1. National Park De Hoge Veluwe
  2. Picturesque village Garderen
  3. Climbing Forest Garderen directly opposite the park

Vacation in Garderen

A vacation in Garderen is a huge recommendation for nature lovers! The small and picturesque village with around 2000 inhabitants is located in the heart of the most beautiful nature reserve of the Netherlands: the Veluwe! Near Resort Veluwe, previously Campsite de Hertshoorn, there are various hiking and biking trails: both from the front and back side of the park you can walk directly into the forest! The nearby Veluwse forest is one of the most beautiful and oldest forests of the Netherlands. A true paradise for birds (of prey), red deer, badgers and wild boars. A true must-visit during your vacation in Garderen at Resort Veluwe. But a vacation in Garderen is also fun for culture lovers, active people and relaxation seekers. It's really for every type of holidaygoer!

Tips for a day trip during your vacation in Garderen

Garderen itself is a fun and cozy village with two supermarkets, two butchers, a baker, a hairdresser and a few cozy restaurants. For delicious artisanal ice cream in the Veluwe you can go to De IJstijd. Do you want to know more about everything there is to do during your vacation in Garderen? Feel free to stop by our reception. We would love to give you tips on the most fun hiking and biking trails and of course the best day trips!

Excursion tip: Climbing Forest Garderen

Climbing Forest Garderen is located directly opposite Resort Veluwe, and it is suitable for all ages. Challenging circuits filled with fun, exciting and adventurous elements. Are you daring enough to go into the heights?

Excursion tip: Zwaluwhoeve Hierden

Enjoying wellness in the middle of nature: how amazing is that? The saunas and baths at Zwaluwhoeve Hierden will let you de-stress and relax, so you can return to your holiday home fully recharged.

Excursion tip: Schovenhorst Putten

Estate Schovenhorst with the Forest Tower: a fun trip for the whole family! Climb up the 235 steps: the view is more than worth it! You will look out over Amersfoort, the Veluwe and the windmills in the "polder".

Trip Tip: Fort Vertier

A fun outing for families with children between the ages of 6-9. Try to reach the towers of Fort Vertier as quickly as possible by choosing the right entrance, walkways and paths. On to the next tower!

Excursion tip: Julianatoren Apeldoorn

Make the kids happy with a day trip to this kids amusement park in Apeldoorn. A ride in the roller coaster, turn upside down in the Spinning Mouse or get spooked in the Ghost Castle. Your kids won't stop talking about it!

Excursion tip: Apenheul

Get to know the monkeys and nature in a special way. Did you know that half of the monkeys walk freely through this park? Pay attention, because before you know it a monkey might sit on your shoulder. A fun excursion for young and old!

Excursion tip: National Park De Hoge Veluwe

Over 40 kilometers of bike trails that you should definitely explore during your vacation in Garderen. But a hike or a ride with your horse through this breathtaking nature reserve is also a recommendation.

Outing tip: the Veluwe Sand Sculpture Festival

From April 1st, the Veluwe Sand Sculpture Festival will be opened. A spectacular show of impressive sand sculptures. The park is located at 3.5 km from Resort Veluwe, and can easily be visited by bicycle!