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Sightseeing in Apeldoorn - what to see. Complete travel guide

A wonderful city, decorated by fantastic parks, magnificent old buildings and sights, Apeldoorn will be interesting to tourists as a historical place. Most often the visitors try to see all notable sights of this city. The leading position here occupies Paleis Het Loo. Many years ago this castle was a hunting residence of the royal family. The castle was changed a lot during the times of William III, who expanded its territory. Today the building stores the collection of the National Museum and a library. Here you can also attend the Museum of Chancellery that has in its collection many important documents and agreements.
One of the main landmarks of Apeldoorn is located on the outskirts of the city. This is the internationally famous Het Loo Palace. The magnificent palace was built in 1685 on the site of the … Open
The Apenheul Zoo was opened in 1971 and quickly became popular among visitors. This zoo is particularly famous for having over 30 breeds of monkeys. Moreover, all monkeys can move freely on whole territory of the zoo. The animals are absolutely not afraid of people and are very friendly.
If you like religious buildings, you should visit Protestant Church that suffered greatly from the fire in the end of the 19th century, but was renovated. National Park De Hoge Veluwe is one of the most beautiful places with rich historical heritage. During the times of the WWII the Canadian Royal regiment fought here. The city is full of wonderful parks, which are loved not only by tourists, but by the locals as well. Such parks as Julianatoren, Oranjepark, Prinsenpark, Wilhelminapar, and Verzetstrijderspark are known as the most beautiful ones. Agree, this city has many places to see and to entertain. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are many ways of exploring places of interest in Apeldoorn. Tourists can do that on foot or they can rent a bike and discover the city and its outskirts in a fast and convenient way. … Open
The perfect place for family walks is the Berg en Bos park, in the warmer months it is literally immersed in an abundance of greenery. On the territory of the park there is a beautiful pond, which was chosen by water-familiar birds, and in some areas of the park freely strolling elk and other wildlife. The park has many benches and paths for exploring, here you can rest with comfort at any time of the year. 
Crocuses, snowdrops & bandstand- Oranjepark, Apeldoorn Travellers who plan to visit Apeldoorn with young children, should definitely spend a day at a Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten theme park. It is very beautiful and exciting, equipped with numerous playgrounds and attractions for children of different ages. On the territory of the park is a small nature reserve, which is home to various species of animals and birds. Here the children can feed cute sheep, watch the ostriches, and even learn how to take care of the calfs. It is advised to visit the park during the warmer months. 
1. A large part of government entities work from 9.00 to 18.00. Saturday and Sunday are days off. Some shops can work on Saturdays, but on Monday they can open only in the afternoon. 2. … Open
Among contemporary museums the CODA Museum deserves special attention, it will satisfy those fond of modern art. Permanent exhibition of the museum includes paintings of famous modern artists, the museum regularly hosting exciting cultural events. There are photography exhibitions, artists presenting avant-garde artworks, and sometimes children's art exhibitions are held in the museum. This place will appeal to those who like to take part in unusual cultural events. 
Apeldoorn, Oranjepark For those fond of aqua treatments that are planning to visit the city during the warmer months, it is worth to spend a day at a Openluchtbad Boschbad water park. It is located in a beautiful park surrounded by the spreading trees; the park is equipped with several swimming pools and recreational areas available for visitors. There are a colourful fountains and slides, which are very popular among children, but also a spacious terrace for sunbathing. The water park features great cafe, so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday all day. 
Apeldoorn has unique design hotels attracting attention of those fond of casual setting. Bastion Deluxe Hotel Apeldoorn features gorgeous design and aristocratic interior. The rooms are … Open
A modern “Museum in De Zevende Hemel” is curious and exciting for anyone’s visit, even for those who have never been keen on art. In this museum there are very interesting and unusual exhibitions involving contemporary artists and designers. The basis of the exhibitions are provided via private collection of artworks.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Apeldoorn
♥   Castle 'Biljoen Castle' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Doorwerth Castle' , 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Doornenburg Castle' , 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huis te Ruurlo' , 36.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slangenburg Castle' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Apeldoorn
♥   National Park 'De Hoge Veluwe' , 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Veluwezoom' , 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sallandse Heuvelrug' , 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Weerribben-Wieden' , 52.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Apeldoorn and around
♥   Art museum 'Kröller-Müller Museum' Otterlo, 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Apeldoorn from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Castle Muiderslot

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Already a century later, there was no trace of the fine, exquisite atmosphere prevailing in the castle. The gardens were destroyed and the castle was converted into prison. In the 20th century the historical building was restored. Today the castle is a branch of the Amsterdam State Museum. Recently, the unusual medieval-style attractions were arranged in the palaces. All visitors can try on the ancient armor or costume of the court jester, learn to deal with the old weapons. In the small courtyard you can enjoy the aristocratic entertainment - participate in the falcon hunting. … Read further

Roombeek Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
For locals, the Memory Stream is a reminder about the tragic events of 2000, when 23 people died. The monument was created in memory of the tragic event. A beautiful park, where the locals love to relax, serves as a commemoration place too. Not only popular shops, but also some modern cultural centers, where amazing activities are held every week, can be found on one of the most original Dutch streets today. … Read further
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