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Take a stroll in this beatiful heath and sand area

Balloo / Rolde - For centuries the province of Drenthe was a poor and rural area. Over the last 200 years vast areas of peat were extracted and the population grew quickly from 40.000 to almost 500.000 people now. The Balloërveld is one of the rare areas that remained untouched. In summer, winter, spring or fall, the Balloerveld with its heath and sand is a unique place to pay a visit to.

Prehistoric burial mounds

At the Mandenberg you still can see about 40 prehistoric burial mounds from the Early and Middle Bronze Age, around 1700 - 1000 BC.
To the north of the mounds there is a urnfield from a later period.

From gallows hill you have a beautiful view over the surrounding area. You can even distinguish the old tracks of carts and carriages from centuries ago that traveled towards the villages Rolde and Coevorden.

The remains of the tank ditch are dated from World War II.

Visitor information
Address: Crabbeweg
Zip / City: 9458 TE  Balloo / Rolde

Additional information: The Balloerveld is freely accessible. The address listed near Rolde is just one of the starting points for a walk. There is a small car park available.


Important: The location on the map is for indication only and can differ from reality. The reviews on this site are posted by visitors and do not represent the view of the editors. Steps and calories are an average and indicational only.

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