Compared to other Dutch cities, Apeldoorn is surprisingly different. It offers peace and quietness with its extensive woods surrounding the city.
Beautiful gardens and city parks decorate both the center and the neighbourhoods. The historical buildings, especially in the neighbourhood and the park district Berg en Bos, provide extra characteristics to the city.
Apeldoorn is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland, located in the centre of the Netherlands.
The municipality of Apeldoorn, including villages like Beekbergen, Loenen and Hoenderloo, has over 155,000 inhabitants.
About Saxion Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn houses our smallest campus. This new, characteristic building is used by Hospitality Business School to teach our Hotel Management programmes.
- Fellow students 3.000
- Bars and cafes 50
- Festivals Jazz in the Woods
and many more
A great place for international students
Apeldoorn is easily accessible by train from within The Netherlands and abroad: It has a direct connection to the international train to Germany, Belgium and France.
There is a direct train connection between Schiphol Airport and Apeldoorn station.
Things to do in Apeldoorn
Paleis Het Loo (the Palace Het Loo ) was built in 1686 by Stadtholder William III and used for almost 300 years as a (summer) palace by members of our Royal family. Queen Wilhelmina lived here till the year 1972.
After a huge restoration, the palace and gardens are back in their original state. Since 1984, ‘Paleis Het Loo’ has been a national museum and open to the public.
Roughly there are four parts of the museum which can be visited: just behind the ticket booth are the Royal Mews with carriages and old cars. The main building has lots of rooms to visit (guided or unguided). Rooms are decorated with original furniture, china, portraits, court-dresses and so on. They display the lives of the members of the Royal Family who lived in the palace.
Apenheul is a zoo which hosts a number of different types of apes and monkeys, some of which are free to walk around the visitors. The Apenheul Apeldoorn bears the name far beyond the country’s borders. It is the only zoo in the world where thirty species of monkeys are loose in the forest. It is situated at the western edge of Apeldoorn and can easily be reached by local buses.
Koningin Juliana Toren is a family amusement park. There is something for everyone, from very young to old. It is situated nearby the Apenheul and lies on the road to Hoog Soeren. It is called the Koningin Juliana Toren because of the tower, which was built in 1910 and was later named after Queen Juliana.