Veluwe is an area in the Netherlands that goes hand in hand with nature, and area who's rainbow of fun is most defined by the color green. A holiday in Veluwe is one that will allow you to visit beautiful nature reserves such as De Hoge Veluwe National Park and Veluwezoom National Park, as well as impressive museums such as the Kroller-Muller and not in the last, the Het Loo palace. Define your own colors of fun this year with:
There are quite a number of interesting attractions in the Veluwe area, and one of them would definitely be the Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, a mansion that was finished in 1923 and was named after St. Hubertus. The mansion pays tribute to the legend of the great saint, and hosts displays of the original furnishings and a unique design. The Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn is also worth seeing from a holiday home in Veluwe, it will simply take your breath away, this place. There are three main sections: the museum here, the former stables and also the coach houses with old carriages, and the gardens and the park which are simply spectacular. The Open Air Museum in Arnhem is also a stop worth taking, you will get to see here not only historic houses but also farms and windmills, it is a truly amazing place and more so, there are artisans here that will give you a glimpse into Holland's traditions. All these places are within a short range of the Veluwe National Park.
Culture in the Veluwe can be measured in various facets, from the famous Kröller-Müller Museum which hosts beautiful examples of 19th and 20th century art from Europe, about 4000 drawings, as well as 275 sculptures and hundreds of paintings, to the beautiful Apenheul zoo. The latter hosts monkeys and apes that are free to roam around wherever they please, and thus you can kind of get really close to them and also learn more about these amazing creatures at the research center. Don't even begin thinking this is it... when on holiday in Veluwe you get to also check out the “underground culture” in a bit of a different way than you imagine: it's in the Museonder, the first underground museum on the Old Continent, that you will see and learn about the nature and geology of the area, displayed in subterranean pathways. The visitor center at Hoge Veluwe National Park is the best place to start your adventure, as it will give you a brief presentation of the park and of all things you will encounter along the way. Ready?
The Veluwe area and nature are stuck together like “white on rice” as they say, the Hoge Veluwe National Park is the largest continuous nature reserve in the country, hosting both high sand dunes and deep forests. Deer, mouflon, wild boar, numerous and various birds comprise part of the wildlife that one can find in this nature park, and to all this, add up the complete serenity of nature, the unique relaxation feeling that you get here and you're all set for a most unforgettable experience on a last minute holiday in Veluwe.
There are few things that can actually be compared to a wellness experience among nature, you'll be convinced of this after you spend at least a day or so of a wellness holiday in Veluwe, within your holiday in Veluwe. It may sound confusing now, but it will never be clearer that you have missed out on some serious pampering after you spend some time in places such as De Zwaluwhoeve and its saunas and natural surroundings, or at Thermen Bussloo on a lake side, and others. Massages, saunas, baths, nature and serenity perfectly mingle in these places to show you the best of times.
If you just think of the Hoge Veluwe National Park, this is mostly a flat land. Thus saying that biking here is very popular is like an understatement. To more so support this theory, they have here numerous of the famous White Bikes of the country, which you can grab and ride as far as you like, for free, after which you just have to drop them off at one of the entrances or at a distribution point. If you want a bike for the whole day, you can rent the lockable blue bikes. There are all sorts of bikes in fact, ones for children, as well as ones for adults, there are free wheelchair bikes, tandem blue bikes, even electric bikes. Numerous footpaths are also available here, and the landscape all around is simply breathtaking. Horse riding is a very popular activity and the many paths here make you feel like you have discovered a whole new paradise. Rope climbing courses are a lot of fun too. Yet the Veluwe is not all about the forests and heaths, there are also more than 100 lakes and ponds here where you can enjoy water sports and sun and sand, especially at the Veluwe Border Lakes. At Strand Horst for example you can even enjoy kite surfing.
Taking your family on a holiday in Veluwe is always a great idea, from biking in the Hoge Veluwe National Park to visiting beautiful places such as the Palace Het Loo and its beautiful gardens and parks, the landscape provides a most astounding environment for a family holiday in Veluwe. Check out the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk nearby, with dolphins, sharks, seals and other creatures of the marine life that will enchant both you and your little ones. The Apenheul is also great, and the wildlife present everywhere in the Veluwe area is one that sparkles up the fun.
The Veluwe area offers great cuisine as well, and more so, there are numerous restaurants, bistros and cafes where you can enjoy it. A snack of croquettes and some Dutch beer? Coming right up! Veluwe style veal and chicken liver? A must try. Local cheese, as well as local drinks, the Dutch Olliebollen and sweets, they will make your holiday that much more special.
Spending your holiday with a pet in Veluwe is not something you need to worry about. The nature here is more than suited for all sorts of activities with your Fifi-buddy and besides, when you choose a pet-friendly holiday home in Veluwe, what can possibly go wrong? You have comfort, you have, relaxation, you have peace and quiet and you can enjoy them all among a stunningly beautiful nature with forests and lakes and ponds and heaths, and more so... with Poochie by your side. Is this a deal or what?Points of interest, a “must see” list in Veluwe:
Choose the Veluwe as your next holiday destination, relax among nature and go cycling in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park, enjoy the lakes and the varied landscape here and redefine the meaning of a peaceful time among nature.
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