How about a holiday by the river? In Emsdetten you can experience that and more. With 350 km of paved cycle paths, Emsdetten offers excellent conditions for experiencing the surroundings in the truest sense of the word on the so-called Pättkestouren. Emsdetten is an ideal stopover on the Ems Cycle Route .
The nearby Ems is an Eldorado for canoeists. Germany's smallest river flows through a wonderful natural landscape, often accompanied by the EmsRadweg. If you are looking for a touch of beach atmosphere, Emsdetten's outdoor forest pool with its giant slide, beach chairs and sunbathing area is the place to be.
A large cultural programme ensures that the tranquillity does not turn into boredom, whether in the EMS-HALLE, in "Stroetmanns Fabrik", in the Münsterland Gallery or at the Jazz Days, which are popular beyond the town boundaries. The history of the town and its crafts can be seen in the Wannenmachermuseum and the August-Holländer-Museum, which was reopened in 1993.
The setting for many events is Emsdetten's beautiful pedestrian zone with numerous shopping opportunities.