Highlights of the Veluwe: Aardhuis and Staverden

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Barneveld
  • 54.43 km (Approximately 03:12 u)
  • Cycling route 630538
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Highlights of the Veluwe: Aardhuis and Staverden

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Barneveld
  • 54.43 km (Approximately 03:12 u)
  • Cycling route 630538

There is so much to see in the Veluwe! Take this route: forest, heath, nice villages, the Aardhuis, Landgoed Staverden ... you will still be short of time.

Aardhuis
From here you will soon cycle along the edge of the Houtdorperveld, one of the largest heathlands in the Netherlands. You have beautiful panoramas. In some places the horizon seems to be tens of kilometers away. A little further you have to get off at the Aardhuis. This former hunting chalet of Willem III is now a museum. Outside you can see wild boars!

Staverden
The Veluwe is more than a forest: on the Elspeetse Heide you have a beautiful view over the plain from the saddle. Further on you will pass Elspeet, with its characteristic old farms. Staverden is also a beautiful place: it received city rights in the thirteenth century and is therefore one of the smallest cities in the world. It should have been a city, but that plan fell through. Fortunately, now it is a wonderfully quiet village.

Sights

Het Aardhuis Bezoekerscentrum

Aardhuis
7346AA Apeldoorn

At Het Aardhuis you can completely immerse yourself in the exciting world of game. Go out at night with a night watchman to spot special wildlife in the area, view exhibits about camouflage and bats, among other things, or admire beautiful nature paintings. There is always something fun to do in this visitor center for young and old. The Aardhuis owes its name to the Aardmansberg on which the house was built. This mountain is one of the highest points in the Veluwe. The Aardhuis was built in 1861 by order of King Willem III. At the time, the house served as a hunting chalet, where people could go after the hunt. Later, the hunting chalet made way for the informative visitor center that is located in the Aardhuis. Part of the hunting chalet is still furnished as it used to be, including the hunting room. The Aardhuis is located in the middle of the Veluwe at about 12 kilometers from the center of Apeldoorn.

De Hoop


8075AS Nunspeet
http://www.allemolens.nl

Molen De Hoop is a flour mill that was built in 1894 as a successor to an old burnt-down post mill. The mill is still running on a voluntary basis.

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