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    Entry to the Hoge Veluwe Park including museum

    by MATIM Written Sep 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Children aged 0-5 free/ children aged 6-12, 6 euro./ Adults 12 euro.

    Entry without the museum
    one-day ticket for the park
    Children aged 0-5 free/ children 6-12 , 3 euro
    adults 6 euro.

    the white bicycles can be picked up free of charge (limited numbers) at the three entrances: Hoenderloo, Otterlo and Schaarsbergen and Kroller-Muller museum/ the visitors centre.

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • National/State Park

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    A village like so many on the "Veluwe"

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Jan 18, 2004
    Peaking higher then the trees: Otterlo's church

    Favorite thing: Otterlo, a village like there are several in between the "Veluwe" hills, forests and heatherfields. Historically the people here struggled to survive on these poor grounds. Growing crops was practically impossible as the soil here consists of sand with a small toplayer of humus. Forestry was done, hunting and keeping flocks of sheep. The village was provided always with a church. For starters often a Roman Catholic one, but as the Reformation here was strong, these later were turned to this religious movement. The church in Otterlo has quite the age. Dating back to the 14th century, but throughout time remodeled in some ways. The tower however stayed merely the same since it's erection. It maybe therefore is simply called "the Old church".

    Fondest memory: Long, long time ago ... Jiska Stroes (am not sure about her last name, believe it was Stroes).

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    Relgion on the harder grounds

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jan 18, 2004
    Enter: in fear and love of God

    Favorite thing: Is it coincidental that people that live in places where live doesn't come so easy, also have a stronger bound with God. While in the towns churhces are becoming more and more empty, in villages like Otterlo, people still attend to Sunday messes faithfully. The society knows one another, which sometimes even strengthens this bound with the church (although it often is like a "curse" when one behaves differently then the majority of a community. All things have their disadvantages and positive sides. A way I like to look at this fact myself as well.

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    No village too small for a school

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jan 18, 2004
    A typical building in average village: the school

    Favorite thing: Otterlo has a few hundred inhabitants (though in summertime it suddenly become over a few thousands when all the campgrounds are filling up with tourists that enjoy the natural surroundings of the village). No village however is too small to lack a school. An elementary-school that is, as the children that are older then twelf often have the trouble to find progressive schools in relative far away places. Biking (or going by bus) over distances of over twenty kilometres is not an exception.

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