With temperatures soaring this week, Drenthe’s lakes and beaches are likely to be popular
Translated by Thomas Ansell
This week on Thursday and Friday, temperatures could reach 30 degrees centigrade, and residents across the North will be looking for places to cool off. Friesland has kilometres of coast-line, and well-known sunning destinations including Makkum, Lemmer, and the Wadden Islands. Groningen also has a pleasant coast, and the city beach opened in the city of Gronignen earlier this week.
Drenthe is landlocked, but luckily the province of open spaces has large numbers of pretty lakes and sandy beaches. However, with the warmer weather, so comes a higher risk of blue algae and ‘swimmers itch’ (caused by microscopic parasites). Last month, it was reported that blue algae had taken over the Grote Rietplas, but the Hunzedal area near Borger has also been given ‘negative swim advice’.
Luckily, RTV Drenthe has a handy online map with the locations of all the various swimming places in Gronignen, Friesland, and Drenthe listed. Those with a red marker have ‘negative swimming advice’, orange markers mean visitors should take caution, whilst blue markers mean splash away at will!
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