Hand held panorama showing part of the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands. A group of us went and used the free bikes to cycle round part of the park and visit the Kröller-Müller Museum. Panorama taken in March 2011.
Hoge Veluwe National Park - Hoge Veluwe National Park visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hoge Veluwe National Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Gelderland.
Hoge Veluwe National Park is the first and largest park in the Netherlands. Covering about 55km&xup2; (5,400 hectares) in the Veluwe, the park contains a mixture of heathlands, sand dunes, peat bogs and woodlands on the largest glacial terminal moraine in the Netherlands.
Hoge Veluwe National Park was established by Anton Kröller and his wife Helene Kröller-Müller who brought the land in 1909 and built the St. Hubertus Hunting Lodge on the estate. Due to worsening economic conditions, the family handed over the estate to the government on the condition that they built a museum to contain their art collection. This became the famous Kröller-Müller Museum found in the middle of the park today.
The park has free bikes which visitors use to get around the 43km of cycle ways. Bikes are simply left at the stands found around the park and picked up at will. Within the park are many points of interest and landmarks and Hoge Veluwe is full of red deer, roe deer, wild boar and mouflon.
Hoge Veluwe National Park - Attractions
The main attractions within Hoge Veluwe National Park include:
Kröller-Müller Museum - with a good collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Odilon Redon, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Auguste Rodin and Piet Mondrian and an outdoor sculpture garden.
- Museonder - underground museum near the main visitor centre with a focus on the geology and biology of the Veluwe.
- Jachthuis Sint Hubertus - former hunting lodge of the Kröller-Müller family, designed by the famous Dutch architect Berlage.
EuropaHammer - growing work of art which will take 200 years to compete as a tree grows up through a massive, iron, hammer head.
- Generaal de Wet Monument - memorial to Christiaan Rudolf de Wet who led a failed coup in protest to the Netherlands involvement in WWI.
- Horse Riding - there are various horse riding trails throughout the park.
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Apeldoornseweg 250 7351 TA Hoenderloo,
Road: Hoge Veluwe National Park has several entrances. The park centre is about 22km north of Arnhem and 15km from Ede.
Train: Ede-Wageningen Railway Station, Arnhem Railway Station.
Flight: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.