Scheemda Hotel Guide
In Groningen, all the way up north in the Netherlands, you’ll find the village Scheemda. Its roots date back to the end of the 12th Century. Around that time, Scheemda found its place in a peatland on the Winschoten Peninsula. At that time the ground was mostly used for keeping cattle and growing rye. To be able to use this land, the water in the ground needed to be gone. That led to the peatland slowly disappearing which then resulted in the challenge to get water to reach the ocean. Throughout the year's many windmills, and water pumps have been used to maintain the water management the way it should be. These days, the technology has made it a lot easier to keep the ground healthy and the water flowing. If you’d like to know more about the peatland history of Scheemda and Groningen, then a trip to the Veenkoloniaal Museum in Veendam shouldn’t miss on your list!
Things to do near Scheemda
Groningen is highly suitable to discover by bike. Often hotels have bicycle rental options on-site which allow you to explore Scheemda by doing one of the many cycling routes. You can also visit the Oldambtmeer. Oldambtmeer is an artificially created lake that’s part of a local recreational project. Fun fact; there already was a lake at this place that arose because of those peatlands. Furthermore, Scheemda is also within driving distance from the capital of this province, Groningen (yes, they carry the same name!). Here you can shop, learn more about the city, enjoy the local restaurants and relax at one of the terraces in the sun.
Hotels in Scheemda There are several hotels available in Scheemda and its surroundings. These hotels often offer free WiFi, which makes planning your trip even easier. Each hotel has its own room options as well as breakfast facilities and parking spaces. Learn more about the possibilities at Expedia!