Natural Park Veluwe, the environment of the resort
At less than ten minutes outside of Harderwijk you will find a different world: the Veluwe, a vast world green and calm. The beautiful forests, the purple colored heath lands and sand dunes form a counterweight to the hustle and bustle of the city.
In the immediate vicinity of the resort you will find the Leuvenum Woods, but also the Beekhuizerzand, a unique sand drifts with its own flora and fauna. The nature around the "Hierdense Beek" is impressive, as well as the rural "Hierden" with beautiful farms and estates such as castle "De Essenburgh". If all this scenery has given your appetite, feel free to experience unforgettable moments at "Boshuis Drie "or" De Buurtjes" in the middle of the forest just stop an enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with fresh, home-made apple pie.
Near Het Verscholen Dorp there are also a running and horse trails and a natural playground in the middle of the woods, from here on you can run/hike in many directions: the "Hulshorsterzand", the "Hierdense Beek", "Leuvenumse bos" or Heather fields in Ermelo. No matter where you go you will enjoy the breathtaking nature.
Peace, space, shifting sands, beautiful forests, wildlife tracks, extensive moors, a shepherd with his flock, gentle flowing streams and special flora and fauna. Look, smell, taste and listen! The towns and villages on the Veluwe are real treasure rooms full of history. The old village centers and impressive monuments, surrounded by the "Veluwse" flora and fauna, are an excellent natural attraction. The "Veluwe" is a fantastic walking and cycling area. The variety of landscapes, the peace and quiet, but also the special cultural history hiking make cycling and hiking in the nature area ' de Veluwe ' endless!