Festival vibes & slow living at holiday park Mölke
Slow living & Heanig an doon! – That’s what it’s all about at holiday park Mölke in Zuna! And that is exactly what we did during our visit.
Mölke can be found in beautiful Twente. Normally accessible in just over 2 hours from my house in Rotterdam, but lucky us .. we had car trouble. Happiness in an accident: we were still close to home and could borrow another car. Okay, on to Overijssel.
The vacation park
Mölke should be the place to discover what it’s like to live at a slow pace, so technically we were on to a great start. The focus here is to have a ‘slow living experience ‘ – something that can best be compared with the weekend feeling: looking for nice places in the area, a day out, playing and sports, or do you simply need to take a breather? Whatever you like is possible in a place with a homely atmosphere and where all senses are stimulated. Jazzie, Nina and I booked a night from Monday to Tuesday. It was the perfect way to check if we could really keep that weekend feeling a little longer!
If you are looking for a special overnight stay in the Netherlands, then this is the perfect place. They offer a whole list of different accommodations, so I think there is something suitable for every group. What do you think of a tree house, on the water of the Regge, with a private sauna or a tiny house?
The Panorama Lodge
This lodge is actually a very luxurious tent. It has two sheltered sleeping cabins, one with a single and bunk bed, the other with a comfortable double bed. The covered living area, equipped with a kitchen – with almost all essentials – and a cozy dining area – can also open up, so you don’t have to leave the lodge to be outside. And very importantly: you also have your own bathroom! Unfortunately, in April it was still a bit too chilly to keep the lodge open, but in the warmer months you have a wonderful view over the pop-up camp and the Twente landscape.
Get out and about
As I said, you don’t actually have to leave the lodge to be outside. But .. there is so much to do in the area, we recommend it anyway. But remember to keep heanig an doon . 😉 Upon arrival, we saw that we could rent a boat to explore the quietly rippling Regge, nice! Unfortunately – thanks to the car fiasco – we arrived a little later than planned, and we missed our chance. That is certainly on the schedule for the next time. There was plenty of other options to explore throughout the Twente region, so we weren’t concerned. For example, they also rent out bicycles, tour boats, canoes, and Green Buggies! Perhaps read the walking route booklet and go out on foot. Nature here – they are close to National Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug and the Reggedal – this location will ensure that you go home recharged.
You can always book nice weather at Mölke – yes, really – but unfortunately, they cannot guarantee it. Fortunately, in addition to all the options in the area, they also have enough facilities in the park itself: for both indoors and outdoors. It is a real party for children in particular, with an indoor swimming pool, playgrounds, a trampoline, a beach on the Regge, bowling alleys, a football field, cuddly alpacas and, of course, ping pong tables. But with, among other things, a restaurant with a lovely terrace on the water, other generations have also been thought of.
Festival vibes & starry skies
Back to the festival site, can I call it that? I think so. We were actually a week too early, because they were still busy with the construction of the pop-up part, but we still got a little taste of it. In the evening you can enjoy yourself in front of your tent or at the campfire spot, with a local drink in hand – especially beautiful at sunset. And imagine how cozy this can be when the whole field is fully booked?
Because this is one of the few places in the Netherlands where it really gets dark, it is also fantastic to enjoy a beautiful starry sky – weather permitting, of course. It was still a bit chilly for us, so we went to bed early with a movie. Also perfectly fine, for a relaxing ‘weekend’.
The next morning
The next morning we started the day out right at the landscape shop with a nice (free) cup of coffee and local products. A great shop to get some treats in the tent for breakfast, which we then ate on our own terrace, in the sun, with birds singing around us. Yes, it really did feel like a Sunday.
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→ This article was written in collaboration with Mölke. We were allowed to stay here for free, in exchange for content. Of course you will read our own opinion here!