De Hoge Veluwe National Park and Kröller-Müller Museum
Distance 52 miles
De Hoge Veluwe National Park is the largest actively managed conservation area in private hands in the Netherlands. The Park covers 5,000 hectares of woodland, heathland, peat bogs and drift sand. It enjoys a wide variety of plants and animals (deer, roe, wild boar, corsican sheep) and provides habitats to extremely rare Red List species. Together with the Country-residence/Museum Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, Visitor Centre/Museonder, Kröller-Müller Museum and the Sculpture Garden the Park forms a unique and (inter)nationally renowned combination of nature, art and architecture.
More information: https://www.hogeveluwe.nl/en
The Kröller-Müller Museum is renowned for its large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh; here you will find a magnificent display of his works. The museum is also home to impressive works by George Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Piet Mondrian and many other great painters.
The famous Sculpture Garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the largest in Europe. The magnificent collection of sculptures is exhibited in an innovative way, surrounded by nature. Various artists, from the late 19th century to today, are represented: Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Serra, Mario Merz, Jean Dubuffet and Claes Oldenburg.
For more information, visit the website: http://krollermuller.nl/visit
Distance 60 miles
Near the German border, in the beautiful Westerwolde (Southeast Groningen), is the fortress Bourtange. A unique historic fortification that has no equal. Present and past go perfectly together in this small, cosy fortress town. In 1580 William of Orange (yes the one who was married to Mary) gave the order to build a fort on the sand ridge in the Bourtanger moor, on the border of modern Germany. On the order of William Louis of Nassau the fortress was raised in 1593. Between 1593 and 1851 Bourtange was an important fortress. An agrarian village came into being when the fortress was dismantled in 1851. Only a few buildings still remembered the glory of yesteryear. In the nineteen sixties the county of Vlagtwedde took the initiative to reconstruct the fortress. The plan was implemented between 1967 and 1992. Ramparts were again raised, ditches were dug and soldiers’ barracks were built. Visitors of present day Bourtange believe themselves to be back centuries in time. Meet the fortress which has never been taken... Maybe we'll see you in the year 1742!
For more information: http://www.bourtange.nl/
Arnhem Open Air Muscum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum)
Distance 60 miles
The Netherlands Open Air Museum is an museum located near Arnhem with antique houses, farms and factories from different parts of the Netherlands. It is a nation museum focusing on the culture associated with the everyday lives of ordinary people. On site at the museum there are re-enactors demonstrating the old way of life. Among those demonstrations are paper production, linseed production and beer brewing.
Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Distance 60 miles
The Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, more commonly known as the Airborne Cemetery, is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Oosterbeek, near Arnhem. It was established in 1945 and is home to 1759 graves from the Second World War. Most of the men buried in the cemetery were Allied Servicemen killed in the Battle of Arnhem, an Allied attempt to cross the Rhine in 1944, or in the liberation of the city the following year.
For more information: http://www.cwgc.org/
Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018
Distance 70 miles
Leeuwarden is crowned Cultural Capital of Europe 2018. Leeuwarden is already the capital of the Dutch province of Friesland, which has its own language (Frisian), in the north of the Netherlands. This area is also known as the lake district where many tourist travel by boat during summer time through this green flat landscape full of water. Leeuwarden has everything you could wish for: canals, quaint streets, cosy bars and a couple of stunning museums.
Distance 80 miles
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Many Museums, beautiful canals, shopping areas: Perfect for a nice day out.
More information: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en
Distance 100 miles
The Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden. It is situated in Lisse, the Neterlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tullips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.
More information about the Keukenhof: http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/
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