In and around Coevorden there's plenty to do for all the family, like for example the Wildlands zoo, Pony Park Slagharen and Plopsaland.
It's also a wonderful environment for cycling and hiking, and there are all kinds of events that take place regularly.
WILDLANDS: a worldwide adventure!
WILDLANDS is a completely new park where nature and adventure come together in an overwhelming way. Walk through the treetops in the tropical jungle as you spy the ring-tailed lemurs and elephants. Find yourself suddenly back among the zebras and lions, standing nose to nose with polar bears under water and discover the penguins. Searching for gold in the blistering sun or take an exciting journey above and below the ice in the 4D study vehicle.
Come on an expedition in the unforgettable worlds of WILDLANDS Adventure Zoo Emmen and experience the adventure of a lifetime!
Read more at: http://www.wildlands.nl/
Theme park Slagharen
At theme park Slagharen you'll move right from one adventure to another.
In a few steps you'll travel from the Wild West to Mexico, celebrate carnival in rhythmic New Orleans and go searching for gold in Yellowstone. Or perhaps you prefer to explore through Jules Verne Adventure Land and enjoy the spectacular Nautilus Expedition, bike to the summit with the Magic Bikes and brave the raging waves in Fogg's Trouble. You can also watch a thrilling 4D movie. Do you want to experience how the Indians used to live? Then let American Indian take you on a trip to the past and imagine yourself as a real Indian!
Discover the six themed areas and more than 30 rides, shows, parades and street theater for young and old. Are you ready for adventure? Come quickly and go on a journey through the most fun amusement park in the Netherlands.
Read more at: http://www.slagharen.com/nl/attractiepark/
“Coevorden is mede voorsien met een machtig Ammunitiehuys, bestaende uyt verscheydene Gebouwen, gestopt en gepropt vol allerhande Wapenen, Ammunitie en Materialen, sufficant om eene langdurige belegeringe uyt te staan.”
In 1659, the German-Dutch historian Picardt described the arsenal where the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden resides. The Arsenal near the Port of Coevorden is the beating heart of the city where the story of the fortress town of Coevorden is told. It is a city experience center where the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden together with the Library, the Tourist Information and the Historical Society lets you experience the city of Coevorden in a surprising way.
The Stedelijk Museum has several exhibition halls for varying exhibitions and an exhibition with a permanent collection. The highlight of a visit is the three-dimensional film presentation about the turbulent history of Coevorden. The museum also features a museum shop, a reading café and meeting room.
Read more at: http://www.museumcoevorden.nl/
Ganzenmarkt in Coevorden, an annual highlight in the city with a historic, folkloric background
Coevorden is experiencing history in the streets. That is the idea in Coevorden behind the project The city as a Museum. The Ganzenmarkt Foundation brings that thought to life annually on the second Monday in November.
Read more at: http://www.ganzenmarktcoevorden.nl/
Piekiesmarkt in Coevorden,,
Piekiesmarkt in Coevorden, on this Saturday in July everyone is allowed to claim a space in the town of Coevorden to offer his or her merchandise there. This can be new items, but also second-hand or even older! Children often sell their excess toys and traditionally they try to get to get the best spots in the early morning when the sun is barely awake .... No wonder that most children are back home long before the market closes. The adults usually begin later and stay longer but applies to every buyer: the earlier you come, the better your chances of a good article!
Historische Havendagen in Coevorden
Explore Coevorden during the Historische Havendagen! An event during which all of of Coevorden is upside down. There is something to do for every age group. Like the medieval life, more than 60 historic ships, a real castle vessel over 55 meter, a fair, attractions and so on. The best part is that the entrance is free, even parking! So what's stopping you?
Read more at: http://www.havenverenigingcoevorden.nl
More information about events in and around Coevorden and an activity schedule you can find at Magisch Drenthe
Read more at: http://www.magischdrenthe.nl/
Go on an adventure and discover the dolmens at Geopark De Hondsrug.
For more information about expeditions and activities: http://www.geoparkdehondsrug.nl/
The Pieterpad is a long distance Hiking route. A long distance walking route is a trail that extends over a longer distance (from approx 100 km) and that does not circle around, so the beginning and end are not together. Pieterpad runs from Pieterburen in North Groningen to the St Petersberg in South Limburg and is the longest continuous trail of the Netherlands.
Read more at: http://www.pieterpad.nl/
Fietsen ohne Grenzen.
This three-day cross-border ride in Coevorden / Emlichheim region starts on Ascension Day every year.
Participants bike every day through the border landscape of the Coevorden / Emlichheim region. You can choose routes from 25 (suitable for families with small children), 40 or 60 kilometers. The routes run along the most beautiful spots of the region; Vechtdal, the stream and rivers area around Coevorden and the German town of Emlichheim. Along the way, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, nature, scenery and typical German and Dutch villages.
Read more at: http://www.fietsenohnegrenzen.nl/
City Walk Coevorden
Let yourself be pleasantly surprised to discover the historic fortress town of Coevorden! Take a walk through the history of Coevorden led by a city guide. During the walk the guide will tell you about the illustrious history of the city. We will show you several ancient monuments and you will soon see why Coevorden was once known as the Gateway to the North. We visit the City Museum where the history of the fortress town is shown. One of the highlights during the walk has been carefully restored Castle. It is also possible to visit the PKN Church on church street. Visiting this church is a real treat because the history there can be clearly seen and felt. Er zijn diverse arrangementen mogelijk. There are several arrangements available. Every Wednesday afternoon it's possible to make a city tour accompanied by a guide.
Read more at: http://in.drenthe.nl/nl/p/agenda-drenthe-festivals-evenementen-en-meer/agenda/event/?id=804334
Bicycles available for rent!
At walking distance bicycles are available for rent at Profile Luvro Coevorden.
Read more at: http://www.profileluvrocoevorden.nl
Plopsaland Indoor Coevorden
Fly away with Mega Mindy chasing the bad guys or enjoy yourself in the Bumba playground. Everything is in the theme of the television favorites!
Kabouter Plop and Piet Piraat, meet them in Plopsa Indoor Coevorden! In this first Dutch Plopsa Park kids will not get bored! There's a live show every day. Start the adventure and come to Plopsa Indoor Coevorden in Dalen!
Plopsa Indoor Coevorden in Dalen is perfect for business events, families and schools. This activity is suitable for the whole family. Children, adults and the elderly.
Read more at: http://www.plopsaindoorcoevorden.nl/nl
Welcome at the Cowboy & Indianen Speelreservaat.
Are you ready for the great adventure in the Wild West? Then shoot on over to the children's playground Cowboy & Indianen Speelreservaat in Coevorden.
The Speelreservaat offers children age 1 to 12 the opportunity to play in- and outdoors on many different types of playground equipment. Trampolines, rope bridges, slides, shoots, bounching pads, ballpits, cycling, and much more playtime fun. You can also play a fun match of soccer in our cool soccer cage arena! Scale the unique climbing wall, exciting and challenging! For the older children and parents/caregivers there are diverse activities like in- and outdoor minigolf, pool tables, bowling, tabletennis, air hockey etc. To top it all off in a great way there's all kinds of treats you can order from our kitchen.
Read more at: http://www.kinderspeelparadijscoevorden.nl