Looking for a holiday in Germany, but you do not want to drive too far? Then Ferienpark Grafschaft Bentheim is the ideal destination for you. It lies just across the border in the county with the same name, Bentheim. The region is famous for cycling, but also for the beautiful historic town of Bad Bentheim. Fortunately, our holiday park is near Bad Bentheim and you can thus take a walk in the city.
The region looks Dutch, with windmills, watermills and red bike mushrooms that indicate the route and the distances. Yet the landscape is unmistakably German, with rolling hills, the typical house construction and many local festivals and events. The official language is German, yet many people speak Dutch around our park. Exploring the area by bike is a general concept here, as well as the Fietsenbus, that will take both you and your bike to any station. From there you can cycle along a scenic route back to your holiday home.
Around the holiday park in Uelsen
Although the Grafschaft Bentheim holiday park is immersed in nature, there is plenty to do around the park as well. Starting with the trails in the woods behind the park. These forest roads take you through hills and along fields. Bike trails start right at the park, yet this is not all.
The village of Uelsen is located a few kilometers from the park and it has a specific vacation area. It starts with a large adventure playground with a skate park just 500m from the holiday park. A little further there is the Bronzezeithof, a small open-air museum which takes you back to the Bronze Age, take a look at the huts here, a spectacular representation of it.
Just past the Bronzezeithof there are the indoor pool and the forest pool with sunbathing possibilities. Depending on the weather, one of the two will be opened. Beside the pools you can also hit the ball on the mini golf course. A great holiday afternoon.
Pools near the holiday park
At 2.5 km from the park there are two magnificent swimming pools for spending many hours with water fun. You can get to them by taking a nice walk through the fields, but there is also enough parking when going by car or by bicycle.
In 2011, the indoor pool was completely rebuilt, you can swim laps in the 25 m pool, play in the paddling pool and slide down the longest slide in the county of Bentheim!!! You will enjoy it for sure.
In the summer months, the large forest pool is open when the outside temperature is above 21 degrees. There are two large water slides here and diving boards at heights of 1 and 3 m. The bigger pool invites you to swim laps, while the smaller shallower pool is very suitable for children. For the little ones there is a paddling pool as well. You can sunbathe on the big lawn and there is also playground equipment for children here. The pool has a snack bar where you can get a snack and a drink. Experience a fantastic holiday here!
Day trips with your family
Our holiday park in Germany is the ideal starting point for numerous day trips in the area. This will be particularly enjoyable for children. For the little ones there is the Plopsa Indoor in Coevorden, just a half an hour drive away. The Emmen Zoo is a great one, soon to be completely restored. The Tierpark Nordhorn, with its different types of animals is also worth a visit, and you can combine this with a boat trip on the Vecht or a half a day of shopping.
The Osnabrück Zoo is a little further away, but it is also a very large zoo. Take a peek into past at the open-air museum in Arnhem or dive into the world of film at the Bottrop Movie Park. Curious about how ships are built? Take a look at the Meyer Werft in Eemshaven, in Papenburg. Here is where they have built many giants of the sea, beautiful cruise ships.
You will experience a holiday among nature in Germany at our Grafschaft Bentheim holiday park in Uelsen. The park is wonderfully situated in the forest, it is surrounded by gently sloping fields, green meadows and sparkling streams. On the terrace of your bungalow, you can listen to the birds singing and who knows, you may even spot a squirrel around the corner. In the forest live rabbits and deer, which you may encounter during a walk.
You can also encounter them during your bike rides and you can certainly look forward to see the many pheasants and woodpeckers that live in this area. The routes take you through the countryside on back roads. You get a broad view over the fields interspersed with authentic farms and charming villages.
Near the forest pool there is a special nature trail for children. Follow the signs and learn about the nature of Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany.
During your stay in our holiday park in Germany there will be no lack of cultural sights. The most famous attraction in the area is the historic town of Bad Bentheim. The castle which towers high above the city is one you must visit, you can even choose here between several guided tours in Dutch and German, but there are also costumes specifically for children. Every year here there are jousting tournaments, a night stronghold and a handicraft market organized around the castle.
Around the corner from the park there is the Bronze Age Park, and the village of Uelsen is also worth a visit. The name Uelsen was already used in the year 1131, and there are numerous traditions to experience here. There is the annual Schützenfest in July (marksmen festival), several village festivals and of course the Christmas markets. Nowhere in Germany there are as many celebrations as in the region of Grafschaft Bentheim, you have all the chances of stumbling into a village festival in the area, which is enjoyed with plenty of beer, schnapps and bratwurst.
You can get to the village of Uelsen by car in just a few minutes, and here you have some excellent grocery shopping possibilities. There are several supermarkets in the village, as well as a drug store, bakery, butcher and ATMs. In most supermarkets you can just pay with your debit card.
You can get to Uelsen very well on foot or by bike as well. The Lidl and Combi supermarkets are closest to the park. In the Combi supermarket you will find also a bakery, a florist and an ATM.
Shopping can also be done in Nordhorn (20km) and Lingen (40km). Here you will also find several clothing stores, electronics stores and malls. If you wish to get to a market than there are markets held on various weekdays in Tubbergen, Almelo and Enschede.