Exloo - mentioned in the Drents Eksel - is a characteristic esdorp in the municipality of Borger-Odoorn on the sandy banks of the Hondsrug, with about 2000 inhabitants. In Exloo, the municipality's town hall, which makes Exloo the headquarters of the municipality of Borger-Odoorn. However, it is not the largest village in town.
The small esdorp is expanded with some new towns and today attracts many tourists. Exloo offers many activities such as visits to Kabouterland and an associated children's zoo. Also in the catering sector there are many possibilities in Exloo. In addition, there are annual events such as the Dutch championship craft sheepskin and the Festival of Old Crafts.
Exloo has five entries in the national register, including two areas with a female bed. The remaining three registrations concern farms. One of these farms is the Bebinghehoes, which was named after the Bebinghe family who built the farm in 1722 and then lived there. After a renovation, the farm was decorated as a cultural history regional museum, but due to low visitor numbers, the museum had to close in 2010. Today, the property serves as a spa and wellness center.
The scenery around Exloo is characterized by aces, forests (Forests Exloo and Odoorn, Hunzebos), heath (Molenveld) and peat (Zoersche Landen) and is therefore ideal for hiking or cycling tours.