Middag Humsterland

Next to the National Park Lauwersmeer, the National Landscape Middag-Humsterland also belongs to the green Westerkwartier. The former medieval islands Middag and Humsterland are located north-west from the city of Groningen. 
 

Next to the National Park Lauwersmeer, the National Landscape Middag-Humsterland also belongs to the green Westerkwartier. The former medieval islands Middag and Humsterland are located north-west from the city of Groningen. 

The landscape is characterized by his well-preserved archaeological interesting mounds. A mound is an embankment of the land where houses were built on in the early days.

All characteristics of the oldest cultural landscape of the Netherlands are preserved because there has been no land consolidation. Therefore, Middag-Humsterland requires to be discovered. The winding roads, the wide landscape and the meandering ditches and gullies invites you to actively experience the landscape. The beautiful landscape makes it possible to to go cycling, walking and looking around. The wideness and the special light has inspired many painters. In addition to the cultural history of the landscape and the various mound villages there are many attractions included: the remains of the Cistercian Monastery and Museum in Aduard, the Romanesque Churches in Oostrum, and Farmsum and Allersmaborg in Ezinge and Hamster or Piloersmaborg in Den Ham. In Ezinge one can also find the Museum Wierdenland where everything about the history of the mounds and landscape is shared. Middag-Humsterland is an open and intact landscape where peace and space encourages you to get impressed.

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