De Hoge Veluwe

De Hoge Veluwe is Holland's largest national park with a wonderful art museum and a large Van Gogh collection (Kröller-Müller Museum), a sculpture garden, forest, and hunting lodge. Visitors to the park can use one of the 1,000 'white bikes' free of charge and cycle through 26 miles of paved paths, including the outdoor sculpture garden. You can also walk along the heath fields of the Veluwe with a shepherd.

Villages around De Veluwe

To get an impression of the history and culture of this area you should visit the ancient cities, castles and estates or one of the many museums. Wonderful places that you can put on your list are:

  • Hattem has a grand market square and is known for the designer Anton Pieck, who was one of the creative minds behind the amusement park Efteling.
  • Harderwijk used to be a Hanseatic city. Nowadays most people travel to Harderwijk to visit the marine mammals at Dolfinarium.  
  • Elburg is one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands and boasts at least 250 monuments. There are walking tours that lead you along the most interesting highlights.
  • Surrounded by the nature you can find peace and quiet in Nijkerk.
  • The old university town Wageningen has, besides students, many historic buildings.

Visit Arnhem

The biggest city in the area of National Park De Hoge Veluwe is Arnhem. The quarter Klarendel and the Artez Fashion Academy Arnhem gave this city the label of fashion city. Besides shopping there are numerous museums and zoos in this area, such as the Netherlands Open Air Museum, Netherlands Water Museum, Apenheul and Burgers’ Zoo.

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Roodborstje (three out of five stars)

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Description: Roodborstje

This comfortable Finnish holiday home is located in a forested area on the Valkenburg estate near Bennekom. The house is situated on its own property of 1135 m2, with a spacious garden, 2 parking spaces and a large covered veranda. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful forested surroundings. The property has been developed in the Horabos in Ede, and is surrounded by the park around Castle Hoekelum and the De Sysselt nature area. Both areas have a rich history and have plenty of space for cyclists and walkers. The Horabos is located between Ede and Bennekom. Naturally you cannot miss a visit to the Hoge Veluwe national park. The park is located between Arnhem, Ede and Apeldoorn, and offers something for everyone, such as the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Golf lovers will love the golf course in Ede, and for the shoppers, there is Veenendaal or Wageningen.

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Facilities & policy: Roodborstje

Deposit: € 200 (On arrival, you must pay the security deposit in cash)
Cleaning: Mandatory: € 65
Pets: Pets not allowed.
Bed linen: Required to rent, € 10 p.p./Stay
Bath towels: For rent, € 5 p.p./Stay
Kitchen linen: For rent, € 5 per Stay
Electricity: Included
Gas/Oil: Included
Wifi: Free
Tourist tax: No

Reviews: Roodborstje

  • Ms Salome

    "We hebben heerlijk genoten van het huis met houtkachel die iedere avond aanging. De inrichting is leuk aangekleed in kerstsfeer. Vaak vonden we het eekhoorntje in de ochtend in de boom klimmen , prachtig om te ontdekken hoe stil het er is. Van alle gemakken was voorzien van oven tot wasmachine. Heel geschikt voor meerdere weken te kunnen verblijven. Vanuit het huis kun je direct het bos in. Ook wanneer je even met fiets of auto kom je in prachtige bos en heidevelden van de Hoge Veluwe. Ook de huurders zijn erg vriendelijk en gastvrij. We houden dit verblijf zeker in onze gedachten."

  • Mr Plas

    "We hebben een uitstekende week gehad in 'Het Roodborstje'. De inrichting was smaakvol, de keuken was prima, alsmede de badkamer en de bedden. Enige minpuntje was de tv een ouderwets beeldbuisje dat via een niet goed werkende satellietinstallatie verliep. Storend was ook wel dat je naast het gepeperde huurbedrag (975) ook nog voor van alles moest betalen, zoals beddengoed, keukenlinnen, wifi en schoonmaak. Dat laat onverlet dat we een prima tijd hebben gehad en dat dit huisje een prima uitvalsbasis is om allerlei activiteiten te ondernemen."

  • Mr Barnwell

    "Very comfortable, quiet place to stay. Lots of space for a family or larger group - the photos really don't do justice to the space and the high standard of this property. Well equipped. Lovely deck and outside space - full of birds and butterflies. Our children enjoyed the toys thoughtfully provided. Well situated for exploring WWII sites and beautiful Utrecht, and with fast rail service to Amsterdam. The site is quite remote (not necessarily a bad thing) so you need a car or a bike to get to shops or main public transport links. Ede itself is a fairly unremarkable town, but handy for the necessities of life."

  • Mr Terpstra

    "Met ons gezin met 2 kinderen (9 en 11) een weekje in de meivakantie doorgebracht. We zochten een mooi, luxer huisje en hadden geen zin in een vakantiepark met kans op lawaaierige buren. Het Scandinavische karakter trok ons erg aan. De locatie is ruim opgezet en inderdaad geen enkele vorm van overlast gehad. Van binnen stijlvol en van alle gemakken voorzien. In de omgeving is genoeg te doen voor jong en oud. We hebben zoveel mogelijk met de fiets proberen te doen. De eerste keer terug was het een lange klim weer terug, maar de volgende dag begon het al te wennen.Kortom zeker een aanrader."

  • Mr Ogdon

    "House combines rural woodland setting with closeness to Ede (not a beautiful town, but packed with facilities) and its InterCity station at Ede-Wageningen (within walking distance for reasonably fit; easy cycling), giving quick, reliable access to just about everywhere in the Netherlands. Gertjan and Teatske are the delightful owners, who leave you alone to get on with your holiday, but are there if you need them. Facilities excellent. Spotlessly clean, beautifully designed property with double height living room and mezzanine. Lovely smell of new wood. The whole experience terrific value for money. Great setting, as I said, but not quite as secluded from other properties as photos suggest. We had some quite noisy neighbours when we were there - luck of the draw, of course. Difficult to think of other disabvantages. You'll need a car to get around to the extent we did, but do try to cycle. It's the best way to see Holland. Cyclists get right of way and access to places barred to cars. Watch carefully when driving and walking - bikes come firing out of nowhere. Get the Michelin Green Guide - unusually, it's more comprehensive than the Rough Guide."

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