The rippling of the Twente stream valleys around Oud-Ootmarsum

Hiking in Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Hiking route 333630

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6174 306
12.7 km
03:11 h
724 kcal
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This route takes you to the surroundings of Oud-Ootmarsum, a village in Twente that is known for the fanatic practice of an age-old ball game: klootschieten. You walk through a scenic landscape of meadows, fields and wooded banks. You also walk through a part of the Springendal and Dinkeldal nature reserves. A lovely walk to completely relax.

The Garden of the Netherlands
The Springendal is a large nature reserve that is not accessible to motorized traffic. So by Dutch standards you will find an unprecedented silence here. Enjoy your romantic heart here at the streams that gurgle through the forest. The crystal-clear water comes from springs that bubble up from the bottom in the Springendal.

The picturesque Dinkeldal
Not far from the German border you walk through the Dinkeldal. You walk through an area with deciduous groves, reed beds and moist meadows where marsh and meadow birds such as lapwing, black-tailed godwit and redshank forage for a living. In spring you can hear the lure of the rare tree frog here. You end this walking route on the terrace or at the fireplace at Postelhoek, a cozy eatery.

The village where time ticks slower
If you stay at Postelhoek, be sure to visit Ootmarsum, an old but lively town. During the Middle Ages, Ootmarsum had a flourishing trade, but saw industrialization pass by. And you can see that: Ootmarsum has managed to preserve its historic character and enjoys a protected village scene. So stroll at your leisure through the beautiful city center and let yourself be transported back in time or soak up some culture in one of the many nice galleries. Want to discover more of this region? Then hop on your bike around the routes 164663 and 170521.

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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.


# Description Distance
De Postelhoek eten*drinken*slapen (Ottershagenweg, 7637 PC, Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
E76 (7637RA, Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.96 km
E77 (K.V. Oud Ootmarsum, 7637RA, Dinkelland, Overijssel, Nederland) 1.36 km
E78 (K.V. Oud Ootmarsum, 7637RA, Dinkelland, Overijssel, Nederland) 1.61 km
E69 (Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.41 km
E68 (De Bronnen, Dinkelland, Overijssel, Nederland) 2.62 km

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  • Dinkelland, Overijssel
  • Tubbergen, Overijssel
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