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
Mo-We: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
Th: 9.30AM - 9PM
Fr: 9.30AM - 5.30PM
Sa: 9AM - 5PM
If you want to ask a personal question use the virtual information desk of the VVV website.
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.
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.
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.
There is a (small) Tourist Information Shop (=VVV), located in the bookshop Nawijn & Polak,
Marktplein 24, Apeldoorn
Online service: VVV Apeldoorn
By phone for personal leisure-information about Apeldoorn and the Veluwe:
+31 (0)55 5260200
Gemeente Apeldoorn (City Council), Marktplein 1
Information about the city council of Apeldoorn
website: Gemeente Apeldoorn
tel: 055-580 10 10
All kinds of links about Apeldoorn: hotels, tourist sites, churches, services and so on.
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.
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.
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.
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:
7311 LS Apeldoorn
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm and on Saturday 9am - 5pm
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:
7311 BH Apeldoorn
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).
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.
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:
Visit address: Marktplein 1 - 7311 LG Apeldoorn
Postaddress: Postbus 9033 - 7300 ES Apeldoorn
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.
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.
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.