Tips for a day out

Besides the rich history, there is much more to see and experience in Gelderland. The province has the largest density of attractions in the Netherlands: it is full of adventures! Visit one of the zoos, go to a climbing forest, stop off at a castle or spend the day at an amusement park, we have it all!

23 Tips

Sanadome Hotel & Spa Nijmegen

The Spa & Wellness Hotel Sanadome Nijmegen has fantastic thermal bath facilities where you can relax and unwind. g.


Woods full of monkeys roaming freely: that sums up Apenheul! Over half of the primates roam around between the trees, mingling with the visitors.

CODA Museum

CODA Museum is in the centre of Apeldoorn, within walking distance of the station.

Netherlands Open Air Museum

Experience history in the Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openlucht Museum). Special encounters, smells, images and stories evoke unforgettable memories of everyday life as it used to be.

Paleis Het Loo

Members of the Dutch Royal Family lived and worked at Paleis Het Loo for over 300 years. It was their outdoor retreat, and they used the palace as a hunting lodge and holiday home.

Afrika Museum

You needn’t buy a plane ticket to go on a trip to Africa! The beautifully designed exhibitions at the Afrika Museum introduce you to African art and cultures. The magnificently situated Outdoor Museum focuses on architecture.

Royal Burgers’ Zoo

Be bold and venture a world tour in Burgers’ Zoo! The zoo where you are one with nature. Are you ready for an adventurous expedition? After all, you will travel through the most diverse natural habitats in the world!

De Bastei

De Bastei tells the story of the river. Dive into the museum and take a trip through the past, the present and the future.

De Spelerij Uitvinderij

De Spelerij – Uitvinderij is the most unique and wonderful play and discover area in the Netherlands!

De Tuinen van Appeltern

De Tuinen van Appeltern (The Gardens of Appeltern) are home to well over 200 show gardens containing the latest materials and plants, all with an individual style and feel.


All aboard a nostalgic steam train! Travel back down memory lane and experience the olden days to the sight of white plumes of smoke and the sound of the steam whistle.


Europe’s biggest marine mammal park: Dolfinarium!

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