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Things to do

Restaurants within walking distance

Nikki's (New))


Closed on Tuesdays (Winter)


Chinese Restaurant Wing Wah

Closed on Tuesdays


Brasserie de Zeven Deugden
A peaceful oasis on the bank of the river Vecht. Open every day.


Ribs & Burgers 

Laid-back restaurant with a nod to the American cuisine.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays.


Hendriks Kitchen 

Local produce prepared in a traditional way. Can be enjoyed on the open terrace located on the banks of the river Vecht.
Opened Wednesdays to Sundays

Grand Café "De Fabriek" 

Italian kitchen with an open terrace on the banks of the river Vecht.

Open every day.


Grand Café "Het Oude Station"
Lovely restaurant in the monumental train station.

Closed on Mondays. Open every day in June, July and August. 


Restaurants within a 3 km radius 

Auberge 't Asje
If you want it to be special.

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Herberg de Witte Gans (Michelin award Bib Gourmand)
Enjoy the French and Mediterranean kitchen.

Closed on Tuesdays.


Restaurant "De Barones"
Enjoy a la carte dishes.

Closed on Mondays (upon request, they open to groups of 10 people or more)


Restaurant Het Roode Hert
Taste Salland’s hospitality.

Open every day. 

Theetuin "De Stokte"
High Tea. Such a surprise! Please book in advance

Supermarkets within walking distance

Jumbo 200 meters

Lidl 200 meters

Hema 300 meters

Aldi 300 meters

Albert Heijn 1 km (parking lot)


Well worth a visit: tasty and good value!

Bakery 500 meters

Vegetable shop 200 meters

Butcher shop Van Broekhuizen 400 meters

De Kaashelden (‘Cheese heroes’) 500 meters


BBQ to be had in the Convent’s garden

Below companies deliver and collect BBQ essentials. At an additional fee, the barbecue can also be cleaned.

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Butcher shop van Broekhuizen

Dirk Wennemars - everything you need for a BBQ party 


Various walks. Information available at the Tourist Info desk in the Readshop (500 meter). 

Recommended: The new ‘intersections path’


Maarten van Rossum path

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Houtmars path (19 km) Take the train to Ommen and walk back to Dalfsen whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery.

GreenShoes (guided walks)



Our own cycle path (43 km): Riverside Dalfsen

Simply follow the intersections, available at the Tourist Info desk in the Readshop.

We have 4 rental GreenBikes.

Bike rental (100 meters)


Museum 'de Fundatie' in Zwolle


Sculpture Park ‘Kasteel Nijenhuis’ (Closed on Mondays)



Things to do 

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Solex rental (at the Convent) Closed November up until the start of March

Puch rental (at the Convent) Closed November up until the start of March

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Theme park

Theme park Hellendoorn (23 km)

Ponypark Slagharen (32 km)

ZOO Emmen (60 km)

Playground and animal farm 'De Flierefluiter'  (13,5 km, indoor and outdoor)

Magic John

Magic John in the Convent or in the Magical Theatre in Ommen (12 km)

Book to enjoy this event for all ages (minimum of 10 people).

Fee in Ommen: € 12.50 per person for 1.5 hours (dated 2017)


Kitemuseum Ommen

Workshop: Make your own kite


Make a movie
Make you own feature movie with 'SindalaFilm'.
Guided by a professional director, cameraman and sound technician
Acting out a tailor-made script
Shoot a film located in the Convent and around Dalfsen
Grand premiere in the Convent’s Chapel

Price available on request, starting at € 800.- (dated 2017)



Hiawatha Actief
Unique outdoor activities (500 meters)

Covered wagon 'de Spokkeriette'
Enjoy the Vecht Valley and Dalfsen forests with the (heated) covered wagon



Het Boskamp 

Many outdoor activities in the forest, including snacks and beverages.


Pétanque (boule)
Play boules within walking distance of the Convent
Guided by a club member on the nice pétanque pitch in Dalfsen.
Part of day activity starting at € 50.- for the entire group, including boules.
More information at the Convent


Reggesafari (15 km Ommen)

Discover the Regge river on this guided tour (max 12 people)



Falconry show


And now for something completely different! In a local park, 100 meters away from the Convent, Ruud Sanders shows you a number of birds of prey.


Tastings in the Convent

Wiskey Entertaining

Unique wine tasting

Pies and wine


Sportstudio Kontrast (2 km, weekend open until 17.00 hours)

Sauna Swoll (7 km)




Zwolle (10 km)

Ommen (Recommended) (14 km)