Discover the treasure of Emmen

Emmen - Drenthe - The Netherlands

Hiking route 177022

Provided by: Groots Genieten

15264 193
4.21 km
239 kcal
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This walking tour takes you through the Emmerdennen, one of the oldest forests in Drenthe. This forest is located in a special place: both to the west and to the east it borders on a residential area in Emmen. The Emmerdennen once consisted mainly of coniferous trees. Nowadays you walk here through a varied forest, in which there is also room for deciduous trees. You will find old cart tracks and burial mounds. Here and there the footpath slopes slightly. That is not surprising: in the middle of the forest you can see the 26.5 meter high Haantjeduin, the highest natural hill in Drenthe. This dune is part of the drifting sand plain het Haantjebak. You walk along grasslands at the northern edge of the forest. Chances are you will see a meowing buzzard circling around in this transition area looking for prey. In the Emmerdennen is hunebed D45, one of the ten dolmens in the municipality of Emmen. According to tradition, the dent in one of the capstones was caused by the French king Louis Napoleon. During his visit to Drenthe in 1809, he would have stood on top of this hunebed with a horse and all.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.

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