Naturally Adventurous Hellendoorn

The unique green surroundings, located between the Sallandse Heuvelrug and the Reggedal, the many ancient traditions, the cultural sights and outdoor activities, the lively bars and restaurants, the wide variety of events and the hospitality of the people. These are things that make Hellendoorn naturally adventurous!


The town of Nijverdal has a rich history in textile production. Nowadays, it is characterised by a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Throughout the year many events take place, such as summer markets, Sunday shopping with antique markets and an ice rink with lots of activities in December. This makes Nijverdal an excellent choice for a day of shopping and fun.

The beautiful National Park Sallandse Heuvelrug

National Park Sallandse Heuvelrug is one of the biggest uninterrupted nature reserves in Europe. The park’s high points offer beautiful views throughout the year. In the charming Outdoor Centre Sallandse Heuvelrug, which is the gateway to the national park, you can find information on the diverse flora and fauna in the park, You’ll be able to visit the extraordinary observatory from here as well. The Outdoor Centre is also the starting point of several trails.

Hellendoorn: A Town Full of Character

Would you like to soak up some culture? Visit the town of Hellendoorn, where it seems like time has been standing still. Nevertheless, the town buzzes with activity throughout the year. Many of the cultural sights in Hellendoorn, some dating back nine hundred years, have been preserved. Come and see for yourself in one of the many museums Hellendoorn has to offer.

Discover the River Regge

Come and enjoy serene silence and beautiful scenery. The river Regge offers numerous opportunities for a wonderful day out or an active holiday. Unwind at the babbling water of the river Regge. It will definitely be worth your time!

Discover Hellendoorn

  1. Hiking

    The town of Hellendoorn offers an array of possibilities for you to enjoy both short and long hikes in national park Sallandse Heuvelrug and the Reggedal. These trails will allow you to savour the beautiful woods and the astonishing views. There’s something for everyone in the network of trails and the marked routes that we offer.

  2. Mountain Biking

    Two mountain biking trails run through the Sallandse Heuvelrug (one around Hellendoorn and one around Nijverdal). Following these off-road trails, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful, varied landscape with big climbs and long descents (for Dutch standards, that is). You will cycle through forests, across moorland and over many hills.

  3. Water Activities

    The river Regge offers tourists many opportunities for a wonderful day out or an active holiday. There are several different companies that rent out canoes. You can also choose to discover the Regge in a so-called ‘whisper boat’, which is an open boat powered by an electric motor. Going on the water allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings from a whole new perspective.

  4. Outdoor

    The Hellendoorn surroundings are ideal for outdoor sports and activities. Whether you are alone or with a group, the area offers many possibilities, such as mountain biking, trail running, canoeing and survival runs. You can also challenge yourself by participating in one of the many outdoor events that are organised in and around Hellendoorn.


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