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Apeldoorn
Travel Guide

Whether you're looking for culture, the ideal base for a day outdoors or a fun time with the kids, this diverse little city has something to do for everyone.

Apeldoorn is in the province of Gelderland and the perfect location if you're looking for a base with possibilities. It's home to the former royal hunting lodge, a great zoo, a theatre and a variety of museums. What more do you want?

Until around 1800, Apeldoorn consisted of only a few streets and a palace, but things changed when the Apeldoorn Canal was built. Industry established itself and after the railway was built at the end of the 19th century, hotels, factories and offices started establishing themselves too. Apeldoorn has since grown into a lovely little city.

Say Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace immediately springs to mind. Don't miss this beautiful hunting lodge with its coach houses, stables and extravagant garden. The inside of the palace is also worth visiting. Next to the palace you’ll find Natuurpark Berg & Bos, an expansive nature reserve in the Veluwe.

If you're travelling with the kids, take them to Apenheul Primate Park and walk among the monkeys, or to Julianatoren, an amusement park with attractions for all ages. Culture lovers will thoroughly enjoy the CODA Museum, with its numerous exhibitions by international and domestic artists. End the day with an evening of cabaret, theatre or music at the Orpheus theatre.

Apeldoorn has a good network of scheduled bus services should you not want to do everything on foot. There are also buses to Het Loo Palace. If you're travelling by car, you can park on the street in the city centre or in one of the parking garages. There are also a number of park and ride (P+R) parking lots outside the city centre. If you're flying into Amsterdam, there are numerous trains that will get you there.

Apeldoorn is a lovely little city with something to do for all ages.

Bastion Hotel Apeldoorn Het Loo
Bastion Hotel Apeldoorn Het Loo
4 out of 5
Loolaan 556, Apeldoorn
The price is £64 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paleis Het Loo and Theater & Congres Orpheus. Apenheul and Kinderparadijs ...
4/5Very Good! (492 reviews)
Great hotel with friendly staff
"Nice hotel with a big room that was quiet and comfortable."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Bastion Hotel Apeldoorn Het Loo
Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon
Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon
4 out of 5
Koningstraat 7, Apeldoorn
The price is £83 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in a provincial park, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paleis Het Loo and Theater & Congres Orpheus. Apenheul and Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten ...
4.1/5Very Good! (148 reviews)
"De kamer kan wel een upgrading gebruiken. De haarfohn werkte niet naar behoren: was binnen 20 seconden oververhif, viel dan uit, moest 5 minuten afkoelen en was dan weer binnen 20 sevonden oververhit etc"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon
Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn
Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn
4 out of 5
Landgoedlaan 26, Apeldoorn
The price is £120 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Bussloo Lake, Theater & Congres Orpheus and Klimbos Veluwe. Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
"Very beatiful rooms and Nice terras outside and iDeal for bikes"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn
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Mobile Home on the Edge of the Veluwshof Holiday Park With a Spacious Garden
Mobile Home on the Edge of the Veluwshof Holiday Park With a Spacious Garden
152 Krimweg, Bosrand 01, Hoenderloo, Gelderland
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly campsite is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoge Veluwe National Park, Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten and Kroller-Muller ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Toplocatie!
"Fijne stacaravan met veel rust en privacy, en meer dan ruim genoeg voor een stel. Op heel goede locatie om lopend of per fiets te Veluwe te verkennen. Verwacht geen grote luxe, maar dat geeft misschien juist wat charme. Communicatie met verhuurder verliep goed, inchecken (contactloos) soepel."

Reviewed on 20 May 2021

Mobile Home on the Edge of the Veluwshof Holiday Park With a Spacious Garden
Vacation Home Europarcs Resort Zuiderzee in Biddinghuizen - 4 Persons, 2 Bedrooms
Vacation Home Europarcs Resort Zuiderzee in Biddinghuizen - 4 Persons, 2 Bedrooms
unnamed road, Biddinghuizen, Flevoland
Situated in Biddinghuizen, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Walibi Holland and within 6 miles (10 km) of Gemeentemuseum and Elburg Vischmarkt. Veluwemeer ...
Vacation Home Europarcs Resort Zuiderzee in Biddinghuizen - 4 Persons, 2 Bedrooms
Droompark De Zanding
Droompark De Zanding
Vijverlaan 1, Otterlo
Situated on a lake, this spa residence is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Hoge Veluwe National Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Kroller-Muller Museum. Burgers Zoo and Geographic ...
Droompark De Zanding
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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