This is Opsterland

The municipality of Opsterland lies in the middle of the Friese Wouden, in the south-east of Friesland. The landscape of Opsterland, with its forests, heathland, nature reserves, grassland, canals and peatland is unique in the region. This landscape, in combination with the tranquillity, space and easy access via the A7 and N381, makes Opsterland a very attractive recreation area and municipality to live in.

Some facts and figures:

  • Opsterland has 16 villages.
  • It is home to approximately 30,000 people.
  • It covers an area of no less than 23,000 hectares.
  • The A7 motorway and the N381 local road run through the municipality.
  • Heerenveen and Drachten are just 10 minutes away.
  • Leeuwarden and Groningen are 30 minutes away. 
  • The landscape consists of forests, heathland, nature reserves, grassland, canals and peatland.
  • The peat exploitation period played an important role in the formation of Opsterland.
  • There are various business parks in Opsterland.
  • Opsterland has many cultural attractions.
  • There are many possibilities in Opsterland to spend the night.
  • Opsterland offers numerous great cycling and walking spots.

Promotional video 'This is Opsterland'

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