10 Things to Do in Gelderland Province That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Gelderland Province, The Netherlands including Airborne Cemetery, Park Sonsbeek, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Kroller-Muller Museum, Airborne Museum Hartenstein, Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum, De Hoge Veluwe National Park, Museum MORE, Museum More - Kasteel Ruurlo, Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.
Restaurants in Gelderland Province

1. Airborne Cemetery

Van Limburg Stirumweg, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands +32 57 20 01 18
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Airborne Cemetery

Reviewed By Vespasian62 - Laren, The Netherlands

What can you say about a CWGC cemetery? Row upon row of heroes. On the day we visited a previously unknown soldier received his named headstone, thanks to the efforts of many but in particular a Dutch researcher. Private Loney, is now a named hero. Well done Ginger.
TripAdvisor policy prevents adding a link but search for yourself Private William Loney.

2. Park Sonsbeek

Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands +31 26 445 0660
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4.5 based on 513 reviews

Park Sonsbeek

Reviewed By MijnlieverdFH - Amsterdam

A refreshing place full of beautiful scenery. Clean meadows and can see the view of the neighborhood like the city itself. It is large that you can spend the day off from the hustle and be in tranquil feelings and relax.
I was near autumn but the days were just enough to wander around.

3. Nationaal Park Veluwezoom

Heuvenseweg 6a, 6991 JE Rheden, The Netherlands +31 26 497 9100
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Nationaal Park Veluwezoom

Reviewed By Edge038 - Atlanta, Georgia

Remarkable and beautiful park with a labyrinth of trails to hike/bike along. Depending on the time of year you visit, there is a wide variety of plants that bloom and add a splash of vibrant colors to visit. Take the dogs, a group or just go alone...well worth a visit.

4. Kroller-Muller Museum

Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, Ede, The Netherlands +31 318 591 241
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Kroller-Muller Museum

Kroller Muller Museum features one of the largest Van Gogh collections and the largest sculpture garden in Europe.

Reviewed By Pipersash - Chester, United Kingdom

Located in the "Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe" a visit well worth the time. A fantastic "Van Gogh" collection and a beautiful garden with modern sculptures. It kept even our teenage son interested. At the same time you are visiting a place with some unique wildlife and the "St Hubertus" castle with a magnificent choice of food

5. Airborne Museum Hartenstein

Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek, The Netherlands +31 26 333 7710
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4.5 based on 660 reviews

Airborne Museum Hartenstein

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The museum is justly located in villa "Hartenstein", where the headquarters were of the paratroops who landed here in the autumn of 1944 for operation Market, the freeing of the route for the allied forces the the industrial Ruhr area. This museum presents a comprehensive and lucid overview of the operation and why it failed.(Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery kept insisting that the operation was 90 % successful, but of course due to that remaining 10 %, occupying the Rhine bridge in Arnhem, the complete operation Market Garden failed). It is a very interesting museum, telling the story clearly. In the third basement, you can experience live what it was to be in Arnhem in September 1944. An almost mandatory visit for everyone who wants to understand this part of history. Entrance for a fee, free entrance with the annual Dutch museum pass. Free parking on site. Restaurant Hartenstein close to the parking lot.

6. Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands +31 26 357 6111
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Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

The Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) takes you back into the past of every day life of ordinairy Dutch people. The museum lies in a beautiful park on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Arnhem. There is so much to see. Meet the museum staff who appear to have stepped straight out of the past. Proud of their heritage they will inspire you with their stories. For young and old alike, a visit to the museum is an unforgettable experience. Feast your senses on stories, smells, flavours and images that will take you back to days gone by. Whatever your age, the living history will make a lasting impression, bringing back memories and astonishing you by turns. Immerse yourself in the past and get to know the Dutch people and their history.

Reviewed By ebeekman - Emst, The Netherlands

We went to the winter fair and it was very nice. Christmas scenes in the old cottages, demos, waffles, poffertjes and ice skating. Only downside not all houses where open.....

7. De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Houtkampweg 9, 6731 AV Hoenderloo, The Netherlands +31 800 8353628
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4.5 based on 701 reviews

De Hoge Veluwe National Park

The major attractions located in this pretty area of heath and woodlands include the Jachtslot St. Hubertus, an impressive Art Deco hunting lodge, and the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, which features a rich cross-section of modern European art.

Reviewed By JG-Blr - Bengaluru, India

The Hoge Veluwe National Park has amazing types of landscapes including desert, grasslands and heavily wooded areas. Lovely to cycle around, there are free bicycles available. The Park is also home to the Kroner Muller Museum that houses modern and not so modern works of art, including a large collection of Vincent Van Gogh's works.
An amazing day, a unique treat, indeed, with the opportunity to cycle around for hours in the park after admiring the hundreds of works of art.

8. Museum MORE

Hoofdstraat 28, 7213 CW Gorssel, The Netherlands +31 575 760 300
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Museum MORE

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The paintings of Dutch artist Hermanus Berserik (1921-2002) who worked and lived in The Hague and nearby Rijswijk are shown in a large temporary exhibition at Museum MORE Gorssel.I enjoyed the intimate artwork and the documentary film (shown in the upper galery )about the late artist.The range of artwork was impressive; from his earliest work at the Koninklijke Kunstacademie Den Haag to his latest work made just before his death in 2002.

9. Museum More - Kasteel Ruurlo

Vordenseweg 2, 7261 LZ Ruurlo, The Netherlands +31 575 760 300
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Museum More - Kasteel Ruurlo

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I enjoyed my visit to the historic CASTLE RUURLO dating from the year 1326.The castle tower dates from 1572 and parts of the castle date from the 16th century.
Inside the historic building there is an interesting exhibition of masterpieces by the Dutch painter CAREL WILLINK(1900-1983)in his detailed and magical style of oil-painting.
Carel Willink called his style of painting "imaginary realism" and art critics called it "magical realism".The Carel Willink museum opened june 27 2017 and was created by industrialist Hans Melchers (Bloemendaal1938) who also founded Museum More in nearby Gorssel. Before the opening of both museums the masterpieces were displayed in Spanbroek Noord Holland province in the former "Scheringa Museum voor Realisme".
After closure of this private art-project by former dutch banker Dirk Scheringa the collection was bought by industrialist Hans Melchers and can now be enjoyed once more by the public.I have to say that the charming castle and Gardens in Gelderland province make a more fitting decor for the paintings compared to the former school at the village of Spanbroek in Noord Holland province.
Museumjaarkaart is accepted and castle is 10 minutes walk from Ruurlo NS railway station.

10. Burgers' Zoo and Safari Park

Antoon van Hooffplein 1, 6816 SH Arnhem, The Netherlands +31 26 442 4534
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Burgers' Zoo and Safari Park

On March 31, 1913, Faisanterie Buitenlust, the forerunner of the current modern animal park Burgers' Zoo, opens its doors to the public for the first time. Since its foundation by Johan Burgers, the first owner and the one who named the animal park in Arnhem, the park has always remained a real family business. Already from its inception the zoo caused a sensation due to its daring new organisation, which naturally is in the way the animals' accommodations are shaped as well as in the way the experiences for the visitors are created. Burgers' Zoo has a rich history, which has shaped the zoo into the way it is today, and as you can still find it now in the wooded area just north of Arnhem.

Reviewed By Pannekoek77 - Breda, The Netherlands

Royal Burgers' Zoo (Koninklijke Burgers' Zoo), situated next to the Dutch Open Air Museum (het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) in Arnhem was founded by Johan Burgers. The zoo first opened its doors to public in 1913. This is one of the biggest zoos in the Netherlands, approximately 45 hectares in area.
Near the entrance of the zoo, you will find the penguins' section of the park. Walk along the path and you'll find the gift shop on the left. On the way to the aviary, you'll see the elephants' area. Burgers' Zoo has different themes: Burgers' Park, Safari, Desert, Mangrove, Rimba, Bush and Ocean. Walking from a tropical rainforest ecosystem to a rock desert, delving into the ocean depths and exploring an Asian mangrove, it was an eye-opening experience. The spectacular living coral reef is breathtaking. In the aquarium tunnel, visitors can view aquatic life from a fascinating perspective. There is a spacious, modern playground - Burgers' Avonturenland (Adventureland), an indoor playground - the Kids Jungle, the Panter Plaza (Panthers' area) and the Park Restaurant in the zoo.
I had the opportunity to visit the annual Pasar Malam in the Bush for the first time. It was a colourful Indonesian Night Market with stalls selling street food, local favourite dishes, merchandise such as clothing, accessories, ornaments, decorations and more. Further, there were musical Performances by Indorock bands as well as art/cultural Performances. This was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells in the Bush and have a glimpse of Indonesian culture and tradition.
A trip to the zoo is more than a fun day out for families. It can provide learning opportunities. Zoos can be an educational tool and can play an important role in conservation efforts as well as creating an eco-friendly culture. The zoo provides opportunities for children of all ages to learn about different animal species, their habitats and behaviour as well as plants and different ecosystems.
I do not condone animal abuse or animal cruelty. With all due respect to mankind, I firmly believe that there are important life lessons we can learn from animals and nature. All in all, I hope that a visit to the zoo can bring attention to the importance of respect for wildlife, protection of endangered species and create awareness of the fact that animals live best in their natural habitats.

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