Our camping side is in the holiday region EMSLAND close to the border of the Netherlands. There are several tourist attractions and trip destinations in Germany and in the Netherlands as well as several hiking trails, cycling routes, and geocaches. Despite the quiet location it is ideal for active guests. Here a summary of our favorite destinations:
The Schloss Dankern is located about 6 km from the EMSLAND-CAMP. It has several attractions such as indoor and outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor swimming bath, and a roller coaster – it is ideal for an exciting trip with kids. Right next to the park you can find a high rope course, a large bathing lake including a water ski course and an adventure miniature golf course.
Weather independent fun for kids can be found at the Spassbad Topas in Dankern (approx. 6 km). It has water slides and a large water playing ground and is lots of fun for kids.
You can also find a go-kart track which offers lots of fun for Young and Old.
Lots of fun and activities are available at the Funpark Meppen (approx. 13 km) including tracks for jeeps, quad bikes, buggy, and go-kart as well as playing paintball.
Golfpark Gut Düneburg
Golfpark Gut Düneburg (approx. 6 km) is a beautiful and idyllic golf course affiliated with an old manor house.
Who had not the dream as a child to drive an excavator? It is possible. You can be an excavator driver at the Baggerpark Emsland (approx. 4 km). Furthermore adults and children starting 6 years of age can drive quads bikes on an off- road track.
To enjoy the nature and views in the region Emsland in a very relaxed and comfortable way you can take a cruise on the river Ems with the cruise vessel Amisia Haren (approx. 10 km).
If you have always wanted to see the production of goat cheese, the goat cheese manufactory of Fehnland Ziegenkäse (approx. 7 km) is the right place. Every Sunday is open house day and you can not only visit the production of cheese but also the funny goats.
Do you also love alpacas? For animal lovers, the Emsland Alpacas just 2 km away are just the right thing. You can take alpaca tours and buy farm products, such as clothing made from alpaca wool in the farm store. Business hours can be found online at Alpakazucht Büter.
The volunteer actors of the open-air stage in Meppen perform musicals, plays, as well as children’s and family plays in front of about 35,000 visitors per year. The stage has a beautiful atmosphere and especially the evening performances are an absolute highlight (approx. 18km).
German-Dutch Bee Center
The importance of beekeeping is presented and documented in the Bourtanger Moor. The outdoor area with its exhibition is freely accessible and you are always welcome there. The buildings are always open on Sundays from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the summer months from April to September (except holidays).
The Museum Veenpark in Barger-Compascuum provides an insight into the past. You can relive older times by visiting old, and original houses. Outstanding is also the ride with an old peat train and peat ship and the little shops are lovely.
One of the most beautiful zoos in Europe is the Zoo WILDLANDS in Emmen. It is possible to observe the animals from a Jeep, by boat, or by foot. Thanks to large compounds and many free-roaming animals this zoo is worth a visit.
The International nature park Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen offers peace and nature. In this beautiful area it is possible to bike and hike. Additional to frogs, sheeps and cattle, many rare animals and plants can be found.
Monastery Ter Apel
The largest preserved monastery in Groningen is the monastery in Ter Apel (approx. 14 km). Beautiful architecture and varying exhibitions provide for an open meeting place.
Emmen (approx. 20 km) is a small town with about 120.000 citizens. It has a lovely city centre for shopping, food and drinks.
More than 140 stores guarantee a fun shopping trip in Klazienaveen (approx. 16 km). There is a weekly market every Saturday afternoon from 12pm to 5pm with over 15 stalls.
Biking, Hiking, and Geocaching
Furthermore it is possible to rent a boat and discover the area by water or to use one of the biking or hiking trails.
Another way to explore the region is to find geochaches. As well right next to the camping ground as several kilometres away many geochaches can be found. It can perfectly be combined with a walk or biketour.
Further information about tours, trips, and geochaches can be found on following websites:
Our favorite destinations in immediate surrounding can be found in our flyer.