The city of Apeldoorn is known for Paleis Het Loo and its beautiful city parks. There are many shops in the old historic centre of the city, the majority of which are large chains. Although a number of stores are located in monumental buildings, the modernisation often means that there is not much of the history left. With a walk through the narrow streets, you can still see many authentic facades and of course the Grote Kerk from 1892 where some members of the Royal family were married. One very striking thing about Apeldoorn is the amount of greenery in the city. The city has no fewer than nine parks. Oranjepark, Verzetstrijderspark, Prinsenpark and Wilhelminapark are all national monuments.
The city has a few fun attractions for children. Travellers who are visiting Apeldoorn with young children should definitely go to the Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten amusement park. It is very beautiful and exciting, equipped with numerous playgrounds and attractions for children of different ages. On the territory of the park is a small nature reserve, where different species of animals and birds live. Here the children can feed cute sheep, observe the ostriches and even learn how to take care of the calves. It is advised to visit the park during the warmer months. It is possible to spend a day among the monkeys in the Apenheul or to enjoy all the fun in the Koningin Julianatoren amusement park. People who are looking for a bit of culture or nature should definitely not miss the Hoge Veluwe National Park.
For those who love aqua attractions and are planning to visit the city during the warmer months, it is worth spending a day in the Boschbad open-air water park. It is located in a beautiful park surrounded by the scattering trees; the park is equipped with various swimming pools and recreational areas that are available to visitors. There are colourful fountains and slides, which are very popular with children, but also a spacious terrace for sunbathing. The water park has a great cafe, so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday all day long.