Meppel is a small city in Drenthe, Netherlands. The city has 32.712 inhabitants and it is the fourth largest town in the province of Drenthe. The written history of Meppel began around 1141 AD, when it was nothing more than a couple of farms at the place where three small rivers (Reest, Wold Aa or Wetering and Beilerstroom) merged into one (more big) river, the Sethe (currently known as Meppelerdiep). This strategic position made Meppel grow to a regional trading town.
Meppel is known as a tourist-friendly town with friendly people and nice surroundings. It has a lot of opportunities for tourists and also around the small town there are great things to explore. The picturesque village of Giethoorn is just about 10 kilometres away and larger towns as Zwolle, Leeuwarden, Groningen and even Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht can be reached by car in an hour or less.