"Farmhouses with enormous straw roofs" Norg Local Custom Tip by Pavlik_NL
Norg Local Customs: 2 reviews and 2 photos
As said before, the farmhouses in Drenthe are large and almost always topped with an enormous straw roof. Straw was a material that was very much present in the (wet) Netherlands. It was easy to find, cheap and very isolating. Especially in the Northern half of the country, it became very popular as roof material and is still seen very often in provinces like Drenthe. Adding to the beauty of the landscapes, the large farmhouses are very scenic and sometiimes also worth a visit. Just ask the farmer whether he has time to show his house and land, the hospitality often grants (when the man is not too busy) to get a guided tour with a sea of information about the countrylife.