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If you walk or bike through Vasse and its surroundings, you will step into the footsteps of our ancestors. Here, in the north of Twente, people have lived for thousands of years. Two thousand years before our era, the "Man of Mander" lived in these parts. Today, 'Tante Sien' is one of the village's 980 residents. By the way, did you know that Vasse is nicknamed 'The Pearl of Twente'? This is exuberantly celebrated every year at Pentecost during the Pareldagen, Vasse's folk festival. The village may be small, but it shines large in the ancient Twente landscape.

Back to prehistoric times

Vasse is in the municipality of Tubbergen and there you can almost trip over the evidence from prehistoric times. How about twenty burial mounds on the Vasserheide? In one of them, the "Man of Mander" was buried and found four thousand years later. A little further on, near the mini-village of Mander, there is even a real hunebed. Well, a reconstruction then. Near Mander you will also find a relic from recent history: the circles of Jannink. Nothing mysterious about it, that doesn't suit down-to-earth Twents. They are two circular fields, created between 1930 and 1940 by a large landowner and now a landscape art project.

The best routes in Vasse

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!

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