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Have you already heard of Ootmarsum-Dinkelland, Twente’s most attractive region? There are plenty of reasons to visit this part of Twente. You can enjoy the beautiful environment, bocage-style landscape, many galleries and museums, and last but not least, ample cycling and walking opportunities to your heart’s content.

Life in Twente

Visitors of Ootmarsum-Dinkelland, the touristic municipality that also includes Denekamp, Lattrop, Weerselo and Saasveld, regularly return for short or long stays. That’s because you lose track of time and the fast pace of contemporary life here. Get a taste of the real feeling of life in Twente in Ootmarsum-Dinkelland.

Through nature

The environment of Ootmarsum-Dinkelland is a paradise for cyclists and walkers. The area is exceptionally suitable for lovely cycling and walking trips. The diverse bocage landscape in Twente, the beautiful nature reserves, authentic villages and hospitable inhabitants welcome you wholeheartedly. Extensive woodland with rippling streams and the meandering Dinkel. Beautiful views over the stream valleys. Age-old farms, manors and watermills. And taking in the peace and quiet.


With only the chirping of birds, the rustling of the leaves in the trees and the soft babbling of the river in the background, and a beautiful view of a forest or meadow with wild flowers, anybody who enjoys tucking in in a caravan or tent can sleep surrounded by nature in Ootmarsum-Dinkelland. Far from busy roads and crowded cities, and still only at a stone’s throw distance from picturesque cities and villages.

Piece of art in Twente Ootmarsum


Twente people in Ootmarsum are extremely hospitable and welcome everyone with open arms and a piece of krentenwegge. With a cup of coffee they tell how beautiful the countryside and nature are. Anyone who has visited Ootmarsum once will definitely come back. If only because of that relaxed way of life. Take it easy, plenty of time.


The picturesque town has a rich history that makes art lovers never want to go home again. A piece of Twente nature on the wall at home? That you get at Ton Schulten. Really go back in time? Open Air Museum Ootmarsum gives you the feeling that you were born in the wrong time. A place full of stories!


You'll also need that time to experience all the beauty of Ootmarsum. The coulisse landscape, for example. No one knows exactly what it is, you just have to see it with your own eyes. The people of Ootmarsum have been smart enough to build cycling and walking paths right through these rolling natural areas. This way you will pass everywhere: rustling forests, fancy estates, old water mills, picturesque villages, antique farms, babbling brooks and a real river: the babbling Dinkel.


Sounds like paradise, doesn't it? Not to mention the birds chirping and the meadows full of wild flowers. Just imagine camping or vacationing there. If you never want to go.

What to do?

in Ootmarsum

The best routes in Ootmarsum

Are you in a knot with yourself...aren't you? Well, soon you will be! Because the Twente Cycling Network is a chain of nodes. In Hengelo and its surroundings there are many of them, absolutely worthwhile to cycle through the countryside here. We understand that cycling all the nodes is a bit much, but fortunately you can create your own route. Be creative and enjoy the unique Twente countryside!