Fun villages

One of the most special areas in the Netherlands and the largest peat bog area in northwestern Europe.

One of the most fun things we discover in Overijssel are villages with remarkeble names.There is a small village called 'The Netherlands' and nearby is 'Muggenbeet' (translated: Mosquito bite). A little further on is Belt-Schutsloot, a small authentic village with a lot of water in and around it. They call is little sister of Gierhoorn, maybe less known, but for sure as beautifull. Up till 1959 the village was only reachable by water. The authentic character has never lost, the water village is still hidden in nature between lakes, canals and reed lands. 

On this page you will find information about the surrounding villages & tips for trips.