On foot through the Reestdal and Ommerschans

Hiking in Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Hiking route 401934

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6770 307
13.8 km
03:27 h
785 kcal
14 m
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The winding river Reest flows right through the Overijssel landscape. This route runs through the Reestdal, an area full of flowering meadows, forests and moors with an old farm here and there.

The meandering Reest
If you walk through the Reestdal, you may notice that the river Reest meanders strongly. That is quite unique in the Netherlands. The Reest has eroded a considerable bed, especially in the flat peat areas through which this river flows. Stroll along the Reest and relax by listening to the soothing sound of the rippling water. Along the way you will be surprised with beautiful vistas and fields full of beautiful flowers. The Reestdal is the habitat of various animals and you will also find all kinds of vegetation here. Storks in particular feel at home in this area. You will also find badgers and foxes here. The rarest vegetation you will encounter in the Reestdal is the swamp cartel leaf, the Orchid of the Reest.

beam bridge

This route takes you along the village of Balkbrug. The village originated on the Dedemsvaart canal. In the 1960s this canal was filled in to build a road. Part of Balkbrug and the area south of Balkbrug enjoy a protected village view. So be sure to take a look at this village and admire the historic buildings that you will find here.

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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
Brasserie & Camping Si-Es-An (De Haar, 7707 PK, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
A28 (7707PK, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.59 km
A29 (7707PN, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.70 km
A30 (Oud Avereest, 7707PN, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.40 km
38 (Rabbinge, 7921XE, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 3.64 km
34 (7921XE, De Wolden, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.41 km

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  • Hardenberg, Overijssel
  • De Wolden, Drenthe
  • De Wolden, Overijssel
  • Ommen, Overijssel
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