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De Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Netherlands
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Museums
Activities: Biking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The major attractions located in this pretty area of heath and woodlands include the Jachtslot St. Hubertus, an impressive Art Deco hunting lodge, and... more » Owner description: The major attractions located in this pretty area of heath and woodlands include the Jachtslot St. Hubertus, an impressive Art Deco hunting lodge, and the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, which features a rich cross-section of modern European art. « less
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Waterloo, Ontario
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited on a cool and showery Saturday, which had the advantage of keeping the crowds down. We had no problem getting white bikes in good repair, and were pleased to see that my vertically challenged wife (5 feet even) was able to adjust hers to suit her height. There are enough paths to keep you riding all day if... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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237 reviews 237 reviews
69 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The park was started by wealthy Anton en Helene Kröller-Müller some hundred years ago as private hunting grounds. It has an open structure with many parts closed as protection for animals in the area. There are three main entrances where you can pick up a free white bicycle to get around. The park has a limited number of paths for... More

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While many of the other locations we visited in the Netherlands in summer were loaded with tourists, this attraction was truly a hidden gem mostly enjoyed by the locals. Only an hour ride from Amsterdam this beautiful park offered a variety of attractions. The free bikes allow you the opportunity to ride and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the park.... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I cycled around holland for 5 days and this was my favourite place The views are remarkably Van Gogh like at times, and when the sun is out it is magic You feel as you are getting lost but you cannot as you are in one route the whole time really! There as no amenities at all until you get... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Camping here is expensive (over E50 per night in 2014). For this they do not include toilet paper or soap in the bathrooms. Nor are the museums in the park included (like the excellent Kroller Muller). But the bikes are completely free. So it's a bit schizophrenic. Smart architecture designed ablutions, but you have find 50c for the shower, free... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the National Parks in the Netherlands. It costs to enter and park, you need to pick up a ticket to leave the car park but if you forget don't worry there is someone in the ticket office. Once in there is a bike park. We entered from the village of Otterlo, there are another two entrances. You take... More

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Paris, France
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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was recommended to take our three teenage boys here 12-17yrs, at 7pm(19:00) they didn't want to leave!! Initially they balked at the 'ordinary' bikes ( at home they have speed / cross bikes) ,but as soon as they were set free, they disappeared and just enjoyed it, they "converted" the bikes to Harley like bikes(!!!!....) Riding around the vast... More

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Ramla, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were a couple with two girls. We took three pairs of bicycle. The youngest was put on my bike. We ride 12 kilometers in a marvelous view. Don't miss it if you're at natherland. During the way in the forest you can find nice places to stop for a picnic. Good luck

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Marble, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I just want to comment on the "bike" culture of the park. The idea is novel -- park your car, hop on a bike and tour the park. The park is beautiful and the bikes are fun, but you need to be forewarned about Dutch bike culture. We encountered many school groups during our visit, and they will run you... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a lovely day here. Picked up bikes at the Otterlo entrance and rode around. (There is an entrance fee to the park but no additional cost to use the white bikes). Visited the tourist centre then walked through the sculpture forest & garden to the Kroller Muller Museum where we spent a couple of hours, then rode back... More

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