Ermelo is a charming village located on the verge of the Veluwe, near by the Veluwemeer. Whether you fancy walking or cycling through the forests or heathland, by the water or through the agricultural landscape, the municipality Ermelo offers it all. In the nearby area you find various tourist attractions, below you can find a few.
Please visit the tourist office’s website for more information: www.vvvermelo.nl
Dolfinarium is a marine mammal park in Harderwijk, it is the largest marine mammal park in Europe. In Aqua Bella, the new dolphin show of the Dolfinarium, the dolphins carry you along in the tale on a wonderful world tour. Dive with them into into a story about their world. Discover the world through their eyes. The incredible experience is one to never forget. Besides dolphins you can find seals, sea lions, walruses, sharks, rays and other marine animals in the Dolfinarium. A range of shows to visit makes it an impressive and playful day out.
Paleis Het Loo is located on the outskirts of Apeldoorn and is a former royal residence dating back more than three centuries. Since 1984 the palace has been open to the public, after undergoing major renovations
The decorated rooms and chambers give an impression of how the royal Dutch family have lived and worked here for 300 years. The Baroque gardens feature a symmetric design after seventeenth century origin and are unique in the Netherlands. Over the three centuries of existence the palace has inhabited many different residents and has undergone various changes. A visit to Paleis Het Loo, set in one of the country’s most beautiful nature parks, is a unique experience at any time of the year.
Come to the Apenheul for a unique day-out. Apenheul is a beautiful, green animal park that attracts yearly around 500.000 visitors for an unforgettable excursion. Of the almost 300 monkeys more than half freely walks between the visitors. Do you spot them all? The children receive a free checklist to note down all the monkeys they have seen. Meet the clever orang-utan, playful bonobos and be sure to not miss the gorillas presentation.
The Kröller-Müller Museum possesses the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world: almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. In addition, you find top pieces from modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan here and organises the museum remarkable temporary exhibitions. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. Spread throughout the garden over 160 sculptures by iconic artists are situated, from Auuste Rodin to Henry Moore and from Jean Dubuffet to Joep van Lieshout.
Make the voyage of discovery at the Hoge Veluwe Natural Park. The Park covers 5,500 hectares of forest, heathland, grasslands and shifting sands and is the natural habitat of amongst others deer, moeflon and wild boars. By foot or on one of the free White Bicycles you can freely roam in nature, to finally arrive at the museum, the finest treasure chamber in the Netherlands. The free White Bicycles (1.800 in total) are stationed at the three entrances to the Park, at the visitor’s centre and at the museum. Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, former country house of Mr and Mrs. Kröller-Müller, is truly worth paying a visit.
Do you dare to take a ride in the highest and fastest rollercoaster of the Benelux? Accelerating to a top speed of 90km/h in less than 2.8 seconds? Racing over more than a kilometre of wood at a dazzling speed? Doing six somersaults in a row like a boomerang? Yes? Then visit attraction park Walibi Flevo for a thrilling day-out.