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Overijssel province is situated in the east of the Netherlands, separated from the province Gelderland by the river IJssel. People have lived in this area since prehistoric times, as the land here is much higher here than in the west. Overijssel contains Hanseatic cities such as Zwolle and Deventer that prospered in the late Middle Ages. But it also contains the industrial towns of Enschede, Hengelo and Almelo. These cities grew during the industrial revolution. Besides the cities you will find many hiking opportunities in Overijssel. It is a hilly area, with many old country houses and small rivers. Get ready to explore Overijssel!