg.
Natuurdiorama Holterberg is a nature museum and has one of the largest collections of European animal species in the Netherlands. It has more than 500 animals on display ranging from the largest songbird in the Netherlands to Europe’s only monkey. Natuurdiorama Holterberg has 11 huge dioramas which houses many of the animals.
Admission fee: € 5.75 per person. Guided tours: € 27.50 per group.
The Holten Canadian War Cemetery is one of the most impressive commemorative sites of World War II in this area. The cemetery is still Canadian territory. The information centre that opened its doors in 2011, gives visitors an impression of the liberation of the Eastern Netherlands by Canadian troops, through written information, photographs, personal stories and audio-visual presentations. Each of the 1,400 graves on the field of honour has a story to tell.
The information centre tells the story behind the field of honour through general historical impressions, personal anecdotes, etc. Free entrance. Guided visit to the cemetery: € 49.50 per hour.
HORSE AND CARRIAGE TOURS
A beautiful tour through the forest and moors, hills and valleys, flora and fauna of the Holterberg.
Price: € 95.00 per hour. If you wish to make a tour with a professional guide an additional fee of € 49.50 per hour will be charged.
At just 1 km (0.6 mi) walking distance from Hoog Holten you will find Buitengewoon Holten. These magnificent miniature golf courses are situated on the edge of De Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. Truly a unique location to enjoy a sporty day among nature.
Admission fee: € 4.00 per person.
Guided walks with a forester.
Nature Walk or Folk Tale Walk € 49.50 per hour (group size max +/- 20 people).
KLOOTSCHIETEN (BALL SHOOTING)
Activity on your own. We will provide you with the kloten (balls), a walking route and the rules of the game.
Fee: € 2.00 per person.
We have bikes and mountain bikes for rent. Rates: bikes € 10.00 per day and mountain bikes (helmet included) € 21.00 per day. At the reception desk you will find various trails.
If you wish to take part in a guided mountain bike tour, you can contact MBT Clinic. They tailor length and grade of difficulty according to the wishes of the participants.
Go treasure hunting at the Holterberg with the use of GPS devices. By performing tasks with the use of GPS, the walking route will be revealed.
Rates: 1.5 hour € 4.50 per person, 2.5 hours € 7.00 per person.
More nearby attractions:
Various golf courses, for instance Wierden, Lochem, Diepenveen en Enschede.
Several castles and castle gardens such as Kasteel Verwolde in Laren Gld. You can visit the interior of this castle.
For more information on the area, please contact: Toerisme Rijssen-Holten.