Bed & Breakfast in Overijssel, Netherlands
Overijssel is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful and picturesque setting coupled with ancient history and interesting cultural agenda. Located between Germany and the Ijsselmeer, it boasts lovely forests, quaint villages and ancient towns, with intriguing castles, beautiful mansions and windmills, where it is very likely to find a typical bed and breakfast in Overijssel. Overijssel has a lot to offer to a great deal of travellers. History hunters should visit the old Hanseatic town Zwolle with interesting 13-14th century architecture, which is perfect for scenic historic walks; the academic town of Enschede; Kampen, Deventer, Almelo and Vollenhove, which impress with their preserved medieval core, museums, windmills, churches and public buildings dating back to a period from the 14th to the 19th century. Overijssel architecture is presented by several noteworthy churches in Hengelo, Raalte, Oldenzaal, Dendel, Ommen; typical for the area windmills and 18th century mansions in Olst, Wijhe, Ane, Oele and Rijssen; interesting castles in Eerde, Vilsteren, Kuinre as well as the Nijenhuis castle, the art nouveau villas and fortifications of Steenwijk. A bed and breakfast in Overijssel is the best way to enjoy all these landmarks as they are usually located within easy reach. A major plus of staying at an Overijssel bed and breakfast is the cultural-historic tourism may easily coupled with pleasant outdoor activities like walking, cycling and boating. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts must not miss the opportunity to visit National Park De Weerribben, Natural Reserve De Wieden, the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park in Holten, Hardenberg, Hellendoorn, Luttenberg as well as the whole Hof van Twente municipality with its beautiful parks and forests with old mills and small castles. Keen walkers might also like the lovely Staphorst-Rouveen, which has a nice forest for walking and charming traditional farm houses, the unspoilt medieval village Ootmarsum, and the most famous of all villages in Overijssel - Giethoorn, sometimes referred to as "Venice of the North" for its rural waterways. A typical bed and breakfast in Overijssel is a true home away from home providing the best of modern comfort, scenic landscapes and tranquility.