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Day trip to Hoge Veluwe National Park, Arnhem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday 2nd June, I plan to make a day trip to the Hoge Veluwe National Park, near Arnhem, and it's always to share these travel experiences with others - could others would be interested in joining me that day?

Some info on the park can be found here (http://www.hogeveluwe.nl/en/14):

"De Hoge Veluwe National Park is the largest actively managed conservation area in private hands in the Netherlands. The Park covers 5,400 hectares of woodland, heathland, peat bogs and drift sand. It enjoys a wide variety of plants and animals and provides habitats to extremely rare Red List species. Together with the Country-residence/Museum Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, Visitor Centre/Museonder, Kröller-Müller Museum and the Sculpture Garden the Park forms a unique and (inter)nationally renowned combination of nature, art and architecture."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: We might meet at Amsterdam Centraal Station, in front of Starbucks at 10am. I will come prepared with a RED UMBRELLA and MEETUP SIGN - I don't think we will be difficult to miss!

Train from Amsterdam Centraal (platform 5) to Arnhem: 10:23 -> 11:29

Full day return train fares are E30.60 but, if a few of us have train discount cards, we might share discounted rates among us.

UPDATE: The simplest way of getting train tickets would be to get the 17.50 euro day pass from your local HEMA BEFORE coming to the train stations (thanks Claire for pointing this out!).

From Arnhem station, we can get the no. 9 bus to Schaarsbergen (Koningsweg stop).

For those who might prefer to drive there, we might meet you at the Schaarsbergen entrance at 12:00.

Basic entry into the park is E8.40 per adult (10% discount for groups of at least 20), E16.80 per adult including entry Kröller-Müller Museum.

Basic entry includes free use of the white bicycles to explore the park - which we can do until 22.00hrs :)

Hope to have a great day out - everyone is welcome!

UPDATE: Finally, if there is a drastic change in the weather, I will cancel this event and announce it at ~0830hrs on Sunday. Hope you will understand and be aware.

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  • liz

    Wow! Thanks everyone for the kind messages and photos too – and even more, thanks for coming! It was a pleasure, such a great day, an adventure(!) and lovely to meet you all :) wish you a great week and look forward to seeing you again at the next meetup :)

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Andreia

    It was great fun! Looking forward to the next adventure!

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Venkat

    Fabulous day & wonderful group :) Who arranged the great weather?

    4 · June 2, 2013

  • Mehr M.

    Its was nice group visit:)

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Kasia Ł.

    Thank you all! Liz, great trip! :)

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • bartolomeo

    Very well done liz, this is what i call a nice and social (no commercialy driven) meetup with only nice, interesting and caring people. Let's hope to meet soon again!

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, that was a really cool day yesterday ! Great memories for my first meetup ever ! Thanks everyone and Big THANK to Liz: the so-called BRAIN of the organization ;-)

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think everyone has said it but it was a fantastic day yesterday. Thank you, thank you, thank you Liz for organising this very enjoyable event and to all the rest of you guys for making it fun. I am especially proud of those who made the mad dash for the bus :-) hope to see you soon!!!

    3 · June 3, 2013

  • Zuzana

    Big thanks to organisers, I´ve enjoyed a trip a lot, I like the idea of combining going outdoor and meeting new people at the same time.

    3 · June 2, 2013

  • Octavian

    I really enjoyed this trip! Clearly we were quite lucky on the weather front but also had a great group. ;)

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    It was a great day!!! We enjoyed your company and the beautiful place :) see you next time!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Liz. Its a wonderful day and was very nice meeting you all today..:-)

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • Claire

    Thank you so much for organizing, Liz