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Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen

The new municipality of Westerwolde, located south-east, was created by merging the municipalities of Vlagtwedde and Bellingwedde. Due to this merger, the municipality of Westerwolde has a total of approximately 10,000 houses with approximately 25,000 inhabitants on an area of ​​approximately 280 km2.


Westerwolde has traditionally been mainly focused on agriculture. While walking in this beautiful area you can enjoy fields, hedgerows and heath. The sheep herd of Staatsbosbeheer grazes freely on the heath. The stream de Ruiten Aa meanders through the landscape and in early spring treats visitors to its banks full of cattails and fireweeds. In many places in Westerwolde, the verges are sown with a mixture of wild flowers.


In the municipality of Westerwolde, a lot of attention is paid to a favorable business climate for industry, agriculture and services. Living is attractive on larger lots for affordable prices. Children have all the peace and space to grow up safely. The municipality of Westerwolde offers plenty of choice from primary and secondary schools.


Sights

During a visit to Sheepfold Ter Borg you will imagine yourself in times long gone. The hamlet contains four farms and a 17th-century sheepfold.


The large sand hill, the Giezelbaarg or Geselberg, is a reminder of the dark times of Westerwolde. Until 1803, the sand hill was used as a place to carry out sentences and executions, including the sad trials at the end of the 16th century against men and women accused of witchcraft and Satanism. A monument to the victims of these witch trials now stands on the sand hill.


In Ter Apel, visitors can enjoy a tour of the medieval monastery, which is the only one preserved in the province of Groningen. Also in Ter Apel you will find the fairytale nature attraction WonderWereld, very attractive for children.


Would you like to see Westerwolde from up high? Then climb the six-metre-high Ter Wupping lookout tower and enjoy an enchanting view of the fields and grazing deer. Are you staying overnight in this area on a Friday? Then tune in to Radio Westerwolde and play along for wonderful radio bingo prizes.


The fortified village of Bourtange, built during the Dutch revolt, attracts thousands of visitors every year as a significant tourist attraction with fully reconstructed fortifications, centuries-old lime trees, various museums, a candle factory and annual fairs. Historical events and battle simulations are organized in summer, in particular the Battle of Bourtange.


In Bellingwolde is the regional museum De Oude Wolden with, among other things, a collection of the works of the Groningen art circle De Ploeg.


In the village of Wedde is the Huis te Wedde or the Wedderborg, a castle that dates from the fourteenth century.


The fortified village of Oudeschans was built during the Eighty Years' War by Willem Lodewijk van Nassau. The village was then by the sea. After the reclamation of the Dollard, the town became strategically of less value. The redoubt was reconstructed in the 1980s.


There is also plenty to do in Westerwolde for the little ones. How about, for example, a visit to the Tenaxx estate in Wedde, with its beautiful unique forest of lifelike dinosaurs that scare you with their roar?


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Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde East Groningen

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Middeleeuws Ter Apel Ter Apel, Westerwolde
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Gietijzeren tuinvaas tuinvazen bloempot bloembak op sokkel Bellingwolde, Westerwolde
Gietijzeren tuinvaas tuinvazen bloempot bloembak op sokkel Bellingwolde, Westerwolde
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