People who love sports mostly know Apeldoorn because of its many sports facilities and big sports events, such as the start of the Giro d’Italia, the world cup beach volleyball and the world records during the world championship track cycling in Omnisport. But Royal Apeldoorn has so much more to offer! It’s located in the heart of the Veluwe where sports, culture and nature are connected to city life.

Over the last century, Apeldoorn grew into the 11th biggest municipality of the Netherlands. A city with a vibrant city centre and all comfort and facilities that you’d expect from a modern city. Apeldoorn has a versatile offer of restaurants, hotels and shops in the city centre, and a number of big attractions like the Apenheul, Julianatoren and Het Loo Palace. Residents, tourists and corporate visitors can get
their fill of culture, for example in the Coda museum and Theatre Orpheus or during open air festivals such as the Dragon Boat Festival and Roots in the Woods. There’s something for everyone.

Palace Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn has a special bond with the Royal House and the royal family has a special bond with Apeldoorn. The Loo
Palace is the most prominent evidence of this. After a big renovation, The Loo Palace will open its doors in 2021 and you will be able to see how the family Oranje have lived and worked there for 300 years. Apeldoorn, the biggest city on the Veluwe and an ideal starting point to explore the green environment and the many attractions and accommodations. Add the idyllic villages a stone’s throw away, and Apeldoorn will show you all the best of the Veluwe!