Country Estate ‘De Eese’

Huis De Eese (1619), the castle. The square core of Landgoed De Eese, approximately 80 ha, is an officially protected national monument, a so-called Cultural-historical Country Estate. Landgoed De Eese has developed from a 12th century fortified farmstead.
Huis De Eese (1619), the castle. The square core of Landgoed De Eese, approximately 80 ha, is an officially protected national monument, a so-called Cultural-historical Country Estate. Landgoed De Eese has developed from a 12th century fortified farmstead.

STEENWIJK (NL) – Landgoed De Eese is a medieval estate of some 800 ha on the border of Friesland, Overijssel and Drenthe. It is largely owned by the family Van Karnebeek. A small part of this estate belongs to the Dutch National Forest Service.

In the Frisian Woods

The world’s most beautiful bicycle tracks

Cycling across the Kale Duinen (the Bold Dunes), the Aeckingerzand near Appelscha, at the Drenthe-border. This natural site is a part of the Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold. Address visitors’ centre and starting point of tour bike- and mountain bike routes: Terwisscha 6a, 8426 SJ Appelscha.
Cycling across the Kale Duinen (the Bold Dunes), the Aeckingerzand near Appelscha, at the Drenthe-border. This natural site is a part of the Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold. Address visitors’ centre and starting point of tour bike- and mountain bike routes: Terwisscha 6a, 8426 SJ Appelscha.

This is unique in the whole world, you will only find this in the Frisian Woods: bicycle tracks straight across magnificent areas of natural beauty, far away from motorized traffic and perfectly signposted.

Also in the villages and towns of this holiday country, separate tracks and traffic lanes are laid out for cyclists, everywhere! Most Frisians go to work and to school by bicycle. The Frisian administrators too, take the bike, if possible, for a working visit for instance. This matches very well the ambition of Friesland to be the most abiding province of the Netherlands.

Cycling politicians. To the left, Jannewietske de Vries, member of the Frisian Provincial Executive (Friesland-Nederland), among other things responsible for the preservation and development of the Frisian language, culture and tourism. Next to her Nieske Ketelaar, alderwoman and deputy mayor of the municipality of Smallingerland which is part of the Frisian Woods. The principal town of this municipality is Drachten, a city with innovatively clean enterprises such as Philips. The division in Drachten of this multinational develops and produces electric shavers.  There is also a special museum: Museum Drachten.
Cycling politicians. To the left, Jannewietske de Vries, member of the Frisian Provincial Executive (Friesland-Nederland), among other things responsible for the preservation and development of the Frisian language, culture and tourism. Next to her Nieske Ketelaar, alderwoman and deputy mayor of the municipality of Smallingerland which is part of the Frisian Woods. The principal town of this municipality is Drachten, a city with innovatively clean enterprises such as Philips. The division in Drachten of this multinational develops and produces electric shavers.  There is also a special museum: Museum Drachten.

E-tourism
As a tourist in Friesland, you can hire everywhere an electric boat or bicycle — and recharge! — to move from one accommodation address to another, or to explore the surroundings of the accommodation address. The travel organization of the Frisian Holland Tourist Office, www.frieslandtravel.nl, offers hundreds of arrangements with the option ‘rent e-boat’ of ‘rent e-bike’.  Very soon an ‘e-car’, a car driven by an electric motor, will be added to the renting program. The car is still being tested in view of sufficient range (minimum range of 200 km!) and user-friendliness as well as safety. Charging points are already established, thanks to the province of Fryslân!

www.frieslandtravel.nl
www.frieslandholland.nl