The Westerkwartier is the oldest man-made landscape in the northwestern Europe. Terps, ditches, pastures and meandering roads characterise the vast landscape.

The area still shows the signs of the battles against the water: villages are located on elevations (artificial hillocks) and the area is traversed by meandering roads and ditches that lead to the Reitdiep, a meandering river surrounded by nature reserves with a variety of meadow birds. 

The Westerkwartier hedgerow landscape also features special elements, such as the Coendersborg Groningen estate house in Nuis, historic farms and old churches.

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