Ter Apel is the starting point for the Ruiten Aa, a stream that has been rippling through the green landscape of southeastern Groningen since time immemorial. The stream begins its meandering adventure near a medieval Crosier monastery in one of the oldest forests in Groningen. It continues its way through a landscape that feels intimate and romantic. Feelings that are fueled by a beautiful variety of fields, meadows, hedgerows, heather and forest. But also through ancient farms, hamlets and a fortified town, all of which convey their own historical atmosphere.
Cycling around Ter Apel
An intimate landscape with stream valleys, old forests, heaths, hidden fens, swampy marshes and an ancient fortified town