What to do on the Veluwe?

Discover the hoge veluwe! This huge protected natural area keeps suprising you, every season has its charms. From the most beautiful colors in the autumn to a purple heather in full bloom in August. Walking on the sand drifts, through thick forest and along beautiful lakes. The nature has free rein on the Veluwe. The famous Big Five like the red deer, wild boar and fox are given plenty of space here.

De Waldhoorn organizes its own wildlife toures guided by our Veluwe guide. She plots bicycle and hiking routes and knows the most beautiful spots in the Veluwe. Below are several tips from the Veluwe Guide from The Waldhoorn about the Otterlo area in combination with bicycle routes and hiking trails. From well-known sights like the Hoge Veluwe National Park to the best wildlife spot.

Tip 1: Kreelse Plas

Kreel Lake is a wonderful place to sit on a bench and watch and listen for many species of butterflies, songbirds and waterfowl. Spanish cattle also often graze there, beautifully…read more

Tip 2: Celtic Fields

The Wekeromse Zand near Ede was inhabited as early as the Iron Age. In this area lies the largest Celtic fields complex in our country. From The Waldhoorn, 7 Hap & Trap routes start, 3 of which run along Celtic Fields. It is a beautiful place with lots of history, perfect….Read more

Tip 3: Kröller-Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum houses the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world: nearly 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. About 40 works by Vincent van Gogh are on display in the Van Gogh Gallery in changing arrangements. In addition, you will see masterpieces by…Read more

Tip 4: Jachthuis Sint Hubertus

The Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, the former country residence of the Kröller-Müller couple, is one of the most important buildings in the Netherlands. We are sitting here on the lawn in front of the pond of Hunting Lodge St. Louis. Hubertus, in my eyes one… Read more

Tip 5: Mosselseveld

The Mosselseveld is part of a more than 2,100-hectare nature reserve and is owned by the Natuurmonumenten association. Planken Wambuis is a drift sand area that is largely….Read more

Tip 6: De Koepel

The Koepel in Lunteren is an observation tower with a beautiful view of the Luntersche Buurtbosch. This National Monument is 25 meters high and can be viewed from April through October. Read more

Tip 7: Mosselsezand

Located south of Otterlo, the Mosselsezand is a large drift sand area. A beautiful area for hiking and playing with children. The Mosselsezand is part of the Planken Wambuis nature reserve…. Read more

Tip 8: De Houtkamp

Next to the entrance of National Park De Hoge Veluwe and the Kroller Muller Museum, lies this 19th century characteristic and stylish hallway farmhouse, a so-called T-farm. The present property consists of an asymmetrical front house and… Read more

Tip 9: De Zandberg

Just outside Otterlo is “de Zandberg. On the border between the Otterlo forest and the drifting sand area De Zanding is an impressive drifting wall. This rampart was largely planted with Scots pines around 1900 to… Read more

Tip 10: De Valenberg

The Valenberg is a viewpoint in the Planken Wambuis nature reserve. This spot gives a wide view of the Mossel Field, among others. Also, from this spot you can see Radio Kootwijk, Otterlo and Read more

Tip 11: Oud Reemst

From this wildlife observation post near the hamlet of Oud Reemst, you overlook a grazing meadow. Wild boar, deer, semi-wild ponies and Spanish Sayaguesa cattle roam here. This place… Read more

Tip 12: Radio Kootwijk

Radio Kootwijk is a village in the midst of a sand drift. At the beginning of the 20th century, radio communication was established from here to all parts of the world. These days, it’s the perfect place to stop… Read more

Tip 13: Het Kootwijkerzand

The Kootwijkerzand is the largest sand drift in Europe. From the observation tower The Hourglass, you have a beautiful view of the sandy plain. You can even see the city of Apeldoorn and Radio… Read more