Achterhoek

The Achterhoek (literally, back corner) is the name given to the far eastern part of the province of Gelderland which stretches into Germany. It lies between the IJssel and Oude IJssel rivers and is predominantly rural with lots of farms and forested areas. This makes it a popular place for weekend breaks. The towns of Doesburg and Zutphen are old Hanseatic cities with well-preserved centres. As far as Amsterdammers are concerned, people from the Achterhoek are stereotypical country bumpkins.