Surroundings & activities

What is there to do in the area?

Our hamlet “Elsen” is located in the beautiful countryside between Markelo and Rijssen in the municipality of Hof van Twente.

– Within walking distance of the yard are the Friezenberg and the Apenberg, part of the large nature reserve “The Borkeld”.

– Numerous bicycle routes can be ridden from the yard.

– Within a distance of 15 kilometers are three golf courses (Wierden, Delden and Lochem).

– Several interesting museums and fairs nearby.

– Several (castle) estates within a distance of 15 kilometers that can be visited during the summer season, including:
– Twickel estate (gardens and castle).
– Weldam Castle (gardens and fair)
– Huis Verwolde (gardens and castle)
– Huize Warmelo (gardens and fair)

– In Markelo there are 3 riding stables where horses can be rented; the area lends itself perfectly to beautiful outdoor rides


If you do not feel like cooking for yourself, there are several excellent restaurants just a relatively short distance away (1 to 5 km), including:

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