Apeldoorn Travel Guide

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Apeldoorn Highlights

  • Pro
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    LoriPori says…

     Lovely place in a wooded region 

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     Bit boring sometimes 

  • In a nutshell
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     Don't move here 'till you're 40. :-) 

Apeldoorn Things to Do

  • Monuments in the city parks

    In the city parks of Apeldoorn are a lot of interesting monuments and memorials.Oranjepark: - A stone bench as a reminder of H.C. van Oordt the founder of our oldest park; the bench has been placed there in 1892.- The official War MemorialPrins Hendrikplein: - In 1933 a tree was planted just opposite the school - Koninklijke Hoogere Burgerschool...

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  • Paleis Het Loo: a must see sight

    ‘Paleis Het Loo’ was built in 1686 by Stadtholder William III and used for almost 300 years as a (summer) palace by members of our Royal family. Queen Wilhelmina lived here till the year of 1972. After a huge restoration palace and gardens are back in their original state. Since 1984 ‘Paleis Het Loo’ is a national museum and open for public.Roughly...

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  • Apenheul

    Apenheul is a specialized zoo on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. The garden is located in the Mountain & Forest Nature Park (200 ha). In Apenheul monkeys from Africa, South America and Asia. The animals live quite freely: Mesh or bars it almost looks like some species just walk among the visitors around. Others, such as gorillas,...

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  • Walking between monkeys

    It was already a long time ago since my last visit to the Apenheul, the primate park in Apeldoorn. I really have to admit that there have been a lot of changes within the park and I almost did not recognise it. The setting in the middle of the woods of ‘Park Berg en Bos’ is amazing with bamboo bushes, lots of flowers and everywhere small streams...

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  • Bussloo - swimming on the Veluwe

    Bussloo is a huge artificial lake (more than 100 hectare), which came into being during the construction of the nearby motorway A1. It is situated between the cities of Apeldoorn, Deventer and Zutphen.Specially on warm and hot days a lot of inhabitants of these cities are looking for cooling on the beaches of Bussloo. Some days there are more than...

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  • Beekbergerwoud – unique new nature

    The Beekbergerwoud was home to the last primary forest of the Netherlands, which was cut down in 1871. It was a swampy forest, growing on peat land. When the forest was cleared, the trees chopped down and burned, the peat largely removed and the soil evened out. This treatment, together with intensive agriculture, has severely damaged the natural...

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Apeldoorn Restaurants

  • Het oude kantongerecht

    I had a coupon for a 7 course Europen dish for 2 persons for this restaurant. So, I went there with my mom. You got a plate with 7 various food on it. They were from 7 European countries (like France, Hungary and Denmark). It was sooo delicious!! :)At this restaurant you will find people with a disability. Lead by people who aren't. This way the...

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  • ... the place to be ...

    Apeldoorn does not have much classified *** restaurants. There are a couple of common places, but nowadays restaurant 'De Brugwachter' has become little by little 'the place to be' for your dinner in town.It is situated in an old house of a so called 'bridgeman' along a canal (not any longer in use) which runs through the city. The restaurant has...

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  • De Bon Vivant part I

    For my birthday in 2012 I went to De Bon Vivant for dinner. The restaurant is in the fanciest street in my town: Loolaan. Halfway this street you will find the restaurant. It is a cosy little restaurant. I had a 3 course menu:Smoked swine on a melon saladPike-perch with fries and lettuceYuzu sorbet ice and fresh fruitThis menu was so...

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Apeldoorn Nightlife

  • All kinds of performances

    The renewed Orpheus is nowadays one of the biggest and most modern theaters in the Netherlands.And that means all kind of performances are possible. So if you are visiting my hometown you will find allways something you like for a relaxing evening. From dramatic art, cabaret or music to dance and ballet. Check their website before visiting.Orpheus...

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  • Caterplein

    When you are going out, you can go to the 'Caterplein'. This is a square were a lot of pubs are. The main evenings to go out are Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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  • Podium GIGANT Apeldoorn

    Podium GIGANT Apeldoorn Podium Gigant offers a wide variety of entertainment in the area of: pop-, world- and new music, jazz, film, theater and literature.There are two small cinemas, one theater, one area for concerts and a café.

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Apeldoorn Transportation

  • The Veolia Buses

    The Apeldoorn bus station is next to the train station. From here the following buses are available:Local:-1 Matenveld/Gelre & Lukas Hospital-2 Rijkskantoren/Apenheul Monkey Zoo-3 Matenhoeve/Apelheul Monkey Zoo-5 Berg en Bos/Woudhuis-6 Rijkskantoren/Orden-7 Sprenkelaar/Orden & Asselsestraat-8 Eendrachtstraat/Salomonszegel-9 Anklaar/Rivierenkwartier...

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  • Busses in Apeldoorn

    Apeldoorn has a dense system of public transportation. You can use the city and regional busses to reach your destination within the city boundaries. Central point is the bus station next to the railway station in the middle of the city. That is also the place were you have to change busses.For the city lines see:...

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  • Stadsbus Plus

    Whilst Apeldoorn is eminently walkable, and of course cycleable, for those who need to use it there seems to be a good local public bus service. This is called Stadsbus Plus and is run by the transport company Veolia.From what I can gather from the website the single fare is 1.50 Euro no mattter the distance and the ticket is valid for one hour...

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Apeldoorn Shopping

  • Shopping mall Oranjerie

    When you are walking around in the shopping street 'Hoofdstraat', you will find a mall. This mall is called 'Oranjerie'. In the Oranjerie you will find 60 shops. In these shops you will find fashion, toys, interior, food, photographyshop, shoes, juwelery, electronics, cosmetic, sports and travel agency. The opening hours are:Monday 11am -...

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  • De hoofdstraat

    In Apeldoorn there is one street that has the main shops. This road is called 'de Hoofdstraat'. You will find here many different kind of stores. There is something for everybody.For a big city you would expect more streets to shop around, but in Apeldoorn you don't have that. There is just one street and that's it.

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  • Royal Gifts from 'Het Loo'

    In this museumshop you will find a lot of unique gifts. Most of them related on the museum and the royal family of the Netherlands. Gifts varie from postcards, paintings, china, vases, shawls, ties to jewellery.

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Apeldoorn Local Customs

  • Phallic Symbols - A Question For The...

    Here's a sculpture with no obvious accreditation or explanation that I noticed on my wanders of the suburbs. There's also a similar sculpture in Nijmegen (see pic #2).Is it a Gelderlander thing?And the solution came almost immediately and simultaneously from ATLC and vtveen as soon as I posted it on the travel forum. To quote the latter:"For...

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  • Apeldoorn Canals

    As with just about everywhere in the Netherlands Apeldoorn does have a canal, It's a bit out of town, dog-legging around the north-east of the centre but well worth wandering and following if you just fancy the meander.It does need it's drainage though and so the town planners have included a few watery bits in the centre just to make you feel as...

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  • Zig-Zagging Through The Fountain

    On a hot early-summer afternoon a cool shower is always appreciated and the fountain on the main market place seems to provide that opportunity.You can't adjust the taps yourself but rather you have to try and anticipate the fountain's seemingly random sequence which seems to be part of the fun.Some cycle through it, others run, whilst those that...

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Apeldoorn Warnings and Dangers

  • BUS STOPS

    When I boarded the Bus to go to Het Loo Palace, I asked the Driver if he could let me know where to get off. As he couldn't speak English, nor understand what I said, I thought I would just have to watch the screen in the Bus, and hopefully, it would say "Het Loo" This bus didn't have the screen or the announcement like in Amsterdam, so I didn't...

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  • Pickpockets!

    These little monkeys move so fast you can't catch them. I watched one jump onto a man's shoulder, go through his shirt pockets and leap away again faster than I could lift the camera. Fortunately he had taken notice of the advice to keep everything in the monkey-proof bag.

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  • The monkeys that are in some...

    The monkeys that are in some areas running around are the small 'deathface' monkeys. They can be very cute, but they like to take your bag, eat your lunch and pull your hair. So watch out. :o)

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Apeldoorn What to Pack

  • Packing List

    A suitcase or a backpack (more easy when travelling on the road by motor / bike). In summer the weather can be quite agreable. You can put summerclothes on, but the weather can change very suddenly (as in any place in the Netherlands) so always bring a light coat with you. In spring and autumn it can be chilly and rainy. So put on that long pair...

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  • Packing List

    Binoculars, camera, long lens and lots of film. You are going to see lots of monkeys.

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Apeldoorn Off The Beaten Path

  • Middelste Molen - authentic paper mill

    “De Middelste Molen” is the only authentic paper factory on the Veluwe, which still exists and where paper is made on the same way as ‘hundred years’ ago. As a matter of fact the mill started to produce paper in the year of 1622 !! The factory is situated in a mill along the Voorsterbeek/Loenense Molenbeek (a brook) using the power of the water...

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  • Sand Hills on the Veluwe

    About 15 km's west of Apeldoorn is situated the so called "Kootwijkerzand". A huge area of shifting (inland) sand dunes in the middle of the Veluwe with lots of walking tracks. (www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/doen/dagjeuit/zelfoppad/details.asp?LOC_ID=61)One of the most remote parts of the Veluwe and wonderful to walk around during every season. Or just...

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  • Kootwijk – small village on the Veluwe

    Most probably Kootwijk ('cote' = sheep fold / 'wick' = area) used to have a lot of sheep folds. But nowadays there is just a sculpture of some sheep on the square in the centre of this small village. On the same (green) square you will find a very old church. It is said it has been build in the 17th century: simple but impressive.Besides these two...

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Apeldoorn Sports & Outdoors

  • Volleybal - club Dynamo

    There are many volleybal clubs in Apeldoorn. The biggest club is Dynamo. The men's first team is playing in the highest division in the Netherlands. You can buy tickets for each game they play. The 'home' of this team is Omnisport.

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  • Soccer club AGOVV part I

    Soccer club AGOVV is the biggest club in Apeldoorn. The first (man) team is playing in the first division (premier division is the highest). Last season (2008/2009) they ended in the middle. The season 2009/2010 started on 7 August 2009. The team played home against FC Zwolle. I was present at this game. It was a really nice game to watch. The team...

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  • Cycling

    One of the best ways to enjoy the nature and beautiful suroundings of Apeldoorn is by bike. There are many cycle paths between Apeldoorn and nearby cities. Bikes can be rented near the train station.

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Apeldoorn Favorites

  • USEFUL APELDOORN LINKS + TOURIST INFO

    055 siteCity CouncilThe Apeldoorn Tourist Office no longer has a separate shop, but information and flyers are availableat the following bookshop:Boekhandel Nawijn & PolakMarktplein 24 - 7311 LR ApeldoornBusiness hours:Mo-We: 9.30AM - 5.30PMTh: 9.30AM - 9PMFr: 9.30AM - 5.30PMSa: 9AM - 5PMSu: ClosedIf you want to ask a personal question use the...

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  • Read your paper (for free)

    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...

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  • Money

    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...

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