Discover nature

Come get lost with us, we know the way! Are you ready for new experiences? We know the loveliest spots and have trail routes ready for you.

The forests and heathlands around Epe are the habitat of wild boars, deer, roe deer, mouflons, badgers, foxes, squirrels and kingfishers, who often show themselves. Epe offers a 100% guarantee of being able to spot wildlife. We have plenty of information to give out at the hotel, or perhaps a visit to the tourist office in Epe is also a good idea.

Head out with one of our guides, visit a Hanseatic city or explore the Royal Veluwe.

Hiking routes
Hanseatic cities
Dog walking area

Experience nature with a guide

Discover more. Are you ready for new experiences?

Our guides are happy to go explore with you on foot, by bicycle or mountain bike. Jan Niebeek will show you how the wildlife lives in the Veluwe; it's best to go by bike to do that. André Donker will take you out by bike or on foot and tell you all about the Veluwe and its wildlife. On foot, Leida van den Brink can tell you all about the animals we share the Veluwe with. While Piet Post will tell you all about our birds and bees during a walk on the Tongeren Estate. After a brief introduction to the formation and geology of the area, you will set off to explore it all on a bike ride with Mariette Elshoud. Elmie Zandbergen will guide you on a hike and give you fresh insights as a hiking coach. Mattheus is a sporty nature guide who will show you the most beautiful places by mountain bike.

Tell us what you want and we will reserve a guide exclusively for your group or let you know how you can join an organised activity.

Every first Friday of the month at 8 pm in the Hotel Lounge, Jan Huttinga tells fairytale-like stories about his experiences as a gamekeeper at Het Loo Crown Domain.

Experience nature with a guide

Royal pleasures

Find everything you need to enjoy yourself like royalty in the surroundings of Apeldoorn and the Crown Domain. Experience nature and royal history. Where once Prince Hendrik enjoyed a royal ride on horseback on

Het Loo Crown Domain, nowadays, scenic paths take outdoors enthusiasts and lovers of life to the most beautiful spots in the forest.

This year, we are celebrating the reopening of The Loo Palace, which has opened its doors again after an extensive renovation. Here, every detail will make you understand why the kings and stadholders of old used to come to this place in the Netherlands to unwind in the best way possible.

Royal pleasures

Mighty charming Hanseatic towns in the Veluwe

When Amsterdam and Rotterdam were still but mere villages, the cities of the Hanseatic League were already powerful trading centres. Enjoying a favourable location along the Zuiderzee and the river IJssel, the Veluwe towns of Harderwijk, Elburg and Hattem flourished. Other IJssel cities such as Zwolle and Deventer are worth a visit as well. Following the Hanseatic cycling routes, you can cycle from one to the other, partly along the old trade routes.

Mighty charming Hanseatic towns in the Veluwe

So much to see and do... Our 10 tips to get you started

Our 10 not-to-miss activities:

  1. Cycling through the Crown Domain
  2. Hiking across the Tongeren heathlands
  3. Tracking game in the early morning
  4. The Loo Palace, now more beautiful than ever
  5. Hanseatic cities such as Hasselt and Elburg
  6. Cannenburch Castle at cycling junction 46
  7. Hoge Veluwe Nature Reserve and Kröller Müller museum
  8. Het Verscholen Dorp (The Hidden Village) between cycle junctions 03 and 18
  9. The gardens of A Vogel and the new visitor centre
  10. Relaxing at Wellness de Veluwse Bron
So much to see and do... Our 10 tips to get you started