Sporty Stay

At Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - de Cantharel

Looking for a sporty stay in the Veluwe? At Van der Valk Hotel De Cantharel you have come to the right place. Every sports enthusiast can work out in our gym with modern equipment. Or do you prefer a sporty outdoor adventure? You can! Our location on the edge of the Veluwe and our outdoor activities are perfect for this. After exertion comes relaxation in our wellness garden with indoor and outdoor pool and sauna houses. De Cantharel is a treat for sporty guests!

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We offer our gym as a free, exclusive service for our guests. Our gym has modern equipment from Technogym for various fitness purposes. For example, we have various cardio machines, such as exercise bikes, a cross trainer, a treadmill and a rowing machine. For strength training, we have a Smith machine with plates up to 20 kg, a strength station, loose benches and weights up to 14 kg. Our gym is a climate-controlled room with towels and a water tap. The gym is open 24 hours a day and is located on the ground floor, opposite the wellness garden.

Outdoor activities

With the Veluwe as your backyard, you can go in any direction. At 't Buitenhuisje, we are happy to advise you on walking and running routes of varying distances. You can also rent bikes here; from mountain bikes to normal bikes and pedal-assisted bicycles. Especially for horse lovers, we have a horse hotel. This allows you to bring your horse to your stay at De Cantharel. We offer various outdoor activities. Think of a horse tram, carriage ride or even a hot air balloon ride in our own Cantharel hot air balloon. Click here and discover all outdoor activities.


After exercise, it is time for relaxation. Our wellness garden is the ideal place to relax. Enjoy the heat in our sauna houses; this heat also promotes muscle recovery. The indoor and outdoor pool with bubbling benches and relaxation areas is a pleasure in both summer and winter. Adult-only times are from 07:00-10:00 pm and from 08:00-10.00 am. Make a reservation or book a package and enjoy the wellness as a free, exclusive service.

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