Hotel ’t Speulderbos Surrounding area

Garderen lies at the heart of the wooded surroundings of the Veluwe. From the hotel you can even walk straight into the Speulderbos, one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands. An extensive area of forests, heaths and meadows is just waiting to be discovered. Walk or cycle through the impressive landscape and visit the various towns and cities, theme parks and welcoming villages.

De Veluwe

The Veluwe is known for its beautiful natural surroundings with endless woods. It is therefore no wonder that the Veluwe covers an area of approximately 1,000 km². The nature reserve is famous for its splendid and versatile forests, extensive meadows, idyllic sand dams and winding rivers. There is also plenty of admiration here for wildlife! For example, you can come across a grazing heron for a walk or bike ride.

Activities and sights

The Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Hoge Veluwe can be found near Hotel 't Speulderbos. This is a wonderful national park which has plenty of forests, sand drifts and vast meadows to admire. From the hotel you can head directly into the fantastic forest, either on foot or by bicycle. Discover what makes the Hoge Veluwe so special and unique!


In the nearby city of Harderwijk, you will find the marine mammal park Dolfinarium. A day at Dolfinarium Harderwijk guarantees an experience which is full of discoveries. The Dolfinarium offers a huge range of marine mammals and is the largest park of its kind in Europe! During a visit to the Dolfinarium, you will encounter dolphins, walruses, sea lions and sharks.


A city with atmospheric buildings, lively terraces and Michelin-starred restaurants. Surrounded by the extensive Veluwe National Park and Randmeren, Harderwijk is a combination of a bustling city centre with plenty of peace and quiet outside. Harderwijk is the ultimate destination for water sports fans. Among other things, visitors can enjoy sailing, surfing and kitesurfing. Anyone who is looking for top-level dining will head to the Vischmarkt, but no less than two restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star.

Klimbos Garderen

At the recreational park Klimbos Garderen, you can follow the climbing trail which offers all kinds of obstacles and different components. Klimbos Garderen is centrally located, deep in the woods of the Veluwe. An active day at the heart of nature is therefore guaranteed. The Klimbos is highly suitable for the whole family, as a company outing or for a visit with your partner.

Out and about with the forest ranger

Have you always wanted to head out into the woods with a genuine forest ranger? At the Hotel 't Speulderbos, we organise walks with the forest ranger every weekend. He will take you into the Speulderbos and tell you all about the trees, plants and animals in the forest.


Enjoy a wonderful day out in the Apenheul Primate Park with your children. In the beautiful wooded surroundings, you will find yourselves wandering among the monkeys. And just like the monkeys, your children can also swing and climb in the park to their heart’s content.