The Westerkwartier is through its central geographical location in the north a perfect starting point in order to explore the three northern provinces. From this lovely central green area, the heart of the north, one can find multitude activities for the young and the elder people to do, see, and experience. The heart of the North offers -besides its own numerous recreational opportunities- possibilities for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, boating, museums, churches, ancient villages, hidden unique shops and galleries within a short distance. A huge variety of entertainment to go out for a day out.
How about shopping in Groningen, Assen and Leeuwarden, combined with a museum visit and good food in one of the many restaurants.
Enjoy the beautiful nature in the nearby national park Lauwersmeer, water sports on the Leekstermeer or Frisian lakes. You will be surprised in the ZOO Emmen, Aqua ZOO Leeuwarden, or the seals shelter in Pieterburen. Visit beautiful villages like Bourtange or Veenhuizen with the prison museum. The Wadden area with his lovely beaches and nature with lots of birds are easily accessible from the Westerkwartier. The heart is the beginning of our blood circulatory system in order to put us in motion. Westerkwartier heart of the north, is the area to get moving and being well connected with the area around it in order to discover and fully enjoy.