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  • Welcome to Apeldoorn
    Welcome to Apeldoorn
    by a5floor
  • Tourist Information Shop (=VVV)
    Tourist Information Shop (=VVV)
    by vtveen
  • Rabobank Marktplein
    Rabobank Marktplein
    by vtveen

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    USEFUL APELDOORN LINKS + TOURIST INFO

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Feb 26, 2013

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    Tourist Info - VVV Apeldoorn (former location)

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    City Council

    The Apeldoorn Tourist Office no longer has a separate shop, but information and flyers are availableat the following bookshop:

    Boekhandel Nawijn & Polak
    Marktplein 24 - 7311 LR Apeldoorn

    Business hours:
    Mo-We: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
    Th: 9.30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
    Sa: 9AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    If you want to ask a personal question use the virtual information desk of the VVV website.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    Read your paper (for free)

    by vtveen Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Apeldoorn: Library
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    Favorite thing: Our local Library ('Bibliotheek') has a large reading room. You will find a lot of papers and magazines. Off course the most are wrtitten in Dutch, but there are also some in foreign languages like: English, German and French.

    Everybody can walk in and read these papers for free.
    Follow the signs voor 'CODA Café' and you will reach the reading room (and cafe).

    The Library is very close to the city centre and is well signposted.

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    Money

    by vtveen Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Rabobank Marktplein

    Favorite thing: Everybody needs (some) money during a stay in Apeldoorn. You will find a lot of bank offices, spread over the town and in the city centre. They all do have ATM's.

    For instance the Rabobank, located at Marktplein 42, just opposite the town hall, has fourATM's (inside and outside).
    I recommend to use your bank card, otherwise you have to pay a fee when withdrawing euro's.

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    More information about Apeldoorn

    by vtveen Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Tourist Information Shop (=VVV)

    Favorite thing: Of course you can find a lot of information about Apeldoorn on the VT-pages. But perhaps you do want to find out more about the city or its surroundings.

    Tourist information
    There is a (small) Tourist Information Shop (=VVV), located in the bookshop Nawijn & Polak,
    Marktplein 24, Apeldoorn

    Online service: VVV Apeldoorn
    e-mail: info@vvvapeldoorn.nl

    By phone for personal leisure-information about Apeldoorn and the Veluwe:
    +31 (0)55 5260200

    General Information
    Gemeente Apeldoorn (City Council), Marktplein 1
    Information about the city council of Apeldoorn
    website: Gemeente Apeldoorn
    tel: 055-580 10 10

    Useful links
    Startpage Apeldoorn
    All kinds of links about Apeldoorn: hotels, tourist sites, churches, services and so on.
    website: Apeldoorn

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    Eco-friendly Parking Meters

    by johngayton Written Aug 13, 2010
    Parking Meter But No Cars!

    Favorite thing: Not being a car driver I didn't have call to actually use one of these and thinking about it there weren't many cars parked around the city centre anyway. But good to see that they are powered by solar panels nevertheless.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Useful Town Centre Maps

    by johngayton Written Aug 12, 2010
    Strategically Placed And Very Useful

    Favorite thing: Although Apeldoorn isn't perhaps one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands it is certainly worth at least a day's visit if you happen to be in the area. Apart from the pretty women (and the phallic sculptures LOL ;)) there's some interesting buildings, a local museum and a host of lively bars and cafes.

    The town centre is eminently walkable, being compact and mostly pedestrianised, and to assist you finding your way around there's several of these easy-to-read town maps placed at logically strategic locations. The maps are simple and clear, show all the main attractions and highlight the other useful stuff such as where the railway/bus station is.

    The map pictured is on the main road from the railway station just before you arrive in the town centre proper.

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    The hospital

    by a5floor Written Oct 15, 2009
    The hospital

    Favorite thing: Hopefully you won't need it during your stay in Apeldoorn. But the hospital is named 'Gelre Ziekenhuis' and the location is 'Lukas'. A few years ago, the hospital started to make it 'modern': 2 locations going to one, a rehabilitation centre and psyciatry ward will be added. They are still busy in doing that. But it is getting closer to the final stages.

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    VVV - Tourist Information

    by a5floor Written Feb 15, 2009

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    VVV - Tourist Information location Apeldoorn

    Favorite thing: For your trip inside the Netherlands, you can go to the VVV (tourist information). The VVV can give you information about the place you are looking for. Some booklets are free and for others you have to pay.

