Natural beauty and numerous attractions. If you are looking for a different holiday full of surprises, Gelderland is the ideal destination for your holiday in the Netherlands.
The province includes several regions, the Veluwe is perhaps the best known. Here you can go hiking and mountain biking through the vast lands and woodland, along the waters and sand drifts. To the south of the Veluwe, beyond the river lies the region of Batavia. Here in springtime you can admire the colours of the flowers of its beautiful orchards. Along the floodplains are the beautiful cities of Culemborg and Geldermalsen.
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands and is well worth a visit. We also recommend that the city of Arnhem with its variety of bars and restaurants. Here you can take your kids to Burger's Zoo with lions, giraffes, sharks to name a few! Also worth visiting is the Achterhoek region, famous for its forests, castles and farms.
Average summer temperature: 22 degrees
The Kröller-Müller Museum with its paintings and sculptures.
The Veluwe, the largest forest in the Netherlands
Excellent red and white wines to choose from.
Apple pie and jam from Batavia.
A must see especially with children is the Open Air Museum in Arnhem.
This museum focuses on Dutch culture and depicts the everyday life of ordinary people in the last century . Traditional houses, farms, mills, colours and flavours will make you feel you have travelled back in time.
In Arnhem and Nijmegen you will find a wide range of shops, department stores, as well as many boutiques. After all this shopping there are numerous bars and pubs to choose from.
The Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn is a former royal residence and one of the leading examples of Dutch baroque imitation of the Palace of Versailles. Much of the palace and park "Great Garden" is open to the public.
A typical dish of the province of Gelderland is the balkenbrij, a type of pie.
This old dish is cooked in broth with pork and offal of the buckwheat flour, and flavored with raisins and spices. The mixture is then cooled and served in slices.