Apeldoorn is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland, about 60 miles east of Amsterdam, in central Netherlands. It is a regional centre. It has now rapidly grown to be a modern city but you can still recognize the different villages it originated from. It’s a fairly large city with a relatively small center.


Apeldoorn is surrounded by beautiful woods.

Apenheul – It is a zoo which hosts a number of different types of apes and monkeys, some of which are free to walk around the visitors. It is situated at the western edge of the city and can easily be reached by local bus. It specializes in apes and monkeys. It opened in 1971 and was the first zoo in the world where apes and monkeys could walk around freely in the forest and between the visitors. It started with just a few species, now it displays more than 30 different primates, among them Bonobo, Gorilla and Orang Utan.

There’s also an amusement park situated in Apeldoorn, called the Koningin Juliana Toren (Queen Juliana Tower). It is sited nearby the Apenheul and lies on the road to Hoog Soeren. It is called the Koningin Juliana Toren because of the tower, which was built in 1910 and was later named after Queen Juliana.

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