Our Van der Valk Hotel De Cantharel is located on the outskirts of Apeldoorn. Within minutes, you'll be in downtown Apeldoorn, where you can go shopping with famous retailers and in cozy small shopping streets. Apeldoorn, it's a city in a village!

Historic Apeldoorn

The historic city of Apeldoorn has a rich history, since 792 when it was still a little village in a wooded area. In the seventeenth century, William III of Orange purchased the nearby Huis Het Loo for the central location in the hunting area. In addition, he had palace Het Loo built, that served as the summer residence of the Royal family for centuries.


Downtown Apeldoorn you'll find a mix of old and new buildings. The old area is often referred to as the 19th century monument city, due to its many monumental buildings. The shopping area mainly has a modern character. Shopping center De Oranjerie is one of the most famous places to go shopping, with a variety of stylish shops.


Apeldoorn offers many exciting annual events. Music festival Jazz in the Woods for instance, the Tempo Doeloe festival with Dutch-Indian festivities, the outdoor film festival Highlands Festival, the beer festival ‘Bruisend Apeldoorn', Harley day Apeldoorn and the Dragon boat festival. The abundance of surprising events, make Apeldoorn a city to keep visiting, over and over again.
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Book a package

Discover the charm of Apeldoorn with a package of Van der Valk Hotel De Cantharel. After a day jam packed with culture and shopping fun, you can relax at one of our comfortable hotel rooms. You are more than welcome with us.