Kalenberg is a small village within the De Weerribben-Wieden National Park. It’s so small that it only has approximately 550 residents. Even though the village is not a popular one in the Netherlands, it still is a tourist destination that is worth a visit. There a quite a number of unique things to do here and places you can visit that you won’t find anywhere else. 

For one, you can visit De Kluft, a beautiful campsite with its camping pitches on or near the water. If you don’t want to set up a tent, you can stay in some of the cabins. There are also beautiful lodges where you can stay if you want something bigger. 

De Kluft

Check out all the fun-filled activities here at De Kluft in the De Weerribben-Wieden National Park. 


The Jachthaven is a marina set in the unique location of the national park, which sits right on the border of Overijssel and Friesland. 

If you’re planning to stay a day or a couple of nights in the village, there are other places to stay aside from the camping site. You can check out the hotels and bed and breakfasts within and nearby the area. 

Albeit small, there are quite a few selections of restaurants and cafes as well where you can indulge in a variety of delicious dishes and drinks. 

Visit The Kooiker 

While you’re here, know more about the job of a Kooiker that can tell you a lot about it in the Eendenkooi Kloostertuin in the village. You can take a walk in the duck decoy, which will also allow you some peace and quiet while you’re surrounded by greenery. 

Go On Boat Cruises

Only a couple of minutes away from Kalenberg, you can take a three-hour cruise to the beautiful village of Dwarsgracht before you reach the duck decoy. You can also take a trip to the floating island or a boat trip to the drowned village of Beulake. The cruise to Beulake will sail you over to the village, which is located in the Beulakerwijde. 

Walk On The Boot Path

You can find the boot path at Kalenberg where you can walk straight through the reed fields, meadows, swamp forest, and long streams. Make sure to put on a pair of boots because the walk will be mostly on the swampy, marshy ground!

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