Tynaarlo is a municipality in the north of the province of Drenthe, in the Netherlands. Tynaarlo is named after a small village in the centre of the municipality, but the municipality also includes the larger towns Zuidlaren, Eelde-Paterswolde, and Vries. Many of the villages in the municipality are so-called brinkdorpen, which means they are centred around a brink or ‘village green’, and the eastern part of the region is part of the Drentsche Aa National Park. Tynaarlo is located between the cities of Groningen and Assen, and Groningen Airport Eelde is within the municipality.
Tynaarlo is in the north of the province of Drenthe, bordering Noordenveld to the west, provincial capital Assen to the south, Aa en Hunze to the southeast, and the province of Groningen (city of Groningen and Hoogezand) to the north. It is a rural area with dozens of towns, villages, and hamlets. The larger towns function as commuter towns for Assen and especially the city of Groningen.
There are three tourist information points (TIPs) in Tynaarlo.
- 1 TIP Eelde/Paterswolde, Hoofdweg 179, Paterswolde, ☎+31 50 309 4640. Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-17:00. (updated Sep 2016)
- 1 [dead link]TIP Zuidlaren, Verlengde Hondsrugstraat 12A, Zuidlaren (in Coffea Bar Zuidlaren), ☎+31 50 364 1294. Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun/Mon 12:00-18:00. (updated Sep 2016)
- 1 TIP Vries, Schultestraat 4, Vries (in tea shop/café Het Koetshuis), ☎+31 592 542 982. Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-17:00. (updated Sep 2016)