National Park de Hoge Veluwe

The National Park De Hoge Veluwe is located between Arnhem, Ede and Apeldoorn.

The Park was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century by the Kröller-Müller couple and is part of the cultural heritage of the Netherlands.  

 

2km
Entrance Otterlo:
Houtkampweg 9
6731 AV Otterlo

The park is characterized by a great variety of original Veluwe landscapes: drifting sand, lichen steppes, heaths and grass plains to planted forests, with a wide variety of plant and animal species. Anton Krüller was a successful businessman and in 1909 started buying the then hunting grounds of the Veluwe. 

The park has three entrances, one of which is Otterlo. 
On the site (3 km from the Otterlo entrance) you will find:

  • Visitor Center – ao. to obtain information about cycling, walking and equestrian routes. 
  • Museonder – a museum about life underground  (entrance is included in the Park entrance ticket)
  • Parkshop & Park restaurant

In the park there is the possibility to use the free white bicycles to explore the park. You will find them near the entrance. You can also bring your own bike or rent a bicycle.  

Kröller-Müller Museum
This world-renowned museum is locatd in the center of the park. It was the biggest dream of Helene, de wife of Anton Kröller, to show her collection of contemporary art to the public. The permanent collection consists of works by  Van Gogh, Picasso en Mondriaan. The museum also has a 25 hectare sculpture garden. beeldentuin. Entrance fees are  not included in the entrance ticket tot the park. 

Jachthuis (Hunting lodge) Sint Hubertus
The monumental building was built between 1914 and 1920 and design by renowned architect H.P. Berlage. The hunting lodge can only be visited by a guided tour. Reservations can be made online, at the main entrance(s), the visitor center or at the Theekoepel (tea dome) next to the hunting lodge. 

Practical information:

  • Disabled people: the park is extremely well accessible for disabled visitors. u
  • Throughout the year, activities are organized for young, old, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts (consult the website).
  • Dogs, on a leash, are welcome in the park and the park restaurant. Dogs are not allowed in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Möller Museum and the other various buildings.
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