    Most cities/villages will have a branch of VVV. In Apeldoorn you will find the VVV near the market area. Here you will find besides information also some typical Dutch things (windmills, tullips, fridge magnets, etc).
    Other information about the VVV Apeldoorn:

    VVV Apeldoorn
    Deventerstraat 18
    7311 LS Apeldoorn
    Phone +31-(0)55-5260200
    Fax +31-(0)55-5260209
    www.vvvapeldoorn.nl
    Email info@vvvapeldoorn.nl
    Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm and on Saturday 9am - 5pm

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    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

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    Travel agency

    by a5floor Written Feb 15, 2009

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    Travel agency Vakantiexperts

    Favorite thing: For every travel you make, you can go to a travel agency or book via the internet.

    In the Netherlands you can go to various travel agencies for your next trip. You have to be careful: go to a travel agency that is a member of the ANVR (General Dutch Union of Travelagencies). This organisation is there to garantue your travels. If you book your travels by a travel agency that isn't a member of the ANVR, you won't get your money back when it is going bankrupt.

    When I am traveling inside Europe I am booking my trips via the internet. For outside Europe most of the time I will go to a travel agency. The travel agency I use, is Vakantiexperts in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. This travel agency is a small one. But the staff is really helpfull and is informing you really good.

    For information about Vakantiexperts, go to the website www.vakantiexperts.nl.

    Any other information of the Apeldoorn branch:

    Vakantiexperts Apeldoorn
    Deventerstraat 13
    7311 BH Apeldoorn
    Phone +31-(0)55-5218626
    Fax +31-(0)55-5214962
    Email apeldoorn@vakantiexperts.nl

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    • Road Trip

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    Partnership with Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    by a5floor Written Apr 27, 2008
    Partnership with Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    Favorite thing: There are a couple of cities in the Netherlands that have a partnership with other cities abroad. Apeldoorn has a partnership with the city Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

    Initialy it was started between the Canadian veteran soldiers (from WW2) and the people from the city of Apeldoorn for the yearly liberation day on 5 May. On this day the veterans were walking a route to celebrate the freedom for the Dutch people in 1945. The Dutch people are cheering them to thanks them.
    Nowadays it is more an official partnership between these 2 cities. There are exchanges between the 2 cities.

    When you are entering the city Apeldoorn by car, you will see these signs saying 'In vriendschap verbonden met' (in friendship connected with).

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    • Road Trip

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    Apeldoorns Kanaal - Channel

    by a5floor Written Jun 26, 2005
    Apeldoorns Kanaal

    Favorite thing: There is a channel called ´Apeldoorns Kanaal`. It is a long channel. You fill find it all the way in Dieren (another city). If you want you can cycle or drive in a car all along this channel. You can make a lot of nice pictures during this ride.

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    • Road Trip

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    City of Apeldoorn.

    by a5floor Updated Nov 10, 2003

    Favorite thing: If you want information about Apeldoorn, you can information on the site www.apeldoorn.nl
    This site is only in Dutch.

    Address of the cityhall:
    Gemeente Apeldoorn
    Visit address: Marktplein 1 - 7311 LG Apeldoorn
    Postaddress: Postbus 9033 - 7300 ES Apeldoorn
    Phone: +31-(0)55-5801010

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    visit TIC or VVV first..

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    Palace 't Loo interior

    Favorite thing: Tourist Office VVV Apeldoorn

    Then after that you are able to find your personal favourite spots.

    Their website: VVV Apeldoorn

    Fondest memory: On the picture a room of the palace 'Het Loo' where Queen Wilhelmina used to live.

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    You could go to the...

    by nighthawk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You could go to the entertainment parc 'Koningin Juliana Toren' (Queen Juliana Tower), an amusement parc with more than 35 attractions. It is just across the street of 'Het Loo'.
    More information on Apeldoorn can be found on Apeldoorn site, in Dutch but I think you can get around just fine.

    Fondest memory: When Wilhelmina and Hendrik wed in 1901, the people of Apeldoorn gave this obelisk to the royal couple.
    It's right at the end of the 'Loolaan' and it s 20 metres high.

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    The royal palace "Het Loo" is a must in NL

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Aireal picture from the royal gardens.

    Favorite thing: Visit the royal palace Het Loo. Here former kings and queens lived in there modest 'Versailles of The Netherlands'. Especially the gardens are beautiful with their synchrone pathstructure, the wonderful fountains and plants and flowers. By the way, 'Het Loo' actually means 'The Water', something that had to be transported from a place few kilometres away.

    Fondest memory: Strawl across the gardens and enjoy the sun on the patio, while listening to sound of falling water in the fountain-ponds.

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