Holiday homes Gelderland: nature, culture, tranquility and tradition

Gelderland is one of the largest regions in the Netherlands, though not as much populated. It is an area hosting several nature reserves and vast forests, thus an ideal location for spending a holiday among nature in the Netherlands, dotted with cultural and historical attractions. Read more

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Gelderland is one of the largest regions in the Netherlands, though not as much populated. It is an area hosting several nature reserves and vast forests, thus an ideal location for spending a holiday among nature in the Netherlands, dotted with cultural and historical attractions.

A holiday with historical attractions

The province's capital is the city of Arnhem, a city of an impressive history, where during World War II, the Battle of Arnhem took place. The city boasts several museums and there are historical monuments that are still being restored to this day, after during the war the city center was almost entirely destroyed. Other cities that are also great to visit from a holiday home in Gelderland are ones that include Apeldoorn, Doesburg, Wageningen, Nijmegen, Zutphen, Tiel. In Apeldoorn for example there are also monuments and parks, as well as the Het Loo Palace, while in Zutphen you will find one of the largest churches in the country, the St. Walburgiskerk. Doesburg is also a great historic town, found on the Ijssel River.

Cultural treasures on your holiday in Gelderland

The province boasts more than a few cultural attractions you can enjoy from a last minute holiday villa in Gelderland. The city of Arnhem has several museums, such as the Museum voor Moderne Kunst, an art museum, the Openluchtmuseum, a Dutch customs museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum, an outdoor art museum, the Airborne Museum with displays portraying the 1944 battle here, the Water Museum, the Wine Museum. The Burgers Zoo is also a famous venue, and as for nature in this province, you have surely heard of the National Park Hoge Veluwe. Nijmegen and Wageningen are great student cities with lots of cultural events of all sorts held here. The Dolfinarium and the Apenheul are also worth a visit, and the culinary delights here are a must.

A holiday among nature in Gelderland

In order to define a holiday among nature in Gelderland, you must visit the De Hoge Veluwe National Park here, with its extensive forests and a most beautiful atmosphere. Enjoy hiking and cycling in this lands, as well as the beautiful and impressive wildlife. A most ideal retreat from daily stress and worries, a holiday in Gelderland will have you reconnecting with nature in a most unique way, through various feels of complete freedom and through fun games alike.

Wellness and spa on holiday in Gelderland

A wellness weekend in Gelderland means before anything else, a relaxing time among nature. Thus from beautiful saunas to jacuzzis and all sorts of treatments and therapies, you will find them all here in a most serene setting. Try the Sauna en beauty de Veluwe, Lunteren, or the Beuaty Farm Sauna Drome, the Health Spa Ryokan in Zutphen and enjoy besides the pampering, the surrounding nature and beautiful walks on your holiday in Gelderland.

Activities and sports

Given the landforms of this region, hiking and cycling are two activities that are most definitely common here, and the De Hoge Veluwe National Park makes for an ideal scenery for this. The impressive nature, the varied wildlife, the spectacular trails allow you to just grab a picnic basket with local produce from the shops in Gelderland and enjoy some time among a breathtaking scenery. Try the Loenense Bekenroute walking path, characterized by water, with many brooks, creeks and streams. See the Middelste Molen windmill in action on this route. The Speulderbos forest is one of the oldest in the country, and a most beautiful one. Take a walk in this "forest of dancing trees" and see the carvings in the trunks of some really tall trees, made by sculptor Harry Leurink. Discover the Van Gogh cycling Routes in this province and the Kröller-Müller Museum on the way, as well as the Apples and Pear bycicle tour, with visiting the fruit growers in the Bommelerwaard area and visiting the old fortified town of Zaltbommel.

Family holiday in Gelderland

A family holiday in Gelderland is an ideal opportunity to enjoy some time with loved ones, whether you choose to visit a city or to spend time among nature. A family picnic is a great idea at any time, as well as enjoying some sports activities starting from your group accommodation in Gelderland. Hiking, cycling with your family can mean a great load of fun, and visiting historic cities, castles and the famous Dolfinarium in this area are a must. Burgers' Zoo will be a fantastic way of spending an afternoon in this province, and the city of Apeldoorn with its market square, its parks and gardens, its old churches and mills is also a great idea for spending some quality time with loved ones. Enjoy your Gelderland experience!

Dining in Gelderland - Eet Smakelijk!

Gelderland is a source of great local produce, you will find here all sorts of venison specialties, as well as mushrooms and fruits. The many vineyards in the area make a holiday in Gelderland one in which you can also enjoy great wines. Try the fantastic venison dishes and mushrooms in the Achterhoek, dine in the restaurants of Nijmegen, Arnhem, or in the beautiful Veluwe area.

Holiday with a pet in Gelderland

There is nothing like spending some time away from the big city in a most beautiful natural area such as the Gelderland in the Netherlands. To this effect, why even consider spending this beautiful quality time without your “fluffy Fifi”? A walk among nature, even a bike ride, exploring the hills and forests and river sides on a holiday with pet in Gelderland is immensely more relaxing. There are even restaurants that allow dogs, and when you choose a holiday villa with pets allowed in Gelderland, you're all set for a great time.

Points of interest, a “must see” list in Gelderland:
  • the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterio, the Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum in Arnhem, the Airborne Museum Hartenstein in Oosterbeek with amazing displays and exhibits that portray from culture to art, history and Dutch habits;
  • the Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark in Arnhem, with a most impressive variety of animal species, a fabulous venue for families spending a holiday in Gelderland;
  • De Hoge Veluwe National Park, ideal for hiking and walking, with the "forest of dancing trees" and the Loenense Bekenroute walking path with the old windmill;
  • the Park Sonsbeek in Arnhem, a beautiful oasis of nature, the Apenheul in Apeldoorn a park where you can see monkeys upclose, the National Park Veluwezoom in Rheden;
  • the beautiful palace Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn, a very impressive construction in itself, with most beautiful grounds and a nice cafe
  • the muZIEum, where you will live a most different experience, the "dark experience", as in you will get to feel what it is like to be blind for a while. Definitely a venue worth exploring.

Gelderland is a province of the Netherlands that is probably most defined by nature, by simply stunning nature in fact, yet the beautiful cities here and the omnipresent feeling of peace you feel when on holiday in Gelderland make it an even more "top choice" destination.

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