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Orvelte (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔrvɛltə]) is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 18 km northeast of Hoogeveen. Less than 100 people live in the village.

Orvelte presents itself as a museum village. There is a saw mill, a blacksmith and a wooden shoe maker, all open to the public. A number of events are held throughout the year featuring traditional Dutch activities.

The statistical area "Orvelte", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 220.
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  • Amazing place to visit. We went here for a day trip. Got a map from the information desk. Lots of walking around, but some really nice shops to visit. We went to De Flintenhof and looked at the...  more »
  • This is a great place for an afternoon out and actually we went twice. There is a super nice tiny strange zoo called Zoo Bizar and a great pottery shop with a guy that cultivates his own plants...  more »
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