Spier is a small village in the province of Drenthe, belonging to the municipality of Midden-Drenthe. The village has about 150 inhabitants (2008) and is located east of the A28, at the junction with the N855 provincial road. On the other side of the A28 is Dwingelderveld National Park (one of the Netherlands's largest natural areas), so Spier is often called the gate of the Dwingelderveld National Park.
The history of Muscle goes far back in time. It is possible that Muscle was formed as a settlement in a summer, but then a time back in an ice age; About 35,000 years before Christ. Clear spores around Spier can be found from 11,000 years before Christ. East of Spier near Sonnevanck, some tools were found from that time. From 400 years before Christ, Spier is also well-known during the winter. It is suspected that the hunebed occupied a central place in the village. The hunebed something south of the current village. One of the stones can be found in Beilen, it is now a resistance monument on the Torenlaan. There are also several grave hills in Spier, one of which can be found east of Vennegien. The first mention about Spier is in 1212.
There are several things to do in Muscle, such as a visit to a deer camp, forest walks, bike tours, caravan parks, playgrounds, miniature golf, museums, restaurants, swimming pools, horse riding and various activities related to war trails. Spier has its own website that contains a lot of information about all these activities.
Despite the small scale of Spier there are several associations. There is a party committee, a Shantykoor, a theater club and a card club.