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Travel Guide for Netherlands:Drenthe

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Netherlands:Drenthe that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Netherlands:Drenthe Page.

Basic Facts

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Official State/Region Name: Drenthe
Capital: Assen
Population: 481.472
Area: 2680,55sq km
Highest Mountain: hahaha no!
State/Region Name in other languages: same, sometimes Drente

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Drenthe is the province of nature. Don't expect a lot of very big cities. But if you like woods and heathlands, this might be the place to be for you. there are some national parcs like Dwingelerveld and the sheep herd in Ruinen is also nice if you like nature
although most people come to Drenthe for things like biking, walking or horsebackriding, there are more things to do. Very famous is the former Camp Westerbork. From here, Jews were transported to the concentrationcamps during WWII. ... more

Maps

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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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1 Day, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month ...

Transport

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Getting there and away, there are trainstations in the bigger towns, from there, you can take a bus. remember that outside the bigger towns, public transport may not be that good, especially after working hours.
Getting around
best ways to get around are biking, walking, maybe even horsebackriding. from my point of view, Drenthe is probably not the best place for public transport, so a car, bike or motorbike can be usefull. a typical regional way of getting around i ... more

Accommodation

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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest.

Drenthe is the province where a lot of Dutch people spend their hollidays. there are a lot of campings, both big ones as very small ones. A lot of (former) farmers have a mini-camping where a few people can camp.

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants, Supermarkets, Street Food, Local Specialties ...

Money and Costs

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Exchanging Money, Costs...

Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ...

Questions and Answers or Forum

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If you want more information, just contact me! I am not living here anymore, but I lived here about 12 years. So just ask! my HC-nick is Essely

Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks n ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country or region page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.

Travelogues

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Photos

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Population and People

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Events and Holidays

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Climate and When to Go

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Geography

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Health

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Media

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Religion

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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Shopping

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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Official State/region Website:
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Offtopic Messages

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