This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Apeldoorn. To help you make friends with Apeldoorn before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, is located in the province of Gelderland in the east of the country. It is most well known for being home to Paleis Het Loo, which was once the home of the Dutch royal family and is now a state museum. This is a beautiful place to visit and experience what it was once like to live on a royal estate, but as of this writing, unfortunately the palace is being renovated for the next few years, so you can only enjoy the grounds and carriage house. The other attraction in Apeldoorn is the CODA, museum which has a range of changing exhibits and a collection of costume and fashion jewelry. Apeldoorn has all the typical features of a Dutch city, including many restaurants and bars within a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly city centre with a small village feel.
If you like primates, then a visit to Apenheul might be the perfect way to spend an afternoon where you can walk through a jungle filled with apes and monkeys. A little bit further afield is Hoge Veluwe National Park, which is the largest national park in The Netherlands. You can catch a bus into the park and then use the free rental bikes to ride to Kroller-Muller Museum, an excellent museum that is home to a large collection of Van Goghs as well as many other well-known artists.
Apeldoorn is also a good base for visiting other cities like Deventer or Zutphen, which are located along the Ijssel River. Renting a bike is the perfect way to see Gelderland and neighbouring Overijssel, as the terrain is relatively flat and very bike friendly.
Your options for a hostel in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, are extremely limited, but if you stay at an Apeldoorn, Netherlands hostel, you will be located outside of the city on the outskirts of the forest. Your Apeldoorn, Netherlands hostel is the perfect choice if you want to escape the city but still be within an easy bus ride of all the city conveniences. Your hostel in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, is also very family friendly, so it's good for all ages.
Written by local enthusiast for Apeldoorn hostelsStraighty