Borkeld Nature Reserve
The Borkeld Nature Reserve is located between Holten, Rijssen and Markelo, just a short 10-minute drive from Buitenplaats Holten. It covers approximately 600 hectares and belongs to the Dutch State Forest Management (Staatbosbeheer). This nature reserve is known for its young forest, heaths, clay pits, fields and grasslands. It is also home to the largest juniper berry shrub in the Netherlands, which makes the area extra special!
Borkeld is also an archaeological site, as stone axes, scalpels and other stone tools from 13,000 years ago have been found here. Prehistoric burial mounds and settlement sites have also been found, ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 years ago.
This nature reserve is easy to explore by bike or on foot, with a variety of routes available:
o The Borkeld trail = 5 km, through the forest and along the heath
o The Friezenberg trail = 3.5 km, runs along the highest and lowest point of the area on the Friezenberg Hill and Elsenerveen Valley
o Elsenerveen = 180 metre long footpath
These routes form part of the local hiking trail network and all 3 offer beautiful views of the landscape. There are also 2 routes for the disabled. For cycle paths, check out the local cycle network.
Cycling and Walking
Visitor Center Sallandse Heuvelrug
In the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park there is also a visitor center where you can learn more about the landscape of the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park and the animals that are here. This also includes the public observatory.
Liberation walking route Sallandse Heuvelrug
Experience the liberation of Twente and Salland in the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. From Holten to Nijverdal a beautiful walking route has been plotted that goes along many remains that remind us of the second world war and the liberation. The walking route starts at the Memory Museum in Nijverdal and ends at the NS station in Holten.
Canadian War Cemetery
In addition to nature, you can see even more in the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. Here is the Holten Canadian War Cemetery, this is one of the largest military cemeteries in the Netherlands with graves of Canadians who fell at the end of the second world war.
World time path in Rijssen and Holten
Subtropical swimming paradise De Scheg
At only 20 minutes by car from Holiday park Buitenplaats Holten you will find swimming pool De Scheg in Deventer! Come and swim for a day in the subtropical swimming paradise, aqua sports or swim some laps. The swimming paradise of the Scheg consists of different parts.
Children's farm Dondertman
Daantje Das play forest
Nature experience bos Daantje Das is een speelbos bij het natuurmuseum op de Holterberg. Er is van alles te doen in dit speelbos. Je kunt er bijvoorbeeld hutten bouwen en picknicken
De Sallandse Heuvelrug play forest
Speelbos The Sallandse Heuvelrug is a play forest of the Staatsbosbeheer and is located on the Sallandse Heuvelrug. This forest is ideal to spend a day climbing, clambering and crawling in the forest.
Tierpark Nordhorn is a cozy family zoo in Nordhorn, Germany. Nordhorn is just over the Dutch border at Denekamp and is an hour's drive from Buitenplaats Holten.
The Borkeld nature reserve
The De Borkeld nature reserve is located between Holten, Rijssen and Markelo. You are a short 10-minute drive from Buitenplaats Holten. It is approximately 600 hectares and belongs to the Staatbosbeheer.
Rent a boat in Zuna
Buitenplaats Holten is located near the river Regge in Zuna, just a short 10-minute drive away. Mölke Holiday Park & Party Centre is located on the Regge river. This holiday park offers the possibility to rent a canoe or leisure boat to enjoy nature. Discover the beautiful surroundings from a boat on the Regge! You can also go SUP-ing on the Regge or sail in a Regge sloop - a more luxurious variant of the motorised leisure boats on offer. This boat is for groups up to 10 people and a skipper can also be booked.