National Park the Hoge Veluwe

Space, tranquility and beauty …

Hotel de Sterrenberg is located next to the National Park De Hoge Veluwe. This park is one of the largest and oldest national parks in the Netherlands. You’ll find 5500 ha of forests, moors, sand dunes and marshes. Furthermore, it is home to red deer, roe deer, mouflon and wild boar. The park is also home to the famous yacht St. Hubert and the Kröller Müller museum. Furthermore, the park has a nice visitor center and a museum below ground (Het Museonder) ..

Kröller-Müller Museum

Art, architecture and nature …

The Kröller-Müller Museum houses a world famous collection of mainly 19th and 20th century art. This collection is largely collected by the Kröller-Müller couple in the first half of the 20th century.

It focuses on the extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh and the sculpture garden.


Largest museum underground…

Ever literally taken a look under the ground? You can do that in the Museonder. The Museonder is the first underground museum in the world and is located in the Visitor Centre.

The museum gives a surprising view of what is going on beneath the surface and lived. The exhibition takes you deeper and deeper into the soil. Eventually, you even end up in the center of the earth.

Jachthuis Sint Hubertus

The lodge plan is made in the form of antlers. The tower, with a cross embedded in the masonry symbolizes the radiant cross in the antlers. Berlage was an architect who also designed in the style of the “New Objectivity”. It could thereby show the constructive elements in their own beauty. Because Berlage designed virtually the entire interior and many utensils created a fully aligned completely with each other. This is reinforced by the repeated use of materials and repetition of shapes.


Europe’s largest expanse of sand …

“Who these sands don’t know well, will not do good to venture into”, warned earlier a sign from 1878. This area was a century ago, fierce and dangerous. There are as many pine trees placed, but fortunately not everywhere. But take a walk and enjoy the silence and nature in Europe’s largest drifting dunes.

Loenense watervallen

Holland’s largest waterfall …

Loenen and Beekbergen, in the romantic forest “Little Switzerland” house small and big waterfalls. The clear water there is 15 meters long. The springs and waterfalls are true dug in 1869, it is still a popular attraction and the sparkling crystal waters are really something beautiful to look at.

National Park Veluwezoom

Small alpine landscape..

The most famous point of the National Park Veluwezoom is the “Posbank” where you can look up to Germany with clear weather. Leave your bike back in one of the car parks on the edge of the park and discover the unique hiking spots. Afterwards, it’s time to relax.  Drink and enjoy the view from the Cape Dome and Pavilion Posbank.

Castle Rosendael

Deceptively beautiful …

Near the highest point of the Veluwe, when you drive down the mountain to the south you can take a look at castle Rosendael to the famous imposter voice. This castle is beautifully situated in a hilly extensive landscaped park with ponds, waterfalls, with special species of trees, shrubs and potted plants. All well worth a look!

Castle Middachten

Ode to the Grafin…

Middachten beautiful castle with beautiful gardens. First known about in 1190 allready. Between 1695 and 1697 the simple country house was transformed into an imposing building in baroque style. It is a massive and high, rectangular building with a protruding central section in each side. In the central section at the front of building you can find the beautifully decorated entrance. Beautiful antique interior and a splendid oval staircase that unfolds in an almost theatrical way with beautiful decorations. The current owner is Countess Ortenburg. She has spent much time on the restoration of the house and surrounding gardens.

De Spelerij

Inventors and adventurers…

“De Spelerij and Uitvinderij” is a totally unique place to play and explore. Also, the important safety percussions that this special place given all the attention, all will have to be approached differently some aspects by the special design. Each visitor can enjoy themselves safely. Besides playing in the Spelerij you can be an inventor at the Uitvinderij.

Castle Doorwerth

Discover the Middle Ages …

Castle  Doorwerth is a castle decorated in the old style, dating from the 13th century. Picturesquely situated on the Rhine, at the foot of the wooded hills of the Veluwe, where we love to hike. Several museums and a cozy tearoom are found in this castle. Highly recommended!

Doesburger Mill

One of the oldest mills …

The Doesburger Mill is named after the neighborhood in which it stands and is considered one of the oldest mills in the Netherlands. It was probably built between 1614 and 1628. This mill has a wooden tail structure and has been restored for the last time in 1983.

Blue room

At the foot of the Grebbeberg …

The Blue Room is a riverside reserve along the Lower Rhine and is part of project Noordoever Lower Rhine. In 1992, a part of the summer dike excavated with the result that the Blue Room periodically flooded. This increased river dynamics “gives the landscape shape and has great influence on the vegetation. Arise flowery grassland species such as cross thistle and thorn cat, meanwhile develop swamps and in several places growing willow (alluvial forest). The riverside reserve is an excellent habitat for birds such as osprey, kingfisher, corncrake, cormorant and many species of waders and geese. The risers and gullies teeming with fish. Also, cattle (galloways) and horses (koniks) used that shape the landscape with their grazing. Beautiful to discover.

Het Aardhuis

Hunting lodge of William III …

At Hotel Restaurant De Echoput you will find a small white house which is 60 meters deep echo chamber. This pit was dug early 19th century by order of King Louis Napoleon so that the horses could be fitted with the passing convoys and stagecoaches water. The house belonged to one of the twelve toll booths along the way. This hunting lodge is on display.


Old-fashioned fun …

In 1910 the construction of the tower was completed. After 40 years, the amount of visiters was already increasing and the park constructed more and more attractions, such as large and small cars, real motor boats, haunted house and much later, the Old-Timers.
In 1978 followed the Bonanza-job, in 1979, the 8-track and the elephants mill in 1980. In 1963 princess Juliana became queen and the name changed from “Princes” to “Koningin Juliana Toren”

So the park grew into what it is today, an exciting place for families.


Stray monkeys…

Nature park Berg & Bos is a butterfly garden, a watchtower of the Veluwe and the Apenheul. At this place 400 monkeys walk happy and free among the visitors. (Hide your treats, they will find them!)

Paleis het Loo

The residence of the Dutch royal family …

Paleis het Loo is a must see for anyone who has not been there yet. From 1686 to 1975, this was the favorite summer residence of the Dutch vice-regal and royal family. The gardens (small Versailles) are well worth a look.


The largest forest of our country …

De Kroondomeinen is the largest contiguous forest in the Netherlands. It is located between Apeldoorn, the A1, Uddel, Elspeet, Vierhouten, Ernst and Vaassen. The total area is approximately 9700 hectares, which is fully fenced and only intersected by the N344 and the railway Amersfoort-Apeldoorn. The village of Hoog Soeren entirely surrounded by the Royal Forestry. The area consists mainly out of forest, with a few large and smaller heaths.  The most of Forestry is owned by the Crown Bearer, Queen Beatrix. This part was bought in the early twentieth century by the then Queen Wilhelmina, who inhabited Palace Loo Palace and spent lots of time in the nature.

Castle Cannenburgh

Culture from the Renaissance …

The famous general Maarten van Rossum in Vaassen had built on the foundations of a medieval castle the ruins of Cannenburch. This 16th-century Renaissance palace, one of the oldest castles in our country, is open to the public. The house accommodates a restaurant-tea house. Ponds and lawns surround the high castle walls, large imposing hedges decorate the driveway.

Castle Staverden

19th century Romance…

From 1290 there have been 4 castles. The present castle was built in Jugend style. Staverden castle was one of the many castles of the Dukes of Gelderland. The estate and gardens are open to the public, the house is not accessible. Very nice area with streams, a water mill and romantic garden with maze.