A municipality and city in the province of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is about 90 km (60 miles) south-east of Amsterdam. It is in the centre of the Netherlands. The municipality of Apeldoorn includes villages like Beekbergen, Loenen, and Hoenderloo. Near Apeldoorn is the favourite country-seat of the royal family of the Netherlands called the palace het Nieuwe Loo (now Het Loo). It was originally a hunting lodge of the dukes of Gelderland. The younger sister of the Dutch Queen, Princess Margriet, lives nearby the palace Het Loo, with her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven.
Apeldoorn is the home of several large paper-mills, many companies such as Centraal Beheer - an insurance company, the Dutch Tax services, and some additional government offices. It is one of the most important employment centres in the eastern Netherlands. There are also several educational institutes located in Apeldoorn, such as the Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the Netherlands Police Academy. Sparta B.V, a Dutch bicycle manufacturer, is also based in Apeldoorn. The area in and around Apeldoorn offers many unique options for serviced office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Just northwest of the city is the 17th century palace "Het Loo", where William and Mary (King and Queen of England) used to live. Apeldoorn also offers the "Apenheul", a zoo specialising in monkeys. For a more physical outing, you can rent a mountain bike and discover the forests just outside town, approximately 20 minutes by bike from the city centre. Restaurants in the area include Grand Café ’De Notaris’, Restaurant Poppe, El Torro restaurant, and Restaurant Jean-Pierre.
The nearest airport in the Netherlands is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS / EHAM). This airport has international flights from Amsterdam and is about 83 km (51 miles) from the centre of Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The closest major airport is Weeze Airport. This airport is in Weeze, Germany and is 117 km (72 miles) from the centre of Apeldoorn. If you’re looking for international flights to NRN, check the airlines that fly to NRN. From Amsterdam, Apeldoorn can be reached via the A1 motorway by car. By train there are direct intercity services connecting Apeldoorn to both Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. In both cases the journey will take roughly one hour.