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Discover the highlands of Drenthe

The location of Camping Tikvah is perfect for discovering the beautiful surroundings of the Highlands of Drenthe!
There are lots of cycling and hiking trails in the vicinity of the campsite. Also Camping Tikvah is located 500 meters from the Camp Westerbork Museum and memorial site from the former Kamp Westerbork.

The campsite is adjacent to nature reserve Het Grote Zand and around are vast forests, sand dunes and heaths. There’s a vast wildlife population in these forests – if you can stay quiet, you might even encounter deer! The woods are accessible directly from Camping Tikvah.

Our campsite is located 2 kilometers outside of the village of Hooghalen. Here you can find all you need: a bakery, restaurant, bicycle rentals etc.

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Nearby (5 kilometers)

  • Camping Tikvah is ideal to discover the former Kamp Westerbork.  The Camp Westerbork Museum is located only 500 meters from our campsite. The exhibition depicts Dutch war time under occupation, with special emphasis on the persecution of the Jews. It first started as a refugee camp but after the Nazis decided on the systematic extermination of the Jews it became a transit camp for 107.000 Dutch Jews. From here Jews were deported to Auschwitz, Sobibor, Mauthausen, Bergen Belsen etc. The Westerbork Museum contains, amongst other things, a permanent exhibition of many photographs and documents. During holidays you can take daily guided tours. Information about Kamp Westerbork
  • Our campsite is situated around bike paths and a variety of hiking trails (see below Cycling and walking)
  • The old village of Orvelte (9 kilometers) offers a historical experience: it has been restored to the state of 1830s era.
  • Of the 54 known megaliths there are 52 in our region. The largest megalithic tomb located in Borger, about 20 km away. Right outside the Hunebed Museum building stands the largest megalith in the Netherlands, built around 3,400 BC. It is 22.6 meters long and contains the largest single stone found in any Dutch hunebed, weighing around 20,000 kilos.
  • A day out to the Prison Museum Veenhuizen is highly recommended. You can view an exciting exhibition and look in a real jail and take a trip with the bus.
  • The city of Groningen with its famous Martini Tower is 30 minutes away by car
  • Assen – our provincial capital – is 9 km away and offers nice restaurants, shops and coffee shops

Cycling and hiking

  • From the campsite you can walk straight into the woods via a variety of hiking trails. One hiking trail is the Westerbork Path which was used during World War II. This trail is dog friendly (as are most trails). Also, there is a trail on the Grote Zand – This is one of the most beautiful heathland in Drenthe.
  • Our campsite is situated directly on a bike path that connects you with the vast network of cycle trails in Drenthe. A bike ride shows the Drenthe landscape in all its glory: small and romantic villages varied with forestry and dreamy landscapes. You can also combine your bike ride with a walk along one of the nature reserves. Also you can take a look at the Hijkerveld: a heath which is grazed by sheep and Highland cattle.
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Children’s outings

For children there is plenty to do in the area of Camping Tikvah.

  • Children can swim in the forest “Iberenplas”. Located half an hour cycling through the woods. The water is very clean and inspected daily.
  • The radio observatory can be found on the grounds of the former Kamp Westerbork, a place where history, nature, science and history meet. The “Melkwegpad”  is a nice trail where the fascinating world of the universe and the largest radio telescopes in Europe play a central role. It will playfully teach young and old about the functioning of the huge planets.
  • In Dwingeloo you can visit the Planetron
  • Ever walked over the tops of the trees in a forest? Visit The “Boomkroonpad” .
  • Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen is a real adventure experience for your children. Emmen is 35 km away from Camping Tikvah.
  • If the weather poor we can recommend playground Ballorig in Assen.
  • The village of Drouwen has the biggest playground in the Northern part of Holland. View Information.
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