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Favorite thing: Once you get used to the bike route system, it will make orientation easy. There are hundreds of points, each marked with a number from 1 to 99 (thus, a number can appear several times on the map). At those points, you will find maps which do not show the place where you are only, but also the closest points and the way to them. All the way long, you will find signs helping you to find your desired point. It is an easy way to get through this area without having to rely on a bike map. The signs are always well visible and easy to find. I really never had to complain about getting lost or being guided in the wrong direction.
Within the Hopgew Veluw, you can use your bike without any restrictions. Just stay on the bike lanes and you shouls have no problems to enjoy this beautiful landscape.
Fondest memory: For those who do not have bike, there is the white bike systems. Simple bikes without any amenities are availble for free use within the national park. They are located at all entries of the park and may be used by anyone. The bikes are available in different sizes, so that kids can use them too. Just remember that you have you leave your bike at any of this entrances before leaving the park. The white bikes are never locked and the usage of this systems relies also on honesty.
Should you want to make sure that you always have a bike throught your visit at the Hoge Veluwe or do you distrust the white bike system? Then hire a blue bike (also available at the entries) or take your own bike with you.
Check out http://www.hogeveluwe.nl/ for further details.
Updated Aug 12, 2009
Favorite thing: The national park Hoge Veluwe contains a diveristy of landscapes ranging from sand dunes via heathland to woodlands. It is home to a large number of plant and animal species, including wild boars and deer. It is a popular weekend destination for bikers and hikers, especially during summertime. Beside its wildlife, it is home to several museums, with the Kroeller-Mueller Museum being the best known.
The park can only be entered via its gates. An entry fee is required which depends on the vehicle you use to enter the park (cars are allowed, bikes preferred). There are also white bikes which are free for rent. Combination tickets for the musea are available and cheaper than paying separate entry fees. For details about the Kroeller-Mueller Museum, please check out my separate tip.
Written Aug 10, 2009
Favorite thing: The national park "Hoge Veluwe" can be entered through three entrance gates.
1. Schaarsbergen, North flanks of the town of Arnhem.
2. Otterlo, Mid Veluwe village about 35 kilometres North East of Ede and same distance North West from Arnhem.
3. Hoenderlo, village few kiloemtres south of Apeldoorn.
Fondest memory: The "Hoge Veluwe" is my backyard and I love it very much. The various landscapes attract me in all season's and it is one of the few places in the Netherlands where silence can be experienced.
Written May 13, 2004
Favorite thing: Well there are a range of fine pancake houses...
Some of them are really characteristic and offer a choise , never seen.
Choise : not only sweet pancakes with sirup or sugar , but also with cheese , filled with indian chicken , fruit , icecream , ...
Bad points : don't order chocolate sauce if you know the real thing. The few times I made that mistake - I would call it brown sauce or something like that.
Fondest memory: Adres : picture was taken in Uddel. Where the Garderenseweg becomes the Elspeterweg.
More like a snack bar. But the terrace was nice. I would recommend another place , but it was okay.
Updated Aug 22, 2003
Favorite thing: From the three entrances of the National Park "Hoge Veluwe" one can take bikes (see my transportation-tip) to reach the centre along beautiful cyclepaths that go through equisit forests, heatherfields and the "Dutch Savanne". The entrances are Arnhem, Otterlo and Beekbergen and the centre (Kröller-Müller-museum) is always still some kilometres away. From the Arnhemside even the longest: around 11 km). But that's why I would recommemened to start here, the biking will lead you through the most wonderful thing here: the nature.
Fondest memory: Every time here is one to remember! It's the highlight of my favourit nature around Arnhem.
Written Feb 6, 2003
Favorite thing: De Hoge Veluwe National Park is in the south-west of the Veluwe, close to but separated from the Veluwezoom National Park. Once a desert of drifting sand, the area was extensively planted with conifers in the 19th century. In addition to pine plantations there are also mixed and deciduous woodlands. Although the Netherlands are reknowned for waterfowl and waders, a fine selection of woodland and heath birds can be found in the Veluwe.
Written Nov 8, 2002
Favorite thing: At the back of the Museum, the largest museum garden in Europe.
Fondest memory: some of them are from Rodin, Henry Moore, and others.
Updated Mar 2, 2003
Favorite thing: The Kroller-Muller Museum is famous for its collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh
Fondest memory: The museum also has works from George Seurat, Pablo Picasso and other artists.
Updated Mar 2, 2003