Dutch ancestry tour: Drenthe

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for kids.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 8



Dutch (fluent), English (conversational), French (basic), German (conversational)

Find your Dutch roots - for anyone with ancestors from the province of Drenthe

If your ancestors lived in the beautiful province of Drenthe, in the north of The Netherlands, I can show you around and take you to the places where your ancestors lived. My wife was born in Drenthe, she will accompany us on your journey to the past. Before the tour I will do research on your ancestry, if provided with sufficient information. This will enable us to visit the places that are most relevant to your family history. I will tell you more about history and culture, language, landscape and about modern life in Drenthe.
Can be combined with ancestry tours in Friesland and Groningen, or with other tours in the north of the Netherland. Very flexible.
Assen is a good starting point but other starting points are possible, like Meppel, Hoogeveen or Emmen.


This tour is offered for anyone with ancestors from the province of Drenthe. I will take you to your roots and show you around the region. The itinerary will be customized on the basis of information obtained through research of your family history.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your lodging in Friesland/Groningen or a train station.

End location: Your lodging in the north of The Netherlands, or a train station.

Duration: 8 hours

The tour is cancelled when the circumstances are too dangerous(snowstorms, storms over 7 bft).


Air conditioned, non smoking Toyota Avensis Wagon (2010), for up to three passengers (4 passengers is possible, but not very convenient). At additional cost I can rent a van for up to 8 passengers. Or I could join you if you have rented a car or van.

What’s Included

4 hrs time for preparing the tour, 8 hrs of guiding through the area you like to visit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - Per person costs for food and drinks (incl. lunch or dinner). Extra guided tours are not included, as it is not clear yet what the itinerary will include. Furthermore transportation costs incl. fuel are not included in the price.

What’s Extra

If provided with sufficient information and time, an original document on your Dutch ancestry.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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