Our region and beyond

Discover both the beauty of our region (Achterhoek and Veluwe) as well as popular attractions the Netherlands has to offer

The immediate surroundings of Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk

On the border of Achterhoek and Veluwe, between Steenderen and Bronkhorst, lies “De Molenkolk”, the pond we named our Bed & Breakfast after. Our farmhouse is situated on an old river dune on a dead end of the river IJssel. From this location you can explore both the Achterhoek and the Veluwe. Within walking distance are the “Bronkhorst Mill”, the rural village of Steenderen and the smallest town in the Netherlands, Bronkhorst.

Our ponies

Our ponies Olleke and Olieneke (Shetlanders) walk in the horse meadow. If you like, you can help brush the ponies. Our pony Winny, passed away in november 2021.

Our tips and recommendations

Things to do in the Achterhoek and Veluwe region

We’ve selected a number of activities you can enjoy in close proximity to Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk, based on what many of our guests enjoy to do.

Further down this page you can find recommendations outside of our region, when you are willing to travel a bit further (more than an hour by car).

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Out and about

Both the Achterhoek and the Veluwe regions are well suited for the avid walkers, cyclists and runners. Whether you like to go short distance or take the long way around, there’s a trail, path or route fit for your needs.

If you like fishing or birdwatching – our rich nature has much to offer. Fishing is possible in the Molenkolk pond.

At our Bed & Breakfast we can help you find your way and offer you a variety of websites and leaflets to help you choose.

Culture and cities

Near Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk you’ll find the cities of Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Zutphen, all reachable in less than an hour by car.

When you’d like to go shopping, visit a museum or want to do some sightseeing: these cities have plenty to offer.

In our region you’ll find some other notable places of interest, such as the Kröller-Müller museum with an impressive collection of Van Gogh.

We’d be happy to help you find something of your interest.

Eating out

Over the years we’ve made a list of interesting places to have dinner or lunch at. Our hospitable region also warmly welcomes you to have a coffee or something to go.

Find our list of recommendations here.

Our tips and recommendations for the Netherlands

Things to do in our country

The Netherlands is easy to navigate both by car as well as by public transport. You’d be hard pressed to find a location you cannot reach within three hours of driving.

Did you know you could drive to the city centre of Amsterdam in just about 90 minutes? Other cities you might like to visit, such as The Hague (1h45m), Rotterdam (1h37m), Utrecht (1h12m), Eindhoven (1h22m) and Groningen (2h5m) are easy to visit by car as well.

Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk is also the perfect spot to travel eastwards to Germany. Cities like Köln (2h), Dortmund (1h47) and Hannover (3h4m) are relatively easy to reach by car as well.

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The Amsterdam region

Amsterdam hardly needs an explanation. You’ll find tourist hot spots such as the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh-museum as well as the famous canals and a bustling city life.

Want to know more about all you can do in and around Amsterdam? Visit iAmsterdam for more information.

Delta works, The Hague and the sea

The Netherlands and the sea have had a challenging relationship since the beginning of settlement. The Delta Works are internationally renowned as an answer to keep the sea at bay. Visit for example the Neeltje Jans-museum.

In the west of the Netherlands you’ll also find cities like The Hague, Rotterdam and Delft – excellent places to enjoy Dutch culture, cuisine and the sea. You can find more information about The Hague here.

Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands

Leeuwarden, the capital of the Dutch province Friesland, was Europe’s shared Capital of Culture (with Valleta) in 2018. The city is “a mixture of shopping areas, cultural highlights and an exciting nightlife.

In the Friesland area you’ll find many interesting places to visit, from the unique Wadden islands to charming Frisian villages. You’ll also find the famous Eise Eisinga Planetarium here. Well worth a trip! Visit the Frisian Tourism website for more information.

Maastricht region

The Maastricht region lies in the very south of the Netherlands. It is here you’ll find the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, the highest point in the Netherlands and a lovely region to visit during the Christmas period.

More information about Maastricht can be found here. There’s also more information available about the southernmost province of the Netherlands, and the German city of Aachen is in close proximity as well.

Tulips and windmills

Clogs, windmills and tulips – images frequently associated with the Netherlands. Should you like to visit ‘typically’ Dutch spots, be sure to check out these recommendations.

Kinderdijk, a UNESCO world heritage site featuring our famous windmills. De Zaanse Schans is a similar hotspot.

The Keukenhof Gardens are a must see if you visit during the right season.

Volendam, a classical Dutch village. Giethoorn is another famous example. More little wooden houses are to be found in the lovely Marken.

Hidden gems and miscellaneous trips

The Netherlands has a very diverse number of touristic attractions on offer. Great places to visit which haven’t yet been mentioned are these:

Do you need more help planning your stay? Feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you plan the perfect trip.

Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk

is open from March till November.

We are happy to welcome you!

Stay with us

Enjoy our beautiful region and all the Netherlands has to offer. Whether you go on a short trip, or would like to stay for weeks. We warmly welcome you.

Get in touch

Do you have a specific question or would you like to know more about staying with us? We’re ready to help you with the questions you might have.