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Apeldoorn, situated in the Dutch province of Gelderland, is a modern town that retains its charming rustic elements, which makes it an extremely popular tourist destination. Apeldoorn has a number of lovely natural parks, historic monuments, and mills that reflect the industrial heritage of the town, while a sharp contrast is provided by the many icons of contemporary Holland such as Omnisport Apeldoorn, a modern sporting arena and the Orpheus Theatre. In order to book cheap flights to Apeldoorn, you have to take the route of Amsterdam from where the town is just an hour away by train.
Apeldoorn is arguably best-known for its Het Loo Palace, the state museum and erstwhile royal residence. Tourist arriving by any of the cheap flights to Apeldoorn will find its Dutch Baroque architecture and grand interiors with royal furniture, paintings and objets d’art belonging to the House of Orange-Nassau fascinating. Here, you can tour the Museum of the Chancery of the Netherlands Orders of Knighthood, which boasts of a vast collection of medals and displays of military orders.
The Hoge Veluwe National Park contains a rich diversity of animal and plant life. You can also visit Apenheul, a local zoo where monkeys and apes can be found roaming around freely and even interacting with visitors. Visits to the Oranjepark, and Wilhelmina park, both extremely lovely parks, will prove to be enjoyable, as also Berg en Bos, supposedly the area’s most gorgeous parkland.
Cultuur Onder Dak Apeldoorn is a product of the amalgamation of the Van Reekum Museum with the library and municipal archive. A magnificent brick-built Renaissance manor, the Huister Horst, set in lovely surrounds in the southeast, and The Loenersloot Castle situated on the banks of Angstel River are also worth a visit. The young and old alike will be charmed by the 22km ride on an old steam-engine train as well as the Koningin Julianatoren Recreation Park which promises an array of delights.
Apart from the usual brand names, you can shop for antiques, art and bric-a-brac in the many shops that dot the Asselsestraat. While there is no dearth of hotels in Apeldoorn, you could also consider camping at one of the many campsites available.