In the heart of the Netherlands, on the outskirts of Apeldoorn, situated Palace Het Loo. Since 1984, this former Royal Palace is after a thorough restoration open to the public. The furnished rooms and halls show how the royal family 300 years long lived and worked. The baroque gardens are laid out symmetrically to 17th century and unique example in the Netherlands. In the course of the 300-year there were many different locals and underwent the palace many changes.
For a unique day you come to Apenheul. In the green zoo you’ll find nearly 300 monkeys. More than half of those have just loose among the visitors! Do you spot them all? For children there is the free stray monkeys card spot with convenient search tips. Also meets the smart orangutans, playful bonobos and don’t miss the gorilla presentation.
Adjacent to the Crown Estates of Palace Het Loo is scenic City Park Berg & Bos. In the park of over 250 hectares will find authentic plants, trees and animals of the Veluwe. In addition, children can enjoy themselves in City Park Berg & Bos. The park has a long history. For example, at the forest pond, there is the ‘Stone Bank’ where Queen Wilhelmina has once painted. The whole park is a unique combination of beautiful nature and culture.
The nature of the National Park De Hoge Veluwe is overwhelming. Different old Veluwe landscapes alternate continuously off; During your tour through the park you will come through deciduous coniferous and mixed forests, but also on heaths (wet and dry), grass plains and shifting landscapes.
At the Kröller-Müller Museum you will find the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world: nearly 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. Additionally, you look masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, and the museum organizes special temporary exhibitions.
In the heart of the Veluwe the trees of Dutch largest forest suddenly replaced by a large open area of marshes and dunes: it is Kootwijkerzand. With an area of 700 hectares the Kootwijkerzand is the largest active sand drift of Western Europe. In the middle is the monumental broadcasting station Radio Kootwijk.