The history of the Veluwe goes back many centuries so it has a very diverse and interesting culture. There are still many places where the illustrious past of the area is still clearly visible, such as high town walls and impressive castles and strongholds. Expansive estates with marvellous country manors let nature and history go hand in hand in a nostalgic way.
Explore the beautiful historic villages, the ancient Hanseatic towns of Hattem, Elburg and Harderwijk, or one of the country estates and castles.
Apart from all that, there are wonderful museums of basically any theme you can think of. What about Vincent van Gogh, Anton Pieck, castles, contemporary art, old crafts, toys, or military history. Experience the past and present on the Veluwe!
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Het Loo Castle
Hotel Mennorode borders directly on the “Royal Estate”, with "Het Loo Castle" as one of our nearest neighbours... if you take away the 14 km of forests and heather fields in between. You can purchase entrance tickets for Het Loo Castle at the hotel reception.
At the heart of 5c500 hectares of forests, heather fields, grassy plains, and sand dunes, you will find the Kröller-Müller Museum. At the Kröller-Müller, all that is beautiful is brought together. The unique combination of art, nature and architecture guarantees a wonderful experience. The museum has the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world, with nearly 90 paintings and over 180 drawings.
Field marshal Maarten van Rossem once built Cannenburch Castle on the ruins of a medieval fortress. The original residents of this richly decorated stately home take you back to the 18th century. The castle, the outbuildings and the park can be visited at your leisure by listening to an audio tour or with an app.