De Cantharel – the number one hotel in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Are you looking for a suitable destination for a weekend break or holiday with your family, friends or partner? The Veluwe in the Netherlands is a stunning region where you can enjoy nature and various activities. And you won’t have to look hard to find a place to stay either, with a great selection of hotels in Apeldoorn alone. Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel is an excellent choice if you want to combine nature and relaxation with luxury and culinary indulgence. What’s more, its frequent competitive deals, fantastic packages and last-minute offers make a stay at this hotel even more attractive.

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The Veluwe, a must visit in the Netherlands

This stunning heathland and woodland region is situated in the centre and east of the Netherlands. The Veluwe can be explored in a variety of ways, on foot, by bike or on horseback. And you can easily combine a city trip with various other activities. Also, there are plenty of fun events and activities to enjoy in Apeldoorn all year round. The city is surrounded by the Veluwe national park and offers excellent shopping facilities and a great choice of restaurants. Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn enjoys a central location, at the foot of the Veluwe and is only a 15-minute drive from Apeldoorn city centre.

Van der Valk hotels Apeldoorn, the Netherlands – de Cantharel

Hotel de Cantharel stands out from other Van der Valk Hotels in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. It is within cycling distance of the Veluwe national park and offers a wide range of facilities and services that can be tailored to your needs.

 We recommend you explore the area on foot or by bike. This way, you won’t miss out on the most beautiful places. We offer you the option of a multi-day cycling package or separate bike hire when booking (e-bikes available). Other activities to enjoy in the area are horse riding, mountain biking, golf and tennis. In short, more than enough activities for an amazing active break.

 Make the most of our ‘weekend break package’ and enjoy:

  • A one-night stay in a luxury comfort room
  • A lavish breakfast
  • A three-course Live Cooking buffet or Cantharel seasonal menu
  • Free cycle/walking routes, outdoor information and tips on things to do in the Veluwe are available at ’t Buitenhuisje

First, exercise; then, relaxation

Besides various outdoor activities, you can also totally relax thanks to the wellness facilities on offer. How about a visit to our luxury wellness area at Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel? As a guest, you don’t just get to enjoy the sauna, Turkish steam bath and footbaths, but you also have free access to the new wellness garden (due to open at the end of 2018). Are you looking for extra privacy and relaxation?  Then why not stay at one of our hotel suites with own private sauna? Here, you can really unwind, in the most luxurious way.

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Tips for activities in Apeldoorn

Various local activities are regularly organised in and around our hotel in Apeldoorn. 

  • Regional market
    Every fourth Saturday of the month, a regional market is held in De Hoge Veluwe National Park. Here, you can sample a wide range of products from the local area. A great way to discover all the wonderful things the region has to offer. For an overview of all local outings, visit the website of uitinapeldoorn.
  • Paleis Het Loo
    Fancy a royal day out? Visit Paleis Het Loo. This stunning palace is just eight kilometres from the hotel. Paleis Het Loo opened its doors to the public after an extensive renovation in 1984. The rich interior of the halls and rooms gives you an idea of how the House of Orange, the Dutch royal family, would have lived and worked 300 years ago. Apart from a palace visit, you can also have a look around the coach house or go for a walk in the symmetrical gardens.

 De Cantharel is also the hotel in Apeldoorn if you are looking for a great base to visit Apenheul primate park, Burgers’ Zoo and Julianatoren amusement park.

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Soak up culture in the Dutch Hanseatic towns

Would you like to learn more about the history of the Netherlands? Then you will be pleased to know that many hotels in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands are surrounded by ancient Hanseatic towns, including de Cantharel. 
These towns, such as Elburg, Harderwijk and Hattem were the most powerful towns in the Middle Ages, focused on trade and the exchange of knowledge. They are connected by water because in those days, boats and ships were the most important means of transport. A visit to these towns is a unique day out, packed with history and culture. You will also see how the culture of 400 years ago still plays a role in the inhabitants’ everyday lives today. For more information, visit the website of VisitVeluwe.

In short, Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel stands out from other hotels in Apeldoorn for its wonderful selection of packages. Its ideal location close to activities and in the middle of nature means you are guaranteed to experience a varied stay! What’s more, you also enjoy the most competitive package prices. Check out our packages and find the perfect one for you.