Otterlo Travel Guide

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Otterlo Things to Do

  • Kröller-Müller Museum – Sculpture...

    After we finished our coffee we went outside, to the sculpture garden. Although the weather was bad the entire day we were lucky that it wasn’t raining at the moment we went outside. The idea of a sculpture garden was launched by the director of the museum in 1961. Maybe not too bad an idea, because of the museum’s exceptional setting in the middle...

  • Kröller-Müller Museum – For visual arts.

    After we bought our tickets we went inside the Kröller-Müller Museum. Right at the first steps we already saw some art, no space was left unused to exhibit specific artifacts. It was not extremely busy and later on we heard that the museum receives approximately 300,000 visitors every year and it is especially busy during the high season, not the...

  • Kröller-Müller Museum – Considerable...

    The Kröller-Müller Museum is an art museum and sculpture garden, located in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo in the Netherlands. It is not like I am such an art lover, but so every now and then I can enjoy art very much. Together with the fact that this beautiful museum is located in the middle of the amazing Hoge Veluwe National Park made...

  • Bikes at the Hoge Veluwe National Park

    When you arrive at the park, you will be greeted by 400 odd white bikes at the 3 entrances to the park. You can either bring your own bicycle, borrow a white bike or hire a blue bike. Cycling around the national park makes sense, since cycling is very much part of the Dutch way of life and it is, of course, an environmentally means of transport....

  • De Hoge Veluwe National Park

    De Hoge Veluwe National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in the Netherlands. It consists of 6000 hectares of woodland, heathland, lakes and drift sand. Together with the Kröller-Muller Museum and the sculpture garden it offers a unique combination of nature, art and architecture. The Kröller-Muller Museum is home to the second...

  • Kröller-Müller Art Museum

    The spacious galleries of the Kröller-Müller Museum houses a considerable collection of paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh. There are all together 93 paintings and 183 pencil sketches and early pieces. One of the paintings include the famous "Cafe Terrace at Night". The collection is the second largest of van Gogh paintings in the world...

  • Free bikes for disabled visitors

    The Hoge Veluwe National Park has plenty of facilities for disabled visitors. There are two tarmac footpaths, and the Koeverbos hide has disabled access. Various types of cycle for disabled visitors are available from the bicycle repair centre on the Marchantplein free of charge. There are wheelchair bicycles, three-wheelers for children and...

  • Dogs in the Hoge Veluwe National Park

    Dogs are allowed in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, but must be kept on a leash. Dogs are not allowed in the Kröller-Müller Museum or in the sculpture garden. However, this does not apply to guide dogs.

  • St.Hubertus Hunting Lodge

    The former monumental residence of the Kroller-Muller family, desighed by the famous Dutch architect Berlage, is located on the northern edge of the park. The design was inspired by the legend of St. Hubertus, the patron saint of hunting. Although the lodge is not entirely open to the public, guided tours are available by appointment.

  • Nature, art and architecture

    The Hoge Veluwe National Park encompasses 5,500 hectares of woodland, moorland, grasslands and sand drifts. Vistitors cycling or walking on the many routes through the park are likely to come across deer, moufflon or wild boar.Every season brings fresh surprises.

  • Details of adapted nature

    When walking the "zandverstuivingen" try to look down with a sharp curious eye and discover the incredable adaptions that nature has made to these rough circumstances. Temperatures on an average sunny day can vary 40 degrees Celsius easily. At night temperatires at groundlevel drop under zero (also in winter) and when the sun is high in the sky it...

  • National Park "De Hoge Veluwe"

    This highlight in Dutch "other" landscape is really a must for every nature lover. Added with a highlight for every art lover - the "Kröller-Muller" museum, this place is magnificent. Here it is the largest Van Gogh-collection can be admired, among many other great artworks. The statue garden surroudning the building is yet another rather...


Otterlo Hotels

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  • Boutique Hotel Sterrenberg

    Houtkampweg 1, , Otterlo, Veluwe 6731 AV

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Grand Cafe Hotel Kruller

    Nice hotel, ideally situated for visiting the Veluwe National Park or the Kröller-Müller museum. The...

  • 't Witte Hoes

    Dorpsstraat 35, , Otterlo, Gelderland 6731 AS

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Otterlo Restaurants

  • Not so great

    The restaurant is situated close to the Veluwe National Park in the not so very lively centre of Otterlo. The food's alright, but not more than what you expect your grandmother to cook (although slightly more modern, maybe). The meat was tough, the flavours were combined in odd ways (spicy condiments which didn't suit the dish, for example)....

  • A tree ... a playground ... homemade...

    The "zandverstuivingen" are ideal places to have a picknick and some offer even picknick tables on the terrain. This is always a wonderful day out and Ilja enjoys it even the most as he has this enormous sandbox to play in. Irina's sandwiches, Paul's Gazpacho, some beverages, dairydrinks and fruits ... READY!

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Otterlo Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

  • cycling

    White bicycles are available free of charge.(limited numbers) at the three entrances, Hoenderloo, Otterlo and Schaarsbergen and at Kroller-Muller museum/ the visitors centre.To make sure of hiring a bicycle, call +31(0)5537881163,50 euro per day.

  • How else do you get caravan or...

    Otterlo has no connection to train. Busses run infrequently to the town (hourly services during the day), but by car it's rather fast and efficient to be reached. The campings are all very accessible by car, though some demand that the car stays outside the property to create a more natural atmosphere.Exploring the environment of Otterlo can be...


Otterlo Local Customs

  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to the Netherlands with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There...

  • Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home!...

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular...

  • Laws of nature, guidance for us all

    Laws of nature are hard, but justified. The moving sands are an extreme example, but as well interesting. The sand takes and gives back (sometimes after hundreds of years). The amazing battle that some plants make to gain a fixed place on the ground and then loose it as it gets blown away under their roots is dramatic, but leaves often a great...


Otterlo Warnings and Dangers

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

  • Tick bites

    The most common tick, also known as wood, sheep or dog tick (Ixodes ricinus ) lives in places with a high degree of air humidity, for instance in places with low vegetation, like Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe and the sculpture garden. It is mainly active from early March to late November. During the dry summer months its activity is slightly lower....


Otterlo Tourist Traps

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    Entrance fee for the museum

    by X-medea-X Written Sep 18, 2009

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    I'm not saying the museum isn't worth visiting - it certainly is. Just it's a bit more expensive than you'd think.

    If you want to visit the museum, you have to pay for the national park as well as the museum is situated inside the park. So although the entrance fee for the museum is E7.00, visiting the museum will always cost you E14.00 per person. Great, huh?

    Unique Suggestions: Visit the museum and the park on the same day and visit the museum first. Get up early so you can spend as much time there as possible, so you won't have to go back the next day, and if you do have to go back it'll only be for the national park. This will save you E7,00 per person.

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Otterlo Off The Beaten Path

  • Dutch museum of tiles

    Even not many Dutch have heard of it, but Otterlo also has it's own museum. It's a museum that is dedicated to Dutch tiles, varieting from very old ones with traditional paintings, to awkward modern ones. Often the museum is discovered by people that want to do something dry, during rainy summers on a camping.The address:Eikenzoom 12 (6731 BH)...

  • Often left beside on the way to the...

    Otterlo and it's wonderful natural phenomena's is often left beside by the daytourist from the West that go to the Kröller-Muller museum and sometimes the nature inside the national park "De Hoge Veluwe". When one has some more time, try to come and stay a little bit longer here to have a better look. Otterlo campings are mostly visited by Dutch...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Otterlo Favorites

  • Entry to the Hoge Veluwe Park including...

    Children aged 0-5 free/ children aged 6-12, 6 euro./ Adults 12 euro.Entry without the museumone-day ticket for the parkChildren aged 0-5 free/ children 6-12 , 3 euroadults 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...

  • A village like so many on the "Veluwe"

    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...

  • Relgion on the harder grounds

    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...


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