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“Brilliant family cycling day out”

Nationaal Park Veluwezoom
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Rheden
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went twice to this park during our week's stay at Landal Coldenhove. We used 1 free white bike and hired a tandem (10 Euros) so our 5year old son could cycle too.

We took a picnic and cycled for miles and miles through the quite amazing forest scenery one minute and African plane style scenery with natural sand the next.

The underground museum is fascinating and worth a visit too and there was a farmers market there during our weekend visit.

Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stunning views in this park: in some places it was like an African Savanna! The museum is worth the effort and has a surprisingly good cafeteria. Just beware, if you aren't in shape the free bikes from the gate takes longer than the 45 minutes they said at the gate.

1  Thank Xeni25
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This part of The Netherlands has the largest continous forrests in the country which allows you to walk for hours in a quiet area.

When you are outside season and be quiet you can spot plenty of deer, wild boar, etc

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Last year we visited Arnhem, Netherlands as part of a drive through Germany and the Netherlands. Arnhem itself is an interesting stop due to its WWII role during the Allied invasion. Canadians in particular are treated as honoured guests due to their role in liberating Arnhem.

However, our trip had a different focus. We arrived and found that it was a Monday, and as in many places, most tourist spots were closed. We were staying outside of the city in Rheden a lovely forested area. Our hotel was Sandton Hotel de Roskam. It is a spa destination and conference center, so we had a four star stay for a three star price. I highly recommend it both for it's luxurious rooms, elegant restaurant and friendly staff.

Not knowing what to do with most places closed, we were told by the helpful desk personnel that we were right next to the National Park Veluwezoom. Most of our travelling in Europe is urban- cities, towns, villages. So, we decided to see what a national park would be like in the Netherlands.

What an unexpected treat. We spent most of the day walking through the heather over gentle hills of great beauty. The park was crisscrossed by bike, walking and riding trails of different lengths. There were clear signposts and maps along the trails and occasionally benches, especially at high overlooks. The trails were extensive, but not overwhelming and ordinary shoes were fine. There is a great coffee house at a high point where we enjoyed coffee, a delicious bakery treat and an outdoor patio with a beautiful view. The cafe itself has an architectural motif that blends in with its surroundings with the use of stone, wood and glass. There is also a small horticultural garden near the parking area. If you're in the area, spend anywhere from an hour to a day to try something different.

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