Experiencing the peace and quiet of the heaths of National Park Dwingelerveld, the Dwingeloose Heide, is something special. RCN de Noordster is located just where the forest ends and the heath begins, where a shepherd still can be found herding his flock. But there is more to see than nature at its best. The region also has plenty of cultural sights of interest.
50-plus: enjoying nature and culture
Cycling and walking
RCN de Noordster is located in the Dwingelerveld, so you can walk or cycle right into the woods. There are 40 kilometres of cycling paths in this is natural park alone, in addition to a 23-kilometre mountain bike trail. The Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, a single dish radio telescope, is something worth stopping for along the way.
Trips in the surrounding area
The centuries-old village of Dwingeloo is within walking distance of RCN de Noordster and definitely worth visiting. The onion–shaped church spire is unique to the Netherlands. Lhee, one of Drenthe’s most picturesque villages, is also very nearby.