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Tips and links

Thing to do in the surroundings of Bed & Breakfast Op De Knolle

Inspiration for things to do in good and/or bad weather, you will find in the links below. Unfortunately not all websites have an English translation.

Good food

Located at Appelscha's Golf course is Grand Café De Hildenberg
Bitter en Zoet in Veenhuizen
Chinese Restaurant Tzong Don
De jufferen Lunsing in Westervelde
Vegetarian restaurant "Het Volle Leven"
On the border of Friesland, Groningen en Drenthe lies "Restaurant De Drie Provinciën"
Balkan Restaurant in the center of Oosterwolde
In the center of Appelscha, Restaurant Leafs


kramer fietsverhuur

Kramer rental bikes in Appelscha
The route planner of the Dutch cyclist association (in English)

Information on Veenhuizen


Prison museum
Activities in and around Veenhuizen (in English)
Artisanal cheese factory Kaaslust
Beer brewery Maallust
Informative Brochure in PDF on the Colonies of Benevolence on their way to World Heritage status
Campagne film for UNESCO

Other Museums

drents museum

The Wicker museum in Noordwolde
Drents Museum in Assen (in English)
Museum in the city of Groningen (in English)
Fries Museum in Leeuwarden (in English)
Discover Leeuwarden trough the poetry route (in Dutch or Fries)
Museum village Orvelte
Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork (in English)
Museum De Koloniehof in Frederiksoord on the Colonies of Benevolence
Museums Vledder: a.o. Forgery Art and Glass

Fairs, markets and theatre in the surroundings of Op De Knolle


Spring fair in Frederiksoord (12th and 13th May 2018)
Garden and Bric-á-Brac fair in Orvelte (25th and 26th May 2018)
Liefair in Lieveren (2018)
Bric á Brac autumn fair in Orvelte (1st and 2nd September 2018)
End of summer fair Stania State in Oentsjerk (15th and 16th September 2018)
Bric-á-Brac winter fair in Orvelte (25th and 26th November 2017 and 24th and 25th November 2018)
Charming little regional market in Oldeberkoop (1st Saturday of the month in summer)
Large monthly flea market in Makkinga (250 stands)
Large monthly flea market in Bakkeveen (300 stands)
Sheakspeare theater in Diever (several dates in summer) shakespeare


National Park Drents-Friese Wold (in English)
Het Fochteloërveen (in English)


Golfclub De Hildenberg in Appelscha
Drentse Golf and Country club near Assen


Sil's Home, a paradise for bric-á-brac shoppers in Donkerbroek
Winanda's jaargetijden, Flowers and home design in Appelscha
Shopping in Groningen
Shopping in Leeuwarden
Shopping in Assen
Rinsma Fashion in Gorredijk, Friesland's largest in womenswear and menswear
Home Center Wolvega, everything on home design under one roof



Sauna Het Friese Woud in Boijl


Outdoor adventure park in Appelscha
Activities in and around Appelscha
Events in Groningen (in English)
Wildlands adventure zoo in Emmen
Noord Nederlands Orchestra (in English)
Ice stadium Thialf