Vollenhove in Steenwijkerland12-11-2020
Wetering- 14 km from Giethoorn 14 minutes by car
Wetering in Steenwijkerland is a (dug) watercourse. This type of watercourse occurs in a (low) peat landscape. Wetering's location is sublime; in the middle of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park in collaboration, near Kalenberg and the village of the Netherlands.
Especially in the reclamation of low peat areas, the digging of a wetering was important for the drainage of the area. The wetering constructed parallel to the extraction base (such as a road, dike or bank) l. From that extraction base, the peat was then mined up to the first wetering. From this point the process could repeat itself until the second wetering dug parallel to the first wetering.
There is often habitation along a stream; this is also the case at Wetering in the municipality of Steenwijkerland. The village is very small, but the municipality has big plans to give tourism a new impulse here too.