History and Surroudings


The framhouse is situated directly at some walking and cycling routes. So you can start you routes immediately.

Wilsum is a small village and part of the counsel Uelsen at 5 km. A busstop is on 300 meter. You can take your bike with you on the bus. In Uelsen you find shops, supermarkets and restaurants for your day to day needs. Extensive shopping can be done in Nordhorn, Hardenberg or Coevorden each at 20 kilometer distance. In the surrounding you find restaurants with in different kitchens and classes. The country is slightly hilly and fields and wood alternate. In the area as a result of sand industry al lot of small ponds arose. The surrounding is crossed by a lot of walking and cycling routes on which you will seldom meet other people.

History Wilsum

Wilsum has around 1.600 inhabitants. The history form 851 to 2012 is recently described in a beautiful book.

History Hofstede de Rieke Smit

The farm originates form 1798, In 1902 the mansion house was built at the farm. Art beginning of this century the farmhouse was completely restored. The outside is a monument. In 2012 the attached barn and the first floor is rebuild to Bed and Breakfast with meeting facilities. Hereafter you find a page of the book  “Bauernhöfe in Nordwest Deutschland”  about Hofstede de Rieke Smit.The book can be viewed when you visit us.