Hotel De Swarte Ruijter is located on the edge of the 'Holterberg', a scenic area with heath and woods. The area is part of the nature reserve 'De Sallandse Heuvelrug'. From the hotel you can access the woods via a hiking trail along the hotel's herb garden. At the reception you can rent a bicycle and order a picnic basket. Guests can store their own bikes in the lockable bicycle shed.