1 Zwolle

Encased within its old fortifications, this engaging old town boasts a distinguished cityscape not to mention several fine restaurants and bars.

2 Kampen

Lovely little town and former Zuider Zee port perched on the edge of moors and wetlands.

3 Giethoorn

Oh-so-pretty hamlet set amid lakes, canals and wetlands; an ideal place for pottering around on the water.

4 Zutphen

Quintessential Dutch country town tucked up against the River IJssel.

5 Hoge Veluwe National Park

Spacious area of heath and forest, crossed by footpaths and with cycle routes galore.

6 Kröller-Müller Museum

Top-notch museum of modern European art, with a large sculpture garden and an impressive collection of works by van Gogh.

7 Arnhem

This industrious, riverside city may have a searing wartime history, but it’s a smashing place to hunker down for a few days and it makes a perfect base for exploring the rest of Gelderland.

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