Balloon flight at sunrise or sunset

Experience the Veluwe at its best with a hot air balloon flight at sunrise or sunset in our own 'Cantharel hot air balloon'! Please note that the pilot will let you know at least 12 hours in advance whether the flight can go ahead, considering the weather conditions.

Your balloon flight

In the morning or evening, you will be welcomed by the pilot and crew in the hotel lobby. After a brief welcome by the pilot, he will take you to the balloon to prepare it for flight with all participants. Once everything is ready, the ropes will be released and the balloon will sail with the wind. In complete silence and with rising or setting sun, the Veluwe is more impressive than ever. After about an hour of flying, the pilot will find a place to land safely and from there return to the hotel by car. In the morning, an extensive breakfast buffet with a glass of bubbles awaits you afterwards. Are you joining the evening flight? Then we will bring along some delicious appetisers and drinks for on the way!

Departure times change with the seasons and depend on sunrise. Check the gathering times in the block below. The duration of the balloon flight is about 4 hours from reception until after breakfast/drinks.

For a romantic flight for 2 people, a 'Love balloon' is available from €775.00. A request can be made via outdoor@vandervalkapeldoorn.nl for a day and time (morning/evening). A special tip for a marriage proposal! 

Points of interest

  • We offer the balloon flight in cooperation with an external party. Two general conditions apply.
  • Minimum age for participation in the balloon ride is 10 years and min. 1.20 metres tall.
  • The balloon ride will proceed with a minimum of 4 passengers. The pilot will decide no later than 12 hours before departure whether the flight can go ahead based on the weather forecast. For the morning flight, you will hear this at 21.00 on the evening before the scheduled flight. If the flight cannot take place, you will immediately receive an app/sms with the cancellation and the costs will be credited.
  • If the wind is favourable, the balloon can take off from the land behind the hotel. In case the wind is less favourable, the pilot will take you by car to a suitable location nearby for departure.
  • The price quoted for the morning flight includes a full breakfast at return. The evening flight includes delicious appetisers and drinks along the way. If you have already booked a hotel package including breakfast, the cost of this breakfast will be credited.
  • For questions, please contact our outdoor colleagues at outdoor@vandervalkapeldoorn.nl or 06-13710566. 

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