Around the home

There is lots to do at the green-roof holiday homes along the Reitdiep

The campsite

Near your green-roof home there is the small, friendly and quiet campsite Roodehaan. People come here to camp and fish in peace and quiet and to enjoy culture and music. Every Saturday in summer there are free live concerts with surprising and unusual artists. The campsite also has a great playground where your children can play to their heart’s content.

Food & Drink

The campsite has a restaurant within walking distance. ‘Roodehaan eten & drinken’ is a friendly and cosy meeting place for campsite guests and people who live in the area. They serve delicious Groningen Tiktak, Max Havelaar eco coffee and tea, various types of beer and delicious wines, they also serve complete and healthy meals at a friendly price.


In the summer you can swim in the Reitdiep. The Reitdiep is a clean river that flows calmly to lake Lauwersmeer. It is a completely different experience to a ‘subtropical swimming paradise’. You can visit the unusual open-air pool of Electra or the beaches of the Lauwersmeer area. The fabulous island of Schiermonnikoog with the most beautiful beaches of Europe is not far away either.


The size of zander in the Reitdiep is of proverbial proportions, but other fresh-water species are also well represented. You can set your rods from your own jetty or use a boat to explore the Reitdiep.


You can bring your own boat without additional costs and moor it at your own jetty. You can sail from your own jetty to lake Lauwersmeer or into the centre of Groningen. Exploring the area in a canoe is a lot of fun too.


There is nowhere else in the Netherlands where cycling is as wonderful as it is here. There are plenty of cycle paths and they lead you to beautiful, quiet villages, nature areas and spectacular, authentic manor houses.

Villages and the City

You can do your shopping in Winsum (6 km) or nearer to home in Ezinge or Oldehove (small supermarket). The city of Groningen is just 20 km from your green-roof home. No need to talk here about what the city of Groningen has on offer.

Lake Lauwersmeer

Lake Lauwersmeer is 20 km away; it is one of the most beautiful nature areas in the Netherlands. Peace and pace, but plenty of leisure options too. Sailing, swimming, walking and fishing and eating fish on the wadden coast at the end of a day.

But there is more...

There are many more things to do and to use. The home you have rented has a folder with descriptions of lots of options.

Click on one of the photos for a good view of the immediate surroundings.

  • The green-roof houses are close to the quiet, small campsite 'Roode Haan'
  • Swimming in the clean Reitdiep is simply wonderful
  • The zander in the Reitdiep are legendary
  • Boating on the Reitdiep is absolutely fabulous and you have your own jetty
  • Glorious cycle paths near the green-roof houses
  • Situated between lake Lauwersmeer and the city of Groningen.