Apeldoorn Travel Guide

  • Palace Het Loo
    Palace Het Loo
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    Raadhuis Overloking Its Square
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  • The Modern Replacement
    The Modern Replacement
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Apeldoorn Things to Do

  • Paleis Het Loo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    By this time we are firmly in the 20th century. Queen Wilhelmina had her bathroom remodeled with marble walls in 1904 - with modern touches such as heated towel racks and a shower. The fixtures were redone for her daughter Juliana in 1948. Even though this is a royal bathroom, it is still small so taking photos is a little more difficult

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  • Forests of Apeldoorn

    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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  • Apenheul Primate Park

    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 Apenheul 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...

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  • Hoge Veluwe National Park

    This is the nature park Veluwe. This is 13.585 acres (5.500 hectares) of forest, heath, water and sand. There's also a museum and a statue garden. You can walk around there, or take a free bike at the entrance and cycle around. You can see dear, wild hogs and other rare plants and animals. The entrance is 6 euros, when you want to go to the museum...

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  • Aardhuis Museum & Wildlife Nature...

    The 'Aardhuis' is part of the so called 'Kroondomein Het Loo'; the forest on the Veluwe, which once belonged to the Palace Het Loo. It did get its name from the 'Aardmansberg', almost the highest elevation on the Veluwe with 102 metres. The chalet was built by King William III in the year of 1861. Prince Hendrik (husband of Queen Wilhelmina) used...

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  • CODA Museum

    C(ultuur) O(nder) D(ak) A(peldoorn) is an unique museum with a mixture of old and new. CODA matches the former Historical Museum and the Van Reekum Museum for modern art, the Public Library of the town and the local archives. CODA is situated close to the centre of town in a brand new building. Take a look at their website for the current...

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Apeldoorn Restaurants

  • Alexandros part II

    Alexandros is a Greek restaurant. Most of the staff is Greek. While they serve you, they will mainly talk Dutch, but at the end of each sentence they say one or two words in Greek. Which makes it pleasant. After you take a seat, you will get a little glass of ouzo. To me it is too strong, but there are tons of people who likes this drink.I took a 3...

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  • De Bon Vivant part III

    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 yummie!!

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  • De Bon Vivant part II

    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 yummie!!

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Apeldoorn Nightlife

  • Showtime!

    Apeldoorn has a well-known Theater called Orpheus. Next to the big hall (Rabobankzaal) there are 2 smaller halls; Podium Gigant and Theater Merlijn. The building was opened in 1965 and had a major renovation in 2003-2004.

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  • 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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Apeldoorn Transportation

  • To Apeldoorn by train

    Apeldoorn can be easily reached by train as it is an Intercity train station. There are direct connections from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amersfoort to Apeldoorn once every hour.Real time Public Transportation info on the Apeldoorn map.

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  • Bike like the Dutch

    Most of the tourists sites in Apeldoorn are situated outside the city centre. To reach them you will need transportation, either by bus or bicycle. Some of my ‘off the beaten path’ tips are only accessible by car or bike and sometimes very hard by public (bus)transportation.You will notice a lot of Dutch people use bikes every day, specially for...

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  • 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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Apeldoorn Shopping

  • Second hand goods

    Foenix to my surprised is housed in a very modern building; not one one would expect when looking for second hand goods. Prices are a bit higher than average pawn shops, but the quality is good.Business hours:Mo-Sa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Closed Second hand goods. Average prices.

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  • Back truck sale

    The Apeldoorn Kofferbakverkoop is a popular back truck sale along the Apeldoorn canal on Saturdays in the Summer months July and August.Trading starts at 9:30AM and stops at 3PM.There are some food stalls and temporary toilets (50 cents to use those).Expect around 300 sellers, most of them being private persons selling household items and...

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  • Recycled houseware

    De Snuffelhal is a medium sized hall with household items, Electronics, Bicycles and Mopeds, Gold, Silver and Jewelry. It's a kind of pawn shop.Business hours:Mo-Sa: 0:30PM - 6PMSu: Closed Second hand household items. Low prices

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Apeldoorn Local Customs

  • Kingsday

    The biggest party in Apeldoorn, when we are celebrating our King’s birthday. Always on April 27, except when this is on a Sunday, then the celebrations we will be the Saturday before.Kingssday means: - a lot of Red, White and Blue and Orange street decorations;- a fair on the market square;- brass bands playing;- street musicians;- shops with...

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  • 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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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

  • Apeldoorn - De Kathedraal (The...

    ‘De Kathedraal’ (The Cathedral) is most probably the most hidden artwork in the Netherlands, being tucked away in the natural vegetation of the ‘Kroondomein’ (Royal Domain) Het Loo. It is absolutely invisible from the main gravel road through the ‘Kroondomein’. The artwork was donated (1999) by former Queen Beatrix on the occasion of her sixtieth...

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  • Apeldoorn - Elephant barn

    Although born and bread in Apeldoorn I never had heard about an elephant barn in my hometown. But I came across a little booklet with a lot of hidden gems in Apeldoorn and one of them was this barn. The last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, Willem V, used Palace Het Loo as summer residence and hunting lodge. He became often animals as a gift and...

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  • Castle Cannenburgh - back to the Middle...

    We always like to visit ‘Castle Cannenburgh’ in the village of Vaassen, less than 10 km’s north of Apeldoorn. It is a real old castle, already built in the 15th century by Marshal Marten van Rossem. This classic castle, surrounded by a moat, has still the spirit of a medieval place with its old brick walls.The castle can be vistied and you will be...

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Apeldoorn Sports & Outdoors

  • Volleyball

    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

    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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  • More pictures of 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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Apeldoorn General

  • More information about Apeldoorn

    Of course you can find a lot of information about Apeldoorn on the VT-pages. But perhaps you do want to find out more about the city or its surroundings. Tourist informationThe city does have a (small) tourist information point (VVV), which is located inside the local CODA Museum. Just follow the signs, for the time being to 'CODA'. Online service:...

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  • 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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