Climbing park

In the forest of Ermelo there is a climbing park in the trees. The climbing park has six spectacular routes with in total 60 obstacles. The climbing park stands for an active and adventurous day out for the whole family. It is only fifteen minutes away by car. With the bike there is a very beautiful route through the woods. In Apeldoorn is an even larger site to climb in the forest.

website: Climbing park Ermelo
website: Climbing park Apeldoorn
Travel directions: Klimbos Ermelo
Travel directions: Klimbos Apeldoorn

Dolphinarium Harderwijk

In Dolphinarium Harderwijk there are many spectacular shows and shows that you can enjoy. These shows are performed by sea lions, walruses and of course dolphins. Through these shows, the Dolphinarium has become very famous. Every child receives a free animal passport upon arrival and you learn a lot about animals in a playful and inactive way. On the grounds of Dolfinarium four playgrounds can be found. All playgrounds are suitable for children from 4 years.

Route:Dolphinarium Harderwijk

Flower auction Aalsmeer

The flower auction at Aalsmeer is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. And it’s just a stone’s throw from Schiphol airport. This is the only place in the world where you can watch them in action!

Opening hours
The auction is open to visitors on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 07:00 to 11:00 hrs
Thursday from 07:00 to 09:00 hrs
We advise you to start your visit as early as possible because in the early hours everything is in full activity.The earlier you come, the more you see!

The auction is closed to visitors on holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Self-guided tour
From the Visitor Centre, walk across a gallery through the auction complex. At the end of the bridge, you arrive at the auction room where dealers buy at the clock.
As you walk around, you’ll find information panels which explain – in four languages – the auction process and the activities you’ll be watching. There’s no need to sign up for this tour in advance.

Route: Flower auction


Giethoorn is called ‘The Venice from the North’ because of the canals. Giethoorn is a beautiful village with authentic farms and canals. With the help of a whisper boat you can make a nice trip through the village and the surroundings. Giethoorn is one hour drive from Harderwijk. We find ourselves Belt Schutsloot even more beautiful and it is for certain a lot less touristy. In Belt Schutsloot, you also can rent a whispering boat. Pay attention! reserve at least 1 day in advance, otherwise they are certainly already rented out during high season.

Route: Giethoorn
Route: Belt Schutsloot


Each Saterday there is a open air market at Harderwijk from 8.30am till 1.00pm. Here you find the typical Dutch products as cheese, flowers and ‘stroopwafels’ (sweat waffels with sirop). All loudly announced by the vendors.

The most easiest way is to go there by bike, because there are not many parking spaces.

Travel directions: Travel directions

Open Air Museum Arnhem

The Open Air Museum captures the history
Dutch Open Air Museum captures the history. In authentic buildings, objects and true stories. They take you on a journey through time. Two centuries ago until very recently. There is plenty of life in the museum. On the farmyards, in the farms, houses and mills, the wine taverns and shops.

Living memories
The museum is located in a beautiful park on the outskirts of the lively city of Arnhem. The people working there are proud of their heritage. They tell inspiring stories about the old days.

Are your kids ‘at work’ on the kindererf or prefer to play on the beautiful square Zaanse? Are the pancakes with powdered sugar, hearty homemade soup, or yet that fresh bun from the bakery? And how we travel today? Grab the historical tram or walk through time.

Back to the past
Literally step back into the atmosphere of the old days and get acquainted with the Dutch and their history.

Travel directions: Travel directions to Openluchtmuseum