Flights to Apeldoorn
About 96 kilometres from Amsterdam, right in the centre of the Netherlands, is the city of Apeldoorn. Best known for being the home of the Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn is also a gateway into the Hoge Veluwe National Park and all its attractions.
The local Teuge Airport does not handle any commercial flights to Apeldoorn so instead your flight to Apeldoorn will have to arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (airport code: AMS). When flying to Amsterdam, you will only be able to get a non-stop flight with KLM. The other airlines all have 1-stop routes. Kenya Airways has their stop in Nairobi, and South African Airways connects in London. Turkish Airlines will take you to Istanbul, and Swiss Air makes their stop-over in Zurich.
Book a Flight To Apeldoorn:
To Book a flight type in where you are leaving from, where you want to go to. Edit the date range and number of passengers and just click on the submit tab.
The Tourist Attractions of Apeldoorn:
While you can’t compare Apeldoorn to Amsterdam, the city does still have a number of attractions that make this a popular destination with the Dutch, and with numerous international visitors too. There are several top attractions here that make Apeldoorn a worthwhile visit.
Het Loo Palace
In Dutch it is called Paleis Het Loo, and it means ‘The Woods Palace’. Built between 1684 and 1686 this vast building also includes substantial grounds and gardens designed by Claude Desgotz. The palace was the residence of the House of Orange-Nassau for several hundred years between the 17th century and 1962 when Queen Wilhelmina died.
It took six years to restore and renovate the palace, and even longer to restore the original design of the gardens, but once complete (in 1984) the palace was opened to the public and has been a state museum ever since.
Today Het Loo is Apeldoorn’s most famous attraction. Visitors come to tour the palace itself which is lavishly furnished and decorated with period pieces, furniture, art and more from the House of Orange-Nassau, plus of course there are the beautiful gardens to enjoy too.
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Also popular is the Hoge Veluwe National Park which begins in one corner of the municipality of Apeldoorn. The park covers a total of 55 square kilometres and form one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands. Part of the appeal of this national park is the variety of landscapes you can enjoy here. Within the space of this one park there are sand dunes, heathlands and woodlands to explore, and you can do so by car, bicycle and foot.
Also within the park is one of Apeldoorn’s museums, the Kroller-Muller Museum; an art museum and sculpture garden. It is well known for its large collection of van Gogh paintings that includes the Potato Eaters, and Café Terrace at Night, as well as works by Picasso, Gauguin and more. The sculpture garden is also famous as it is one of the largest in Europe covering over 75 acres. It has many modern and contemporary sculptures to seek out and admire.
When Should You Visit?:
Apeldoorn has a mild to cool climate and can experience rainfall at any time of the year, though November to January are the wettest months. For the warmer weather, come to Apeldoorn from May to September when the average highs are between 17.7 and 22.3C. Outside of these months temperatures drop fairly quickly to an average high of 4.6C in January, the coolest month.