De Bloemenbeek is about two kilometres from the German border. The German border region is a lovely area for cycling and walking and there are cities and attractions that make a visit across the border very worthwhile.
University city Münster is a large vibrant metropolis with plenty to see and do, such as the St. Lamberti church, the well-known Allwetterzoo and the archaeological museum. Münster lies amidst scenic parklands where you can enjoy the many castles, manor houses and gardens.
Bad Bentheim, a spa town and historic city with a beautiful castle, is just across the border, about fifteen minutes from De Bloemenbeek.
With various nature reserves, the Bad Bentheim area offers ample opportunities for walking and cycling.
Gronau / Epe
Around the German town of Gronau and the Epe district, there are many woodlands, meadows and peat bogs where you can walk and cycle to your heart’s content. At Inselpark Gronau, you will find an outdoor pirate playground, pyramids, water labyrinth, gardens and water-island. The Rock ’n Pop museum is based here too. The Stadspark, with playgrounds and a freely accessible animal park, is in the middle of the city.
Nordhorn, also called the ‘green city of water’ is just across the border near Denekamp. Nordhorn has many almshouses, a rich cultural heritage, attractive natural surroundings and scenic walking and cycling routes.
Nordhorn also has a beautiful zoo with a playground.
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