Vliegveld Drachten
Drachten Airport - EHDR

WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL WEBSITE OF DRACHTEN AIRPORT 

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 lots 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. 

All lots are currently reserved/claimed and this is realized in just 4 weeks time frame. But no worries you can still opt for a lot. In this case we will put you on the waiting list, if for some reason a lot of the 35 lots comes free. On the other hand we can probably opt for more space at this or nearby airport. 

Dutch-Houses // Hangar Houses 

The regular ground lease lots 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.

You can already reserve your lot option location. When we have all permits secured and in place from the local, regional and country authorities, we will contact you than with status updates.

Importend to know - At this time there is no financial obligation to reserve/claim your lot. This will change when we have received all permits. Please hit the link on the left and claim your lot. There are already several lots reserved/claimed, do not miss this opportunity


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 or training operations. And simple runway lightning for the less sunny days and safety + 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. 



Airport location Europe 


Hangar House options 

Hotspot in the region

  • EHGG - Groningen Eelde International Airport is only 15nm E of our Airport, This airport has all facilities to come in with bad weather conditions.
  • EHAL - Ameland Island airport is just 25nm N/W of our airport.
  • EHTX - Texel International Airport is just 45nm West of our Airport. 
  • EDWR - Borkum Island Airport is only 35nm N/E of our airport. 
  • EDWF - Leer/papenburg airport is 45nm E of our airport 
  • EHAM - Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is only 70nm S/W of our airport.