The name Onstwedde dates back to the 9th century. Numerous finds from prehistoric times, particularly from the Late Stone Age and the Bronze Age, suggest that the history of Onstwedde is much older than the name implies. The village is originally an "esdorp" with two village greens. The village is situated in a beautiful area crossed by the Mussel A river and many sandy paths.
Visible from a distance is the Dutch Reformed Church with its 14th-century Juffertoren (Lady's Tower). This tower likely served as a defensive tower in the past. In the 15th century, a church was added. Many stories and legends are connected to this church and its tower.
During your stay in the village, you can make use of a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a large equestrian center. There is also a snack bar, a pub, and a lunchroom at the local bakery. For daily groceries, you can visit the large Coop supermarket.
In short, Onstwedde is an excellent starting point to enjoy the forests, heathlands, winding rivers, old Saxon farms, and picturesque villages. This can be done on foot, by bike, or on horseback. Moreover, extensive horse riding paths have been laid out for you to explore the beautiful surroundings and enjoy your animals with your horse and carriage.