Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel and Apenheul, the perfect break

If you are planning to visit the Veluwe region in the Netherlands and if you are looking for an adventurous, fun-filled activity, visit Apenheul primate park. Spend the day among 300 free-roaming monkeys. A great day out if you love monkeys and apes! As for accommodation, Hotel de Cantharel is the perfect base. Enjoy a variety of culinary masterpieces and unwind in our extensive wellness area.

Free-roaming monkeys

At Apenheul primate park, the monkeys roam around and go about their monkey business freely. So visitors enjoy face to face contact with the monkeys at the park, which makes for a very special experience. The Apenheul concept was developed in the sixties, after photographer Wim Mager had bought two tamarins. These monkeys bred and this was the start of primate park Apenheul. Thinking of spending a day out in Apenheul? Van der Valk Hotel de Cantharel in Apeldoorn offers many great family packages. And, with the hotel just five kilometres from the park, you only have a short car journey before you can enjoy a whole day of fun.

Have a look at our special Apenheul offer!

Apenheul, the most fun outing in the Veluwe

Love monkeys and apes and looking for adventure? A visit to Apenheul primate park is the perfect family outing! With monkeys like little squirrel monkeys running around the park freely, they may jump on you. But don’t be afraid because these monkeys are harmless. Obviously, apes like gorillas and orangutans don’t share this kind of freedom. Want to find out more about the monkeys and apes? Their keepers give various presentations at the park so you can learn lots of interesting and fun facts about their primate charges. One highlight of the park is the Monkey Tree trail. Here, you are literally walking in the treetops, so you will be able to spot many different types of monkeys. After a fun day exploring, everyone, young and old, can monkey around at the Jungle Playground. You can even take an educational monkey test at this jungle maze playground. It will show you and your family just how similar we are to monkeys and apes.

Apenheul tickets and overnight hotel stay

Interested in visiting Apenheul? Take a look at this package, offering an all-inclusive stay for you and your family at Hotel de Cantharel, as well as tickets to Apenheul. The ‘Family fun in the Veluwe’ package includes the following:

  • A one-night stay in a family room
  • 1 x lavish breakfast buffet
  • Tickets to Apenheul
  • Welcome coffee/tea/lemonade with homemade apple pie
  • Free access to the wellness area and gym
  • Free cycle and walking routes, outdoor information and tips for things to do in the Veluwe

 Back at Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel, you can reflect on your fun day out at Apenheul. At one of our restaurants perhaps? Try our à la carte dishes or a lavish buffet at Le Restaurant. And for real culinary indulgence, visit Huisje James. Great for children too, with a wide choice of dishes for them to enjoy from the Valkies menu. Plus, the restaurant has a children’s play corner so that they don’t have to sit still for too long. And at the end of an active day out, you can all enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep in one of our beautiful family rooms.

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There is so much more to do in Apeldoorn

There is so much more to experience in the Veluwe besides Apenheul. In the area around Hotel de Cantharel, there are lots of fun activities to enjoy. How about a visit to Julianatoren amusement park (great for children aged 0 to 10), Burgers’ Zoo or Paleis Het Loo? Also, there is plenty of opportunity to go for wonderful bike rides or walks in the Veluwe countryside. Maybe you prefer visiting a city? Apeldoorn city centre is a bustling place, with cosy restaurants, pavements cafés and bars. Perfect for catching your breath after a day’s shopping. Want to find out more about local cultural events? Check out the Apeldoorn events calendar!

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In short, if you are looking for a varied, all-inclusive weekend away in the Veluwe, have a look at our fabulous range of packages and book your stay at Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn – de Cantharel now.