The Essential
The neighbouring places of Staphorst and Rouveen form a world apart in the Netherlands. They are governed solely according to the principles of a harsh Protestantism and are fiercely opposed to any innovations of modern life: a ban on vaccinations since 1971, a ban on cars during Sunday services, wearing of traditional costume for women and young girls (who refuse to be photographed). The local farmhouses are colourful and thatched and very picturesque.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Staphorst

Farms (Staphorst-Rouveen)
Farms (Staphorst-Rouveen)
For 8km along the Staphorst-Rouveen road