The Landscape

The National Landscape Noordoost-Twente has a gently sloping, almost un-Dutch landscape. During the penultimate ice age, the advancing land ice formed moraines around the towns of Oldenzaal and Ootmarsum. The stream valleys are locally swampy and in the early Middle Ages an arable landscape arose on the higher grounds near the villages and hamlets. Hedgerows that were once used to keep cattle on the pasture divide the landscape into small scenes. Much of this small-scale landscape is still well preserved. The differences in height, the special geological structure of the subsoil and the numerous wells and streams created a mosaic of small landscapes. That is why it is almost impossible to paint a picture that looks better than the original Twente bocage landscape in Northeast Twente.

Forests and Heaths

Estates and Heritage

Polders and Farmlands

Rivers and Streams

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in National Landscape Noordoost-TwenteNational Landscape Noordoost-Twente

Route map

Start and finish near bike node 69 on the Markt in Ootmarsum. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

69 - 43 - 16 - 10 - 14 - 12 - 13 - 9 - 81 - 7 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 88 - 30 - 34 - 33 - 29 - 69

Elevation meters