UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE - COLONIES OF BENEVOLENCE
Seven Colonies of Benevolence. What are the Colonies of Benevolence? These are seven landscapes in the Netherlands and Belgium that were created as part of a utopian social experiment to eradicate poverty in the beginning of the 19th century. The main idea behind the experiment was to enable poor people from the city to build a new life in the countryside. By working the land as farmers, these people would be able to sustain themselves in the long term. From the park you can easily visit five of these colonies. For more information, stop by the visitor centres that explain the history of these
Drents-Friese Wold National Park
One of the largest nature areas of the Netherlands.