Drents Fries Woud
The development of Drenthe really started in the twentieth
century. The present province was for centuries referred to within
the constitution as 'a landscape', and for this reason did not even
have a delegate in the 'States General' (the Parliament of the Netherlands).
Nonetheless, the delayed development is probably the main reason for its present attraction. At the present Drenthe is very popular mainly because of its peace and quietness and its open spaces, not only for holidays, but also as an area to live and work in.
In particular, the beautiful scenery with stretches of woodland and
forest in ever-changing density, the moors covered in purple heather,
the fens and the charm of the villages with their typical farming
aspects, are all highly beloved and appreciated.
The province is closely involved in preserving this valuable scenery and involved in the management of the national parks like the 'Dwingelderveld' and the 'Drents-Fries Wold'.
The province is also active in developing new areas of natural and outstanding beauty. The setting-up of an ecological masterplan, to connect the natural areas with one another, is high on the provincial agenda.