A walk on the wild side
If your kids are the types that enjoy playing in bushes, finding snails and other nature activities, then they’ll love the Hoge Veluwe National Park, where there’s something to see and do every day; from spotting wild animals and treasure hunts to chasing over the drifting sand.
If you want to spot wild animals in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, you’ll have more luck in June and October, especially early in the morning or at dusk. A good place to start is the visitor centre. They’ll happily show you the way to the observation point from where, with a bit of luck, you’ll be able to see a wild pig, roe deer or stag. There are also interesting trails, such as the Ben de Beuk Tree Tour. You can look for unusual trees, visit the bird-spotting hide and create art with twigs.
Nice to know!
The Hoge Veluwe National Park visitor centre houses an extraordinary museum: Museonder, the world’s first underground museum. This museum gives a clear insight into everything that lives beneath the Earth’s surface.
|Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe|
|Address:||Houtkampweg 9, Otterlo|
|Open:||January to March, November and December, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April, daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May and August, daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; June and July, daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; September, daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; October, daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Admission:||€ 9.30 (adults), € 4.65 (age 6 to 12), free (age 0-5)|