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Apeldoorn

(3.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: parks, zoos & aquariums, theme parks
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery. Most visitors come here to see the Paleis Het Loo, a palace for the royal Dutch family that has been converted into a museum. Apeldoorn has gained national attention for the "Apenheul," the first-ever zoo for apes and monkeys who roam free with visitors. To personalize your trip to Apeldoorn, create itinerary details specific to you using our The Netherlands itinerary planner.
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Apeldoorn and its surrounding area boast the highest concentration of developed campgrounds and bungalow parks in the Netherlands, offering casual lodging for backpackers and other travelers averse to booking their stay months in advance. If you prefer to stay within walking distance of Apeldoorn's major attractions, consider one of the mid-range hotels near the city center. For a quintessential Dutch experience, stay at a cozy guesthouse on the outskirts and rent a bike for all your sightseeing around town.
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