Tourist Inspiration Point Ommen


Municipality of Ommen & Cultural-historical Center Ommen


Develop an inspiration point in the new CCO Ommen


In progress (realization Q2 2022)

Ommen (Overijssel)

The question

The tourist inspiration point in Ommen (Vechtdal, Gelderland) will be housed from 2022 in the renovated Cultural-historical Center in Ommen (CCO). Together with the municipality of Ommen, the parties have joined forces to provide residents and guests with tourist information and inspiration in a contemporary way. The space will be multifunctional, so that it can also be used in the evenings as a presentation room for lectures and meetings. DestinatieX has been asked to supervise the project from start to completion and to supervise the subsidy application for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Our approach

We guide the process from start to realization. We started with an inventory of the wishes, requirements and ambitions of the municipality and the Cultural-historical Center Ommen. These have been incorporated in a briefing for the designer. We supervised the selection of subjects, the content and the design process. An intended executing party has been selected via a quotation process. A project plan has been drawn up for financiers, including a detailed budget. A subsidy application has also been submitted to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

The result

In the inspiration point, visitors are given tips on how to go out based on Ommen’s stories. The special nature, the castles and the Vecht play a central role in this. But a story about Krishnamurti, for example, through which Ommen temporarily grew into a spiritual world center, is also discussed. Through videos, photos and moving elements, the visitor is tempted to explore the area.

A large discovery table will be placed in the center of the room over the river De Vecht. A flowing river can be seen through screens. By means of buttons along the river you can get tips about sights and activities on and along De Vecht. There will also be a bench with audio stories and a discovery corner where children can learn more about the flora and fauna.