Discover the nature of the Hondsrug

The Hondsrug, a unique ridge in the landscape of Drenthe , offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers, history enthusiasts and adventurers. It is unique for its geological history and has been recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Activities for Everyone

Whether you are a hiker, cyclist, history buff or family, the Hondsrug has something for everyone. Enjoy marked hiking and cycling trails, visit museums and historical sites, or join one of the many organised tours and activities.

© Drenthe - Nationale Parken

Natural beauty and biodiversity

The Hondsrug offers a diverse mix of landscapes – from dense forests and heathlands to meandering stream valleys and sand drifts. It is home to a rich flora and fauna, including rare species found nowhere else in the Netherlands.

© De Hondsrug UNESCO Geopark

Historical Treasures

Explore the rich history of the Hondsrug, from prehistoric dolmens and burial mounds to medieval monasteries and ancient villages. Visitors can also discover traces of human habitation dating back to the Stone Age.

About the Town:


At 900 metres from the cosy village of Borger, you can ideally take an excursion by bike or on foot.

Weekly Market

A weekly market every Tuesday morning and a fair every Friday in high season.


among others: Albert Heijn, Aldi, Hema and several cosy shops and restaurants.


Borger is also home to the largest dolmen in the Netherlands and the Dolmen Information Centre

Swimming facilities

In the immediate surroundings, in the middle of the forests, you will find several natural lakes with large sandy beaches, where you can swim and sunbathe - 't Nije Hemelriek. If the weather is not so good, you can swim in the indoor subtropical swimming pool in Borger.


Cuby museum, Ellert and Brammert open-air museum in Schoonoord, Drents museum Assen and Museumdorp Orvelte. Memorial Centre Camp Westerbork and Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen