Apeldoorn is located in the beautiful and peaceful nature reserve of the Veluwe. Ideal for cyclists and walkers.
Kroondomein Het Loo
Palace Het Loo was bought in 1684 by Stadholder William III, great-grandson of William of Orange. The palace was known for its beautiful gardens and the hunting lodge of the Oranges. In 1959 Queen Wilhelmina gave the crown domain Het Loo to the State. Kroondomein Het Loo is located a short distance from Apeldoorn and is the largest estate in the Netherlands with 10,400 hectares. After 1984, Het Loo Palace was opened to the public after a thorough restoration.
National Field of Honor Loenen
In 1949 Princess Wilhelmina opened the field of honor where now almost 4,000 Dutch War victims lie. What makes it so special is the fact that the war victims are not buried in neat straight lines but in the forest, winding along paths. On the 17-hectare field of honor are several monuments, including the 'Monument for the unknown resistance fighter'. In the middle of the field of honor there is an open chapel with a shrine for the memorial books, a wallplate with names of Engelandvaarders and some urns with ashes from concentration camps.
For anyone who admires art, the Kröller-Müller Museum is highly recommended, with 90 paintings and 180 drawings by Vincent van Gogh, the museum is the second largest collection of the world-famous artist. There is also art to be admired by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. The Kröller-Müller Museum can be found in the Hoge Veluwe National Park.