Staphorst (in Lower Saxony, also called Stappers) is a municipality and a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The municipality has about 16500 inhabitants, with approximately 1,000 inhabitants in the village. The village of Staphorst is the fourth largest city of Northwest Overijssel (also known as the Kop van Overijssel), after Kampen, Steenwijk, IJsselmuiden and Genemuiden. In the eastern part of Staphorster's territory, the Forestry Staphorst (Staatsbosbeheer) with the recreation pond is the Black Dennen.
Together with Rouveen, Staphorst forms a typical example of ribbon building on the Oude Rijksweg / Gemeenteweg. Striking on Staphorst and Rouveen are the (bright) green shutters combined with (bright) blue windows, doors above the front door often a so-called life tree and the clothes that were previously worn by men and women (and nowadays less and less Be worn). Since 1937, the General Local Regulation has stipulated that it is forbidden to "photograph someone on or off the road without his permission". In the past (until 1970) it was a tradition in Staphorst that the children built a farm behind the parents' farm. Thus, a number of farms were created in succession. Due to space shortage, little is done today.
A gradually increasing source of income is tourism, especially in the summer months. For this reason, the Staphorstdays have been held for years in July and August on three consecutive wednesdays. During these days there are demonstrations of old crafts; In and around Museum Staphorst there are dressage shows.