Hotel Groote Engel is a charming three star hotel with a nice location near the beautiful nature of Bourtange Bargerveen. The hotel is charming, lovingly decorated, the ideal location if you are looking for peace and quiet. From the hotel you can walk into the town with several dining and shopping options.
The river Vecht connects the Dutch province of Overijssel with the German place Bentheim. You can look forward to an idyllic land of art and culture blessed with beautiful scenery and a rich history.
Our hotel is located between the river Vecht and the Coevorder Picardie Channel in the county of Bentheim. A region with many charming villages. It is located on the border of South-east Drenthe and Overijssel. The area offers many historic farms, a romantic castle and characteristic mills. In Emlichheim you will find the farm Arendshof we can recommend a visit.
In the county you will find diverse nature and beautiful natural reserves.
In the north you will discover the land of pioneers who once cultivated peat and in the south looms the hilly region around the castle Bentheim. Near Emlichheim is Uelsen between vast moorlands are vibrant cities Nordhorn, a textile town and Bad Bentheim.
Grafschaft Bentheim is a paradise for cyclists and walkers with miles of trails that wind along the most beautiful places where you can enjoy peace and quiet. But culture lovers will find their hearts to retrieve. There are cycling routes through the peat, for example, the pioneer trail offers plenty of opportunity to get acquainted with the vast moorlands, the sleepy villages, windmills and the many canals in the natural park municipalities knowledge.
The area offers a wide range of many museums including the Van Gogh House, the Veenpark, International Peatland natural park, Dolmen Museum and Industrial Museum Specialist.
In Germany you will find many museums including the Museum Erdöl-Erdgas-Twist, Moormuseum Groß Hesepe Emsland Lingen Museum, Museum Schiffahrts-Nordhorn and Bronzezeithof Uelsen.
Even if you are travelling with your children, the area has plenty to offer. For example, pay a visit to amusement park Slagharen, Emmen Zoo, Tierpark Nordhorn, Kabouterland Exloo or Plopsa Indoor Coevorden. There is a covered wagon ride through the beautiful nature or by canoe or rafting on the river Vecht.
From our hotel, you have several options for "A hole in one" on the 18-hole golf courses in Coevorden, Erica, Zwartemeer or Emmen.
Garden lovers can find inspiration in the area. Visit the gardens of Mien Ruys or Ada Hofman.