Vliegveld Drachten
Drachten Airport - EHDR


Drachten airport is a small regional airport which is currently used voor hobby flying and flight instruction. The airfield is in development to facilitate more to the region. Since this airport is located in Friesland but also in the center of the 3 provinces and A7 highway, makes this airport very interesting to move your living and business to this airport or have rent out your second home as investment. We encourage innovations in aviation in the wides spectrum and easy connection to the local companies busy with synthetic fuel and Hydrogen. 

Soon available 35 ground-lease plots at this airport. This gives an unique opportunity to live the American dream in the Netherlands. As aviator you have the opportunity for permanent living, working and recreate onto an airport and enjoy the benefit of being very close to the Dutch coastal islands. And since this airport is located in the center of Europe, it is also easy to fly with your aircraft to the UK, France, Germany, and Scandinavian countries. 

Dutch-Houses // Hangar Houses 

The regular ground lease plots will be from 700m2 to 1.000m2 and facilitate an hangar house on it, where you can store your aircraft and car or motorcycle and there would even be room to store your boat. The building will also have offices separated from the living area and balcony.

The goal for this airport is an 1199m runway in future instead of currently 730m runway. Also to open and activate the use of runway 07 for GA aircraft. The opening times on daily basis. ATIS frequency. PAPI for runway 25 for safe sunset operations. And simple runway lightning for the less sunny days and safety. And restaurant (air motel).

Friesland is known for its unique culture, traditions and activities;

  • Skating (11 city tour) 
  • Friesian horses 
  • Inland Sailing (water-sports)
  • Boat builders from small tenders to mighty yachts 
  • Biking  

To do in the region; This airport is located 1.2nm east of the city center. The region is surrounded by waters. There are 2 big cities on 30 minutes driving, Forest for biking and walking. And of course close to all Coastal Islands (Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. But also to the German Islands. 

We are looking forward in meeting you onto the airfield and discuss opportunities. Use the mobile phone number for contacting or use the contact form below and we will get in touch with you soon. 

Sightseeing flights 

Flights to European destinations