The Veluwe area can be found in the region of Gelderland, which is towards the east of the country of The Netherlands. This is a very large area of natural beauty that was actually formed 200,000 years ago during an ice age which helped to mould and shape the hills that are in evidence to this day. Holidays in Veluwe are especially popular with Dutch people who are keen to uncover the flora and fauna of their own country at close quarters. That said, overseas visitors are also starting to learn about this diverse ecosystem which would not usually be thought synonymous with the country of The Netherlands. There are a good number of self catering bungalows set aside for people to enjoy during their holidays in Veluwe and all properties are well-equipped and comfortably furnished.
The hills and forests of the Veluwe are what people come to enjoy in this neck of the woods. This is definitely as remote as The Netherlands ever gets and there are chances to catch sight of animals such as deer and wild boar in the woods and forests. The area is also home to badgers, foxes and an eclectic range of bird species which will prove to be of interest to ornithologists. The most popular activities include fishing in the small lakes and rivers that are located in the Veluwe, walking and hiking, cycling, painting and photography and tennis.
Once you are sure you have seen all there is to in the forests and hills of the Veluwe, you might like to think about exploring some of the towns and cities of the Gelderland region. Some of the most interesting for you to bear in mind include Epe, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Brummen, Nijkerk, Oldebroek and Rozendaal, amongst many others. If you are keen to venture further afield and visit some of the larger cities in Holland, both Utrecht and Amsterdam are within a couple of hours’ drive of your self catering accommodation in Veluwe.
During your holidays in Veluwe, you are likely to find a climate that is not at all too dissimilar to that of the east of England (e.g. Lincolnshire). This means that it is quite dry during the summer months and average temperatures should often reach the low-twenties degrees Celsius. The winters will obviously be much colder and average values are likely to hit between 4 and 7 degrees. Snowfall can and will occur here from time to time, especially between the months of December and March.
Most people looking to travel to their self catering accommodation in Veluwe will book flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). This is one of Europe’s busiest hubs and offers many services to and from the UK. Reservations can be made through airlines such as British Airways, Flybe, BMI Baby, Easyjet and KLM. Departure airports include East Midlands (EMA), London Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).