Garderen... the holiday destination in the Veluwe!
Garderen, surrounded by woods, shifting sands and moorland, was once a farming village and is now a popular holiday destination. The 14th century towers of the Dutch Reformed Church, and the 19th century mill "De Hoop" rise high above the village and once served as beacons for the fishermen on the Zuiderzee. Over the summer the mill hosts lively story tellings.
The Forestry Commission manages large stretches of forest and natural terrain on the Veluwe, such as Speulderbos and Kootwijk. These areas are well worth a visit, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback!
At the end of a long active day, you can return to relax at Hotel De Veluwe in Garderen.
WestCord Hotel Salland (3 stars) is on the edge of the Salland village of Raalte. Centrally located between Zwolle and Deventer. The hotel is built to look like a Saxon farmstead using 80% traditional building materials. All bedrooms and communal spaces have free WIFI internet.
The lush country landscape of Salland has various walking and cycling routes to offer. You can be at Raalte station within 10 minutes and in the bustling centre of Zwolle in 20 minutes. Zwolle is packed with good shopping streets, restaurants and museums.
WestCord Hotel Salland has 40 rooms, including atmospheric split-level family rooms and a separate apartment with all the facilities of a three star hotel.