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    Apeldoorn Raadhuis

    by johngayton Updated Aug 12, 2010
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    I didn't have time to visit this properly but the old town hall is an interesting building visually and aurally. With the town's bureaucracy having outgrown the confines of this classic piece of Dutch-school brickwork the Raadhuis is now the town museum and has a couple of cafe-bars tucked into its lower floor.

    Appealing (HeHe!!) as the building is it also has some useful functions, one of which is being the central timepiece for the town and its array of bells chime tunefully the hours as you sit with a beer or two.

    Its modern replacement, the Staadhuis, is equally interesting in a more contemporary fashion and is obviously designed for the rigours of present-day local government (pic #3).

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    Monument Box (Queensday attack 2009)

    by a5floor Written May 8, 2010
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    At the corner of the Loolaan and Jachtlaan you will find a monument. This monument is a box which comes out of the earth. Inside the box you will find white and blue balloons. The blue ones represent the ones who died on Queensday 30 April 2009. These balloons represent vulnerability, celebration and grief.
    There is a poem ingraved in the glas. There are also 7 names on the box. They are from the people who died of the tragic Queensday in 2009 (which happened in Apeldoorn).

    On 29 April 2010 the Royal Family and 120 familymembers of the victoms and helpers came to this point. The Queen revealed this monument.

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    Another forest

    by a5floor Written Mar 14, 2010

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    Yesterday 14 March 2010 I had a walk in a tiny forest in my hometown. It was a nice walk. During the walk you will see a stream. And there are bridges to cross this stream.

    Sometimes (when you listen carefully) you will hear a woodpecker.

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    Take the steamtrain to ... Beekbergen

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Feb 24, 2010
    Steam train going from Apeldoorn central station

    Old steam train traject running from Apeldoorn to Dieren. In Beekbergen is the "depot" where many old steamtrains are kept in shape to entertain tourists in summer season. Detailed information on my "Beekbergen" page. Trains running daily in summer season, as well as in spring and autumn holidays (Easter, Ascensionday, Whitsuntide).

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    HET LOO PALACE - Garden area

    by balhannah Updated Jul 6, 2009

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    Walk to here then climb the stairs for a good view
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    When you visit the Palace Gardens make sure that you walk right down the back to where the Colonnades are. Here there is a large Fountain and plenty of chairs to sit and enjoy the sights. Make sure that you walk TO THE BACK OF THE COLANNADES, as there are stairs that lead to the top. Here you get a good view of the gardens and the Palace in the background from higher up. A chance to get some good photos!

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    HET LOO PALACE - Stables & Coach Houses

    by balhannah Updated Jul 6, 2009

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    This Palace is over 300 years old, was a former Royal residence, and it now a National Museum. On entry, the 1st magnificent buildings are the Coach House & stables. This large complex can stable 88 Horses. There is a collection of coaches including the State Chariot. There is also a Harness room with items like Whips, Sleigh bells and Harnesses bearing Coats of Arms.
    Also in this area is a Royal Photo Album, this changes regularly.

    This is included in the Admission price
    Open 10 -5pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

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    HET LOO PALACE - The Palace itself

    by balhannah Updated Jul 6, 2009

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    This 17th century, Dutch style Palace is HUGE! This used to be the country seat of the Dutch Royal family. There are umpteen rooms to visit, all lavishing decorated as you would expect!
    You see everything, from Royal clothing to colossal paintings, Silverware, China & more, all that have been used by the various generations of the "House of Orange" that have resided here. Three centuries of Royals have resided here, from William & Mary up to the reign of Queen Wilhelmina.
    PHOTOS ARE NOT ALLOWED, so allow yourself plenty of time to look around, it is a big area to cover, and you want to savour all that you see, IT IS MAGNIFICENT, A MUST SEE!

    Open 10 - 5pm daily CLOSED ON MONDAYS
    ADMISSION in 2009 10 euros.

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    HET LOO PALACE - The Gardens

    by balhannah Written Jul 6, 2009

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    Parterre gardens at Het Loo Palace
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    After you have finished looking at the inside of the Palace, then it is time to walk outdoors and see the beautiful 7 hectare, baroque parterre gardens which are newly planted each Spring & Summer in traditional Dutch style. From April - November, the Fountains and Cascades are working. As well, in the gardens are Statues, Vases & Pergolas.
    STUNNING GARDENS!

    Closed Mondays, open the rest of the week
    Included in Admission ticket.

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    30 April Koninginnedag/Queensday in Apeldoorn

    by a5floor Updated May 9, 2009

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    30 April Koninginnedag/Queensday in Apeldoorn
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    On 30 April 2009 Queensday was in Apeldoorn. The theme for Queensday this year was 100 year of Queen/Princess Juliana. This year it would be the 100th birthday of the former Queen. There was a parade of the history during those 100 years. Old cars, old clothing, horses with coaches...

    It started real good this day. Everybody was happy & enjoyed the parade, seeing the Queen and her family, sunny day. But then this bad thing happened: a man was driving with his car through the barriers taking 15 persons with him and crashed his car into the monument of 'De Naald'. This was SO horrible. From those 15 persons, 8 persons died (including the guy who did it) & 7 had minor injuries. Truely sad thing happened on a day that supposed to be a happy day between the Royal family and the population...

    For more pictures of the parade (everything before the tragedy happened), have a look at my Netherlands page.

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    Street 'Loolaan'

    by a5floor Updated Apr 12, 2009
    Street 'Loolaan'

    The street 'Loolaan' is 1024 meters long (messured from the Naald to the middle of the church Grote Kerk. From 1808 it was the first paved road in the Netherlands. The road was made by King Louis Napoleon (he was one of the previous owners of palace Het loo). He made this road from Amersfoort over Het Loo and Apeldoorn to Deventer. This was named the Grand Route.

    Nowaday you will find a lot of trees standing on this road. Because of that, it is pleasant to walk/cycle through this road.

    This road was allways used for the parade on 5 May. The road is also used for Queensday on 30 April 2009.

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    Kids PlayGround Indoor Speelparadijs

    by a5floor Updated Feb 22, 2009
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    The Kids PlayGround Indoor Speelparadijs is situated in a building. Kids can climb on/into/over things.

    Kids will be crazy when they are running around.

    It is good for an afternoon/day-trip/birthday.

    It is meant for kids, but a parent can go in there as well (for the kid inside you).

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    Market in the city centre

    by a5floor Written Feb 15, 2009
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    The Saturday market in the city centre is the well known market of Apeldoorn. At this market you will find stands of fruit/vegetables, meat, fish, flowers, candies, clothes, socks and cheese. There are a lot of people coming to this market.

    On these days you will find a market in Apeldoorn:

    Monday - City centre
    Tuesday - Eglantier
    Wednesday - City centre
    Wednesday afternoon - 't Fort
    Thursday - Anklaar / Leienplein (at the Leienplein it is a biologic farmmarket)
    Friday - Zuid (Schubertplein)
    Saturday - City centre

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    Momument for Liberation of the Netherlands.

    by a5floor Updated Apr 30, 2008
    Momument for Liberation of the Netherlands.

    On 4 May we remember the people who died during the 2nd World War (soldiers and civilains). On 5 May we are celebrating that the Netherlands was freed from the Germans in the 2nd World War.
    To celebrate this day there has been made a monument. This monument is called 'De man met de twee hoeden' (the man with the 2 hats). The monument was designed by Henk Visch. This monument was revealed on 2 May 2000 by princess Margriet (sister of queen Beatrix). There is also a monument in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) that was revealed by princess Margriet as well.
    The monument itself is bronze and is 4.60 meters high.

    During the 2nd World War Canadian soldiers took big part to free the Dutch people from the Germans. This monument (for happiness and gratitude for the new freedom) is an honour from the Netherlands to Canada.

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    De Naald

    by a5floor Updated Apr 30, 2008
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    On 09 March 1901, 'De Naald' was presented by the people of the city Apeldoorn to the bride and groom queen Wilhelmina and Prince Hendrik. It is also an expression of thanks to the Queen Willem III and Queen Emma (who are the parents of queen Wilhelmina).

    'De Naald' was an idea of the then mayor of Apeldoorn, Mr Nolthenius. It is 17 meter high. This monument reminds you of Egypt obelisks. These obelisks were meant to be marking spots in the city. You can see it from a distance.

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    the stables of the Loo

    by ardnas67 Updated Oct 18, 2007
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    in the stables of the castle there is an exhibition of coaches used and still used by our queen Beatrix. There is a white coach that was used on the funeral from prince Hendrik in 1934 an our old queen Wilhelmina in 1962.

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