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  4. Natuurvriendenhuis/kampeerterrein het Hunehuis

Natuurvriendenhuis/kampeerterrein het Hunehuis

Location and atmosphere

The Hunehuis lies on top of the Havelterberg near the dolmens, in the middle of (heath)pools, near heathland, wood, and drifting sand. The lovely renovated house for nature lovers lies in an own parcel of wood. The new wing for the sleeping accomodation is comfortable and fits in the landscape. In the older buildings the original elements of the Bauhaus style are visible.


There is accommodation for 72 guests in 29 rooms. From the community hall you have a lovely view; you look out over the Heathland of the Ooster- and Westerzand. Sheep pass by every morning and night. Please bring your own linen. On a sheltered field for hikers there are ten pitches (no caravans). This field is a nature campsite, so a special camping card (“Natuurkampeerkaart”) is obliged. Children have full opportunities for playing around the house.

Surroundings and activities

The new national park the Drents-Friese Wold, just as the well-known National Park Dwingelerveld are lying on bike distance. In Havelte (3 km) bikes are for rent. You can wander round for hours, such as along the Drenthe Path or the new Havezathen Path. The marshes of the Rottige Meenthe , de Weerribben and the Wiedden are on bike distance, too. The rich broekbossen* are paradises for birdwatchers and plants. From Giethoorn you may discover the wetlands by boat: by punt, canoe or whisper boat. The libelles (dragonfly) are gliding above your head. The villages Diever and Ruinen are beautiful and worth a visit with their village greens which make them ‘brinkdorpen’ , from the English word brink. In the town of Havelte golf players can let themselves go. And it has a swimming pool (2 km), and a butterfly paradise (Vlinderparadijs) called Papillorama. Historic cities like Steenwijk, Vollenhove and Zwartsluis are worth a visit. In Kallenkote (3 km) you find the beautiful Indonesian miniature and birds park “Vogelpark Taman Indonesia” with a children’s farm. The Koloniehof in Frederiksoord (7.5 km), (colonies museum), learns you everything about life at the 19th century. The Drukkerijmuseum in Meppel is a museum about the history of printing; children can try out various techniques in the children’s museum of printing and do hunts. In Steenwijk (on 6 km), you find a friendly Fair and Circus Museum. *Broekbossen: flood forests, woods on wetlands

General information

Opening times accommodationyear round


Number of persons72Number of rooms29Price double room per night€ 58 per room

Group accommodation

Number of persons72Number of rooms29Please bring your own bed linenPlease bring your own sleeping bagPlease bring your own towelsPrices on request

Nature camping

Caravan/campers not allowedTotal number of pitches10Number of tent pitches10prices per person€ 6Price tent per night€ 3,50


Distance to supermarket3 km


Bicycles for rent

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails

Indoor swimming pool

Special target groups

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)9

Route description

Nearest citySteenwijkNearest villageHavelte