Local environment & Tips
The luxurious and modern 3-star Hotel-Restaurant Dinkeloord is beautifully located in Overijssel, close to the German border. Its wonderful location in the Twente landscape makes the hotel an idea base for the most varied and impressive bicycle and walking excursions. The hotel is located beside the Singraven Estate, with its old watermill, stunning parklands and its geometric park the Sterrebos. Shopaholics and culture vultures can take in the lively cities of Oldenzaal, Hengelo or Enschede. Just over the border is the romantic spa town Bad Bentheim with the castle of the same name.
Beside the hotel is the river Dinkel, which originates in Germany. This river is 93 kilometres long in total, 46 of which are in Twente in the Netherlands. One of the prettiest areas along the Dinkel is the Lutterzand, which is a short distance from the hotel. The Dinkel meanders through the Lutterzand area, adding to the general beauty of the landscape and forms a changeable border between low-lying river valley meadowlands and an extensive, more elevated area of shifting lands. The river's steep banks are a source of information about the history of the Dinkel valley from the last Ice Age.History
The rich and varied history of North-East Twente goes back to prehistory. This area is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, with an extremely old rift system in the substratum. Long ago the municipality of Losser was the floor of a shallow sea. Through sedimentary deposits in this sea, various layers of ground were formed. These layers are still clearly visible.
It's not just the numerous mineral resources from the ancient seafloor that provide considerable historical knowledge, there is much to be explored in terms of cultural history. The neighbouring village of De Lutte was one the most powerful and richest places in the area. The long history of Twente is clearly seen in the wealth of monuments, old farmsteads, ecclesiastical paths, chapels, grave mounds and urn fields.The treasury of Twente
Beuningen is located in the municipality of Losser, which can rightly call itself the Treasury of Twente. There's plenty here to discover and experience, such as the diversity of mineral resources, the rich history and numerous hidden pearls. Some examples of these are the stunning areas of natural beauty the Duivelshof and the Tankenberg. The municipality of Losser is part of the National Landscape of North-East Twente, where you can enjoy more than 500 kilometres of tourist routes, making it the municipality with the greatest and most varied number of walking and cycling routes in Twente.Tips
• Lutterzand Nature Area
• ‘Het Lugtkasteel’ Glass Studio in Losser
• ‘De Werklust’ Brick Factory in Losser
• Traditional Candle Maker in Beuningen
• Farmer's Golf in Losser (a typical Dutch game similar to croquet, played with a wooden stick to which a clog is attached)
• Singraven Estate
• Visit the cities of Oldenzaal, Hengelo and Enschede.
• Oostmarsum Open Air Museum