Hellendoorn is a town with the same name, with more than 6000 inhabitants. Hellendoorn is situated in the province of Overijssel, east of the Hellendoorn mountain, which forms part of the Sallandse Heuvelrug dam.
Hellendoorn has become famous for the presence of the Hellendoorn Adventure Park. In addition, there is an ice-cream factory in the village, which made Caraco's ice-cream brand until 1996. The company was acquired by Unilever in 1985 and produces the brands Ben & Jerry's, Duke and Ola. At present there is a museum in Hellendoorn about the former Caraco, namely the bakery and ice museum. In Hellendoorn there are two grain mills: Fakkert's Hoop and the Wippe / Mill.
Hellendoorn is a sporty town. For all years, StrongmanRun has been held in September. A spectacle obscene run for people with leve, where more than 10,000 people arrive. In addition, Nijverdal starts or finishes the year for the Diepehel Holterberg Run, which will be held at the end of October. This is a running event with a beautiful trail over the Sallandse Heuvelrugrug.
In Hellendoorn, the popup festival Dauwpop is organized annually. This event takes place on a site next to the Hellendoorn Adventure Park. In addition to Dauwpop, other events take place in this area. In 2005, Dynamo Open Air and Nightmare Outdoor in 2009 gave bands like Motörhead, Level 42 and the Simple Minds an outdoor concert. The Hellendoorn Rally is also an annual event that attracts many visitors.
Hellendoorn has twenty entries in the national register. These include the village church and the tower of the Dutch Reformed Church, some houses and farms, various archaeological sites and the two mills.