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Gelderland is the largest province in the Netherlands. About two million inhabitants live there. This province is a combination of everything. You have the beautiful nature in the Veluwe, you can enjoy a wonderful day out in the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem and you have special castles in the Achterhoek. In Gelderland you will also find the Apenheul, great for young and old. Or choose to visit one of the museums.
Nijmegen is a fortified city. The atmospheric Nijmegen is definitely worth a visit. Here you will not only see the remains of the period when the Romans established an administrative and economic center, but also many pleasant squares, parks, shopping streets and countless atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Nijmegen is best known for the annual Nijmegen Four Days Marches. This is the largest walking event in the world. Every year in July, 40,000 hikers leave to walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers a day for four days.
Arnhem is the capital of the province of Gelderland. The city has a rich and eventful history. This is reflected in the monumental buildings in the city. Arnhem is also called the green gateway to the Veluwe. Arnhem is also a good location for shopping. In the spijkerkwartier and the 7straatjes you stroll past nice boutiques with unique offerings. In Arnhem it is also worth considering to visit the Eusebius Church. This church has a point where you only stand on glass, so you can see Arnhem under your feet.
Urbanity and nature meet in a unique way in Apeldoorn. Apeldoorn is best known for the Paleis het Loo. Apenheul is also around the corner from Apeldoorn. But don't forget the city center of Apeldoorn, here you will be surprised by the special combination of restaurants, art, culture, well-known retail chains and local experts. The compact shopping area is well equipped with several squares and alleys where most of the restaurants are located. In the center you will also find the large indoor shopping center Oranjerie, the CODA museum and the large market on the market square every Saturday. The city center guarantees that you can shop a lot in one day or spend a pleasant evening.
Activities in Nijmegen
Near Nijmegen you will find castle Wijchen. This beautiful castle with a picturesque tranquil landscape as a backdrop was built and renovated by order of Emilia of Nassau. Today, this educational castle museum is open to the public. Also near Nijmegen you will find the Gardens of Appeltern. The Gardens of Appeltern is the largest park in the Netherlands for garden inspiration. With more than 200 different gardens you can follow the latest trends and developments for gardens here. In Berg en Dal you will find the Africa museum. The Africa museum consists of an inside and outside part. In the outdoor area you can see how some African villages were built.
The Hoge Veluwe National Park
You can enjoy beautiful walks in the Veluwe. The Veluwe is 5,400 hectares of forests, heaths, fens and drifting sands. In this clean nature reserve you also have the opportunity to use one of the 1800 free white bicycles. In the area there are 40 kilometers of cycle paths, which means many meters of stairs. The Kröller-Müller museum is the cultural highlight of De Hoge Veluwe. Here you will find Van Gogh's largest private collection and one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens in Europe. Other places of interest in the Veluwe are the Jachthuis Sint Hubertus and the Museonder.
The Achterhoek is characterized by typical farms and majestic castles in the countryside. There are no big cities, only villages, meadows full of forests and streams. You can walk or cycle beautifully here. There are also special cycling routes that allow you to cycle past the most special country houses, castles and gardens.
Museums in Gelderland
In Arnhem you can visit the open-air museum, here you get an impression of what life was like in the Netherlands a few centuries ago. You can also visit the Dutch Water Museum in Arnhem. Here children can do experiments and interact with water. Another museum in Arnhem is the wine museum. Here you learn everything about wine and that includes wine tasting. You will also find various museums in Gelderland where you can learn more about the Second World War.
Other tips for Gelderland
The province of Gelderland has a lot more to offer. Also take a look at the cities of Doetinchem, Deventer or Winterswijk. Zutphen is also a beautiful city with historical highlights. And don't forget Burgers Zoo, near Arnhem. If you want to visit Gelderland in August, don't miss the ultimate balloon party in Barneveld. This is a hot air balloon event with laser shows and a night glow.
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