Westerkwartier is through its central geographical location in the north a perfect starting point to explore the three northern provinces. From this lovely central green area, the heart of the north, is on all sides a multitude of activities for young and old to do, see, and experience. The heart of the North offers besides its own numerous recreational opportunities; 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, of the seals shelter Pieterburen. To visit picturesque villages like Bourtange of Veenhuizen with the prison museum. The Wadden with his lovely beaches and bird nature are easily accessible from the Westerkwartier. The heart is the beginning of our circulatory system to put us in motion. Westerkwartier heart of the north, is the area to get moving and well connected with the hinterland to discover and fully enjoy.