Cottages in Veluwe

The wooded Veluwe region is located in the province of Gelderland. It is by far the most famous nature reserve in the whole country and therefore a must-see for all nature lovers. Young and old can go in any direction from a holiday home in the Veluwe. Culture, nature and history come together here and ensure that you can enjoy yourself in the Veluwe for weeks without getting bored. There is much to see and do. You will find animals, peace, space and numerous outdoor activities. The Veluwe is one of the jewels of Dutch nature. In addition to beautiful flora, the area also has a varied wildlife population. For example, you will find wild boar, but also red deer, tree martens and foxes. Come and experience it for yourself!

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Cottages in Veluwe

The wooded Veluwe region is located in the province of Gelderland. It is by far the most famous nature reserve in the whole country and therefore a must-see for all nature lovers. Young and old can go in any direction from a holiday home in the Veluwe. Culture, nature, and history come together here and ensure that you can enjoy yourself in the Veluwe for weeks without getting bored. There is much to see and do. You will find animals, peace, space, and numerous outdoor activities. The Veluwe is one of the jewels of Dutch nature. In addition to beautiful flora, the area also has a varied wildlife population. For example, you will find wild boar, but also red deer, tree martens, and foxes. Come and experience it for yourself!

The Veluwe consists of around 1000 km² of varied natural beauty centrally in the Netherlands, making it ideal for a night, weekend, or week away in The Netherlands. The nature reserve consists for the most part of vast forests, but in addition, you will also find numerous heaths, sand drifts, fens, estates, and winding streams. The Kootwijkerzand is the largest drifting sand area in the Veluwe and measures around 350 hectares. There are various options for spending the night in the Veluwe nature. Are you looking for a holiday home in or near the Veluwe and do you want to see with your own eyes how nature has free rein here? Then quickly view the wide range of more than 200 nature houses on the website of Nature.house.

Exploring the National Parks

There are two different national parks within the unofficial limits of the Veluwe. The Veluwezoom National Park is one of these. This park covers 5000 hectares and is managed by Natuurmonumenten. The Veluwezoom is the first National Park in the Netherlands. The rolling landscape of dams, created during the penultimate ice age, characterizes the area. You get a good idea of ​​this from the Posbank, a beautiful viewpoint in the park. One of the dam walls is Signaal Imbosch, with almost 110 meters the highest point in the Veluwe and in Gelderland. Large and small game are found in the National Park, but you will also encounter many species of birds and reptiles. To keep the park livable and open, large grazers are used, such as Scottish highlanders and Icelandic ponies. Do you not know where to start your discovery tour through the Veluwezoom? Then visit the visitor center in Rheden. Various hiking, cycling, riding, and mountain biking trails also start from here.

The second National Park on the Veluwe is the Hoge Veluwe, a real highlight of Dutch nature for outdoor enthusiasts. The park is hardly accessible for cars and other motorized faults, but you can walk for miles, ride a horse or ride a segway through constantly different landscapes, with or without guidance. Cycling is also fully possible, for example on the "white bicycles" that you can use for free within the park boundaries. Want to catch your breath in between? Then visit the famous Kröller-Müller Museum, Nature Museum Museonder, or Jachthuis Sint-Hubertus. A visit to one of the wildlife observation points is also possible. Maybe you spot a deer, red deer, or wild boar!

Not located in one of the two national parks, but definitely worth mentioning is Kroondomein Het Loo. With over 10,000 hectares, this domain is the largest estate in the Netherlands. The estate extends northwest of the city of Apeldoorn. The majority of the landscape, around 80%, consists of forests. In addition, you will also find some moors and farmland. 50 hectares of the estate in the Veluwe concern buildings and the associated gardens. An example is Paleis Het Loo. This former royal palace and its palace gardens are open to the public.

All year round

The Veluwe is a holiday destination that will appeal to young and old. Children can explore nature by, for example, building tree houses and adults can take beautiful walks or bike rides while enjoying the peace and space. In our offer of more than 200-holiday homes in the Veluwe, there is always accommodation where your company will feel completely at home. Do you want a house with a sauna, fireplace, or an oven? The choice is yours. All nature houses have in common that they are in the most beautiful places of the Veluwe nature. Away from the crowd and not on a large-scale holiday park. The Veluwe is a great holiday destination in all four seasons. In the winter, a holiday home in the Veluwe is a fantastic place to spend Christmas with the family or to spend the New Year in peace. With a bit of luck, the landscape around your stay has been transformed into a fairytale-like white backdrop and you can take long, winter walks there.