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Discover the Veluwe

The Veluwe is the largest interconnected nature reserve in the Netherlands. No wonder it is a great destination for a relaxing holiday in the greenery! Sand drifts, beautiful forests, vast heathlands, sheep herds and winding streams: nature here is endless. Discover the Veluwe!

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The infinite nature of the Veluwe

With an area of no less than 91,200 hectares, nature lovers get their fill on the Veluwe. Located in the province of Gelderland, the Veluwe is much more than one large nature reserve. For instance, the Veluwe consists of two national parks: National Park De Hoge Veluwe and National Park Veluwezoom. There are also several smaller nature reserves, each with its own experience. Because of the many cycling, walking and riding routes, you can experience nature at its best here. Apart from its varied landscapes, the Veluwe is also known for its diversity of animals. It is fantastic to go on safari here and look for the Dutch Big Five: red deer, wild boar, roe deer, fox and Scottish highlander. Will you spot them all?

Because of the many cycling, walking and riding routes, you will experience nature at its best here.

Culture and history on the Veluwe

On the Veluwe, you can easily combine a holiday in the countryside with a good dose of culture. The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the best-known museums in the Netherlands. The museum is beautifully located in Hoge Veluwe National Park and houses the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world. Another interesting place is Paleis het Loo. Since 1984, this former summer residence of the Dutch royal family has been open to the public after a thorough restoration. You can enjoy beautiful baroque gardens, stables and coach houses there. On the Veluwe, the story of World War II can also be experienced in many facets. Nearly 4,000 Dutch war dead are buried on Loenen National Field of Honour. In the accompanying memorial and education centre, you hear gripping stories that take you back to that terrible time.

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Atmospheric cities

Despite the vast countryside, the cosiness of a bustling town or charming village is never far away. For example, visit the centuries-old Hanseatic towns of Hattem, Elburg and Harderwijk. In the past, these towns played an important role as trading centres. This was due to their favourable location in relation to the river IJssel and the former Zuiderzee. Via one of the Hanseatic routes you cycle, partly along the old trade routes, from one Hanseatic town to the other. Wander through the historic streets in these cosy towns and imagine yourself back in time. Or visit the cities of Arnhem and Apeldoorn, where you can do great shopping because of the many well-known shops and unique boutiques and have lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants. The cosy centre of Ede is also a great place to shop, especially on Saturdays, when the largest market in Gelderland is held.

Green holidays on the Veluwe

Fancy discovering all the beauty of the Veluwe? Then book a holiday at one of the many campsites, holiday homes, Bed & Breakfasts or group accommodations of In Het Groen!

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