In Midwolda there are two camping-sites.
Museums and galleries can be found near our village. These are certainly worthwhile
visiting. I have limited the information to the municipality of Scheemda. You should
certainly visit the Midwolderbos (forest) and the Midwolderplas
Museum for History of War 1940-1945
(Dutch: Museum voor Oorlogshistorie 1940-1945)
Inl. Mrs. B. Stek, Hoofdweg 196, 9681 AM Midwolda, phone/fax. +31 597-551007;
In this little museum you can find, helmets, uniforms, old newspapers, a jewish star,
distribution coupons, books, etc.
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00- 17.00 hours, or on appointment.
Foundation Hermans Dijkstra
Info: B. ten Broeke, Stationsstraat 79, 9679 EC Scheemda, tel. +31 597-591687
Click here for more information.
Pram Museum (Dutch:
Hoofdweg West 25, 9944 EA Nieuwolda, phone/Fax. +31 596-541941
In this museum, situated in a beautiful Oldambt farm, the history
of de child and maternity care is shown. This is done by exhibition of a large collection
of ± 350 prams, cradles, doll-prams and doll's cradles. These are dated
from 1840-1970. This is likely to be the only museum in the world that focusses especially
Museum-Pumping engine De Hoogte (Dutch:
De Streep 19, 9944 BP Nieuwolda
This is a renovated polder pumping engine, with a Brons diesel engine from 1935. In this
building exchanging exhibition are organised. Pumping engine de Hoogte was
build in 1892, by architect P.G. Cremer and building contractor J. van Zuilen from
Nieuwolda. At that time it was equipped with a steam-engine, that costed 6989 dutch
guilders. The capacity of the steam-pumping engine was 58 m3 per minute.
||Opening hours: May till September (with the exception of holidays), every Sunday, from
M. Lindenbergh phone. +31 0596-542811.
Groups: deviating opening hours can be arranged with Mrs. Lindenbergh,
Access: is free.
The museum also owns a ship, the Volharding. After making an appointment a round trip on the Termunterzijldiep can be made
on the Volharding.
Mrs. Zaaijer, phone +31 596-541121
|Architect P.G. Cremer
Bell-casting Museum Heiligerlee and
Museum "The Battle of Heiligerlee"
(Dutch: Klokkengieterij Museum Heiligerlee and Museum "De Slag bij Heiligerlee")
Provincialeweg 55, 9677 PB Heiligerlee, phone. +31 597-418199.
Casting Museum is situated in the former bell foundry of
the family Van Bergen. Since 1795, more than ten thousand bells were casted here,
that were spread around the whole world. This museum gives an extensive impression of the
history and the process of bell founding. In the garden you can see a carillon and listen
to the sound of the bells.
1st of April until 1st of May, Tuesday till Sunday; 13.00-17.00 hours;
1st of May until 1st of Oktober, Tuesday till Saturday, 10.00-17.00 hours,
Sunday 13.00-17.00 hours;
1st of Oktober until 1 of November, Tuesday till Sunday, 13.00-17.00
hours, closed on Saturday;
Groups: from 1st of April till 1st of November on appointment;
Statue Count Adolf (Dutch: Standbeeld Graaf Adolf)
This statue was placed in memory of the Battle of
Heiligerlee (Dutch: Slag bij Heiligerlee) on May 23th, 1568. During this
battle, count Adolf van Nassau was killed. This event proved to be the beginning of the
Eighty Years War. On May 23rd 1873, King Wilhelm III officially revealed the statue in Heiligerlee.
Gallery Atelier Beeldkracht
Torenstraat 6-8, 9679 BP Scheemda, phone. +31 597-591068
The international Dollard Route with a length of 180 km runs
through Midwolda. This route take you along the most beautiful places in the Eems-Dollard
region and the german Rheiderland. You see the vast polderlandscape in which people have
fought for centuries against the water. The region is known for its fresh beauty and pure
nature. The relaxing peace on the open spaces outside the villages will have a large
impact on you. Outside the ferry boat's season you can ride an alternative route of about
60 km.. The route is clearly indicated with signs. You can start your biking-tour in
different places. Some beautiful information leaflets containing a route description can
be obtained from the undermentioned information office's.
Information Office Dollard Route: