Nature Information Centre

See, hear, feel and smell …
Explore the Veenland Nature Park

In ’Bargerveen Moor’, The Netherlands’ last raised-bog reserve, there are a lot of good things to experience. You can find out what these are at the Nature Information Centre. You can find out what these are at the Nature Information Centre.

A splendidly designed digital presentation introduces to you the Veenland Nature Park, a quite special part of the province of Drenthe on the Germany-Netherlands border. You also receive information about cycle and walking tours here.

Here children can see, hear and feel, parhaps even smell, how lovely nature is.

The Nature Information Centre is situated in the former Marienkapelle (Lady Chapel) in Weiteveen. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Nature Information Centre in pictures

Veenpoort Wetland Gate

Experience the unique ecosystem in what was once the largest contiguous peat bog in Central Europe.

Veenpoort Wetland Gate


The sheepfold, opened in 2018 by King Willem-Alexander, is located about 500 meters from the Veenloopcentrum. This can be reached via the Historical Path that runs from the Veenloopcentrum to the sheepfold.

It is the largest sheepfold in the Netherlands for about 1000 sheep. There is also a cattle shed for 110 cattle. Restaurant Wollegras is located near the sheepfold, where you can enjoy a delicious meal with a view of the sheepfold and the Bargerveen.