De Bosrand is located at the most beautiful spot of the Veluwe. There are many opportunities to explore the surroundings, both by foot or by bike. You can use the cycle routes and trails we have developed ourselves free of charge.

Within walking distance (1.86 ml) you will find the village Beekbergen. Especially in the holiday season, it is very cozy including every thursday evening a large Veluwe market in July and August. 

The cities of Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Deventer are easily accessible for a day of shopping and to dine.


compas.jpg Geocaching

Someone hides in a special place, a watertight object, containing a logbook, and sometimes nice objects (for exchange). By means of a GPS device you search for these hidden caches. 

There are many hidden caches in our area that you can search on foot or by bike. You will therefore come to beautiful places. GPS devices can be rented from us.


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In Spring, 1975, a group of enthusiasts initiated the establishment of the Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij (or VSM in short)—a steam railway line which runs from Apeldoorn to Dieren, and which subsequently passes by De Bosrand. The VSM has a large number of steam engines. The steam train is a nice alternative of exploring the Veluwe.

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From De Bosrand you can plan nice trips. Apeldoorn is of course well known for The Loo Palace and the adjacent city park Berg & Bos, but the surrounding area has more to offer. There are several museums that you can visit such as National park De Hoge Veluwe with the Kröller-Müller museum and the  underground museum Museonder. The contemporary CODA museum, Holland Open Air Museum or Radio Kootwijk.

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In 1828, the Channel of Apeldoorn was dug out so as to stimulate the local economy. In order to guarantee a steady supply of water in the channel, several artificial brooks ('sprengs') were created. Due to the rather significant difference of height in this spreng, a waterfall (comprising steps) was created. The total fall is approximately 50 feet. With this difference it's the highest waterfall of The Netherlands.

themepark.jpg Attractions

The children can have fun in the area, including a wildlife safari at the Veluwe, de Apenheul, Burgers Zoo, petting zoo Malkenschoten, Koningin Julianatoren, Klimbos Apeldoorn, the Boschbad and leisure area Busloo. We can also recommend the open-air film festival (august) in Apeldoorn if the children are a little bit older.

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Even with less nice weather there is plenty to do. There are several indoor pools and indoor playgrounds nearby. You can go to Spa Bussloo if you want a nice relaxing day or a relaxing massage. And what about a nice movie at one of the cinemas of Apeldoorn or Arnhem or a night of bowling?