LOCATION- Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Apeldoorn is a medium sized city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. With a population nearing 160,000, it is the 12th largest city of the Netherlands and plays a significant role in regional economy and infrastructure. Billed as a post world war 2 "groeistad" (new town), much of the city is comprised of modern residential areas and business districts.
Previous to the war, Apeldoorn was only a large village; thus much of its history, sights and attractions are concentrated in the north west quarter of the city, the original core.
This area is home to the famous 17th century Palace "Het Loo", beautiful parks with stately villa neighbourhoods, Apenheul ape zoo and the eastern flank of the forestry area known as the "Veluwe". The city centre offers a relatively generic range of shopping opportunities, but caters well in terms of places to eat out. The north end of the city centre displays some picturesque Jugendstil/art-nouveau architecture and hosts the night life and entertainment/cultural venues of Apeldoorn.
Apeldoorn is known for its spacious, green, family atmosphere and is at its best during the summer months.
Apeldoorn offers a vast range of accommodation, with many hostels, BnB's, hotels and airbnbs.
A full list of hotels are be found: click here
Due to its location in the countryside, Apeldoorn offers a number of holiday parks, glamping and country camping sites.
Closest international airports:
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – 82km (1hr8min direct train)
Eindhoven Airport- 92 km
Rotterdam Airport- 108 km
Dusseldorf Airport- 117km
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – 1hr8min (Direct train)
Amersfoort- 24mins (Direct train)
Utretcht- 50mins (Direct train)
Amsterdam Centraal- 58mins (Direct train)
Berlin- 5hrs50mins (Direct Train)
Distances from Major Cities:
Theater Orpheus is one of the five largest theatres in the Netherlands:
2 Purpose-built theatres (Hanos Hall & Rabobank Hall)
2 Large dance studios
Restaurant & Café
Dressing Rooms for up to 1200 dancers
Parking for over 1,000 cars