The Hondsrug landscape is unique for its ridges and valleys, created in the ice ages. Prehistoric people left archaeological treasures behind. For thousands of years man has re-shaped this land, creating a landscape that is of all ages.

Hills, hunebeds, old farmsteads, picturesque towns, archeological finds... they illustrate the history of the beautiful Hondsrug area.

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The Ice Ages

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Ancient History

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Peat and Peat Bogs

The Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark

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The Largest Hunebed

The Largest Hunebed

At 22.5 metres long, hunebed D27 in Borger is the largest prehistoric stone burial monument in Drenthe. It […]

Hunzebos and Leewal

Hunzebos and Leewal

The area around Exloo is rich in glacial remains. In the last ice age the land ice did […]

Strubben Kniphorstbosch

Strubben Kniphorstbosch

Between the villages of Anloo and Schipborg is a nature reserve with a double name: De Strubben Kniphorstbosch. […]

Bargerveen

Bargerveen

After the last ice age about 10 thousand years ago, the climate began to grow warmer and wetter. […]

Ballooërveld

Ballooërveld

The Ballooërveld lies to the north of the village of Balloo. On the Ballooërveld you can really touch […]

Getting to the bottom of Vries

The ice-age record exposed near Vries

This interesting walk near the picturesque town of Vries will take you to spots where you can read […]

Ice age cycling tour

Climbing ice age hills

From the Hunebedcentrum in Borger you can make a nice cycling tour accross the Hondsrug. You’ll visit four […]

The Flintenroute (Boulder trip)

Cycling along the boulders around Borger

Flint is the local name for the erratic boulders from the Ice Ages. You will come across many […]

Discover Pre-historic Groningen

Cycling along the highlights of pre-historic Groningen

The city of Groningen was founded already in the eleventh century on the site of two old farming […]

Van Gogh cycling tour

Cycling with Vincent van Gogh around Zweeloo

Dear Theo, ‘I ‘d love to tell you about a trip to Zweeloo, the village where Liebermann stayed […]

Hunebed Center

Hunebed Center

Would you like to know more about the Ice Ages? Then start your voyage of discovery at the […]

Veenpark

Veenpark

The best place to begin your expedition into the peat is the Veenpark in Barger-Compascuum, not far from […]

Boomkroonpad

Boomkroonpad

(Tree Top Path) The Boomkroonpad outdoor centre is the starting point for a number of cycling and walking […]

Visitors’ center the Homanshof

Visitor's center Homanshof

The Homanshof is an eighteenth century Saxon-style farmhouse in Anloo, a country village in the Drenthe municipality of […]