24 hours in Eemsdelta

The municipality of Eemsdelta has fantastic options for outdoor activities. Come – and stay for a while – to inhale that fresh air and clear your head. In Eemsdelta, see, feel, taste, and experience all it has to offer! 

Following is a selection from the ‘24 uur wind mee in Eemsdelta’ brochure, which is available at the Tourist Information Office. Before you set out, we recommend that you check the opening hours of venues and locations to avoid disappointment. 


Set out

Delfzijl: Sunrise Beach
Start the day with a visit to the beach in Delfzijl. Did you know that this is the only beach in the Netherlands where you can see the sunrise from the sand? Let the direction of the wind guide you to your next destination: north or west. 

Head north via the picturesque village of Uitwierde and take in the bunkers of the hamlet of Nansum. Continue to the double dyke of Bierum at the shore, and have a drink at the teagarden of the Luingahof and stock up on some fresh regional products here.

Follow the Damsterdiep canal to visit the town of Appingedam and its hanging kitchens. Let the wind take you to the Muzeheerd museum where artist Rob Mohlmann works. 

If the wind comes from the south, head towards Westeremden, hometown to famous Realism artist Henk Helmantel. 

Time for lunch

Enjoy lunch in style at the Landgoed Ekenstein country estate in Appingedam. You could also opt for Brasserie MEER in Loppersum and treat yourself to a stunning view of one of the most beautiful churches in the Netherlands. For a sense of the countryside, head for the Borg Ewsum tearoom for refreshments in a beautiful setting surrounded by fruit trees and young crops.  

After refuelling your inner self with a delicious lunch, hop back on your bike and get those wheels turning again! 

More food and drinks

Afternoon programme

The Eemsdelta has wonderful options for so many activities. Let’s provide you with some tips for a suitable afternoon programme. Get on board the Damsterveer for a cruise of Appingedam, or hire a canoe or SUP board. 

Alternatively, explore Delfzijl or Appingedam on foot to take in their surprising and interesting places and stories. Go to a Tourist information point to obtain the ‘Appingedam & Delfzijl: twee verhalen ineen’ brochure to walk the various routes. 

Let the wind blow you in a south-eastern direction towards De Punt van Reide near Termunterzijl to spot seals and birds. Tip: sample some delicious fresh fish in the charming former fishing village of Termunterzijl. 

More fun activities

Park your bike and get comfortable at one of the teagardens or a Rustpunt (rest point) in Eemsdelta. Most of these are sheltered from the wind and have a beautiful view of the countryside, water or an artificial dwelling hill. 

A visit to a museum
If you are interested in the rich history of the Eemsdelta region, consider a visit to the Visserij museum in Termunterzijl, the MuzeeAquarium in Delfzijl, the Groninger Zilverkamer silver museum in Appingedam, Museum Stad Appingedam, or the Oorlogsmuseum (war museum) in Middelstum. 

More heritage and culture

Almost evening

If you feel like a meal prepared with delicious and high-quality ingredients from the land or sea, be sure to book a table at one of the finest restaurants – with a view of course. 

Entertainment in Eemsdelta
Conclude your day with a lovely night on the town. Take in a performance at the Theater De Molenberg in Delfzijl, or enjoy live music at Roodehaan Eten, Drinken & Live muziek in Westeremden. If you are not yet done with fun activities, take on your friends in a game of bowling at the Bowlingcentrum Passe Partout in Appingedam. 

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