Sallandse Heuvelrug Nature Reserve is situated on the boundary between the Salland and Twente regions. In addition, it is split across five municipalities: Rijssen-Holten, Hellendoorn-Nijverdal, Twenterand, Hof van Twente and Wierden-Enter. Some 18 (smaller) mountains are also part of the region.


A unique holiday destination lies between the IJssel River and Sallandse Heuvelrug Nature Reserve: Salland. Salland is a region with charming villages and the welcoming Hanseatic city of Deventer. Salland is an area that is dominated by agriculture and livestock farming. There are many country estates with their farmsteads, country manors and castles. Sallanders speak Sallaans, a Low Saxon dialect that has experienced more Hollandic (western) influence than the Twents dialect, but considerably less than West-Veluws.


Twente boasts spectacularly varied countryside with country estates, meadows, hills, heathlands, hedgerows and woodlands, and the rich bocage can be explored by bicycle or on foot, along countless routes. Castles, country estates, manor houses and windmills are dotted throughout the countryside like little pearls. Thrilling cities like Almelo, Hengelo, Enschede and Oldenzaal are modern shopping cities with a rich cultural heritage and a wide array of museums, galleries and theatres. National and internationally-renowned events such as the Enschede Marathon, FBK-games Hengelo, Military Boekelo-Enschede, CSI Twente horse show and the Holten Triathlon attract enthusiasts from around the whole world. The mystical side of Twente comes to life in the fairy tales, legends and mysterious mist that sometimes drifts through the woods.

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