What is there to do in Groningen and Drenthe this weekend? Seven tips for fun outings

Open day camping d’Olde Kamp in Ansen. Photo: Shutterstock

Go dancing into the weekend during Disco Wonderland in Assen, walk in silence across the Noordsche Veld or listen to Drenthe music by Martijje. Below you will find seven tips for fun outings in Groningen and Drenthe this weekend.

Dance floor fillers, disco kneiters and dance classics

Start your weekend Friday evening from 20.00 pm partying with Disco Wonderland at De Bonte Wever in Assen. Dance to music by Ben Liebrand during his long set, watch the light show and taste the tastiest cocktails. Corné Klijn and regular DJ Hans Stoeve are also present to make it an unforgettable party.

Atmospheric flea market for Ukraine

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Het Karspel center near the Magnuskerk in Bellingwolde is the setting for a cozy garage sale. The proceeds of the market benefit victims of the war in Ukraine. The flea market is not as big as previous editions, but definitely worth a look. This year the organization did not make a round to collect all kinds of flea market stuff from people’s homes, but the storage space is bulging and there is enough material for a nice market.

Dutch Studies Days in Groningen

The second edition of the Neerlandistiekdagen will take place this weekend, this time in Groningen. If you have a warm heart for the field, you are welcome on Saturday to exchange ideas about the future and vitality of Dutch Studies. In the HN Werkman Stadslyceum a variety of performances, conversations and workshops take place in which the profession is put in the spotlight.

Roos Custers, Coen Peppelenbos and Pauline Durlacher present Saturday between 11.00 and 13.00 an adapted episode of talk show Onder de Volkaan. In addition, writer and musician Joost Oomen is also present and Kila van der Starre provides workshops on contemporary poetry for pupils and students. For more information and registration click here.

Wild picking in the Groningen City Park

Would you like to pick your own tea or a salad? Led by wild-picking guide Sanne Scheltena, you can join a walk on Saturday from 2 p.m is looking for edible plants in the Stadspark in Groningen. There are plenty of edible plants in the wild in the Netherlands, but knowledge about this has now largely been lost. Together with guide Sanne you will look for the edible plants of this season. You can register via the website.

Hiking in silence over the Noordsche Veld

Walk through the Drenthe landscape this weekend with the trek TREK of Peergroup, Nick Steur and SoAP Maastricht. The co-production arose from a shared interest in boulders. “The erratic stone is central to the project and people and stone travel together through the Drentse landscape shared by them,” says Nick Steur.

You make a pilgrimage of approximately 7 kilometers that starts at Natuurplaats Noordsche Veld near Norg. The route is made for two people and you both choose a boulder to travel silently through the landscape. The tour is self-sufficient: you reserve a day and depart at a time of your choosing. The ticket contains a code that gives you access to a container that contains all the directions for the tour. More information and tickets via peer group.

Drenthe language and contemporary music

The Drenthe ‘lady of jazz’ Martijje looks ahead, because there is always hope or somewhere a beautiful view. She’s playing Saturday night at 8.00 pm at concert farm d’Rentmeester in Valthermond all kinds of songs with a new sound full of roots, blues and gospel influences. Martijje sings jazz, pop and samba, but also blues, as can be heard on her new album view † The Drenthe language is the common thread of her career and gives her inspiration, comfort and hope that she likes to transfer to others.

National open camping day

This Saturday, camping d’Olde Kamp in Ansen is participating in the National Open Camping Day. The campsite is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you can then take a look at the grounds, in a sod hut and at the animals. You can also meet the new campsite owners Albert Dekker and Lieke Oenema. For children there is an animal bingo and at the end of the open day there is a pizza slice ready for everyone.

You can find more outings at dvhn.nl/uitagenda.

You can register an event via uitservice.nl.