TTT 2012 05 Drenthe Dalen Hooghalen
Published: 18/08/2019
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This TTT starts in Dalen and goes over mostly beautiful roads through the beautiful Drenthe landscape to Hooghalen, where you soon pass the Hunnenkerkhof * after the start, a great opportunity to take a picture.

* The Hunnenkerkhof is an Iron Age burial ground near Oosterhesselen.
In 1871 the province of Drenthe obtained through a gift from Jhr. Van der Wijck of the De Klencke house, a part of a heathland south of Oosterhesselen that has long been known as the Hunnenkerkhof. In 1843 DH van der Scheer described the Hunnenkerkhof as an old cemetery with two large tumuli and many smaller raised heights, large 1 bunder 70 rods. He had some 'excavations' carried out, which resulted in cremation residues, charcoal and a few urns. In 1848 LJF Janssen mentions 10 round burial mounds and 42 square and elongated square beds.
Most of the cemetery has now disappeared, including the two major tumuli. In 1960 a number of trenches were dug in the remaining part of the burial field, which is still provincial property. This part appeared to consist of a group of hills surrounded by square and rectangular ditches; Because the ditches connect to each other, they form a kind of network. A few hills with ditches were reconstructed in 1975. The construction is similar to the grave field at Ruinen.

Winding through the Drenthe landscape you will arrive at De Driesprong in Gieterveen, time for coffee with something tasty. After coffee it continues along the meadows towards Glimmen, the northernmost point in the route, after which you descend towards Hooghalen. Just before the end point in Hooghalen you can visit the Camp Westerbork ** remembrance center.

** Camp Westerbork Remembrance Center is a museum where the history of Camp Westerbork is told. The museum is located on the Oosthalen road, about three kilometers from the former camp site. At the former camp site itself, motorized traffic and buildings are not allowed due to radio telescopes.

Because I have not (yet) driven this route myself, this route gets 3 stars.

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rp 1 - Start at Cafe-Restaurant Cornelis in Dalen
rp 5 - Photo opportunity at the Hunnenkerkhof
rp 26 - Coffee stop at the Driesprong in Gieterveen
rp 49 - Possibility to visit Camp Westerbork Memorial Center
rp 50 - End point at Scottish restaurant Het Wapen van Schotland in Hooghalen
Kamp Westerbork
Drents landschap
Useful links:
Startpunt in Dalen
Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork
Eindpunt in Hooghalen

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About this region
Drenthe (Dutch: [ˈdrɛntə] (listen); German: Drenthe) is a province of the Netherlands located in the northeastern part of the country. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and the German state of Lower Saxony to the east. As of November 2019, Drenthe had a population of 493,449 and a total area of 2,680 km2 (1,030 sq mi). Drenthe has been populated for 15.000 years. The region has subsequently been part of the Episcopal principality of Utrecht, Habsburg Netherlands, Dutch Republic, Batavian Republic, Kingdom of Holland and Kingdom of the Netherlands. Drenthe has been an official province since 1796. The capital and seat of the provincial government is Assen. The King's Commissioner of Drenthe is Jetta Klijnsma. The Labour Party (PvdA) is the largest party in the States-Provincial, followed by the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). Drenthe is a sparsely populated rural area, unlike many other parts of the Netherlands. Except for the cities of Assen (pop. 67,963) and Emmen (pop. 107,113), the land in Drenthe is mainly used for agriculture.
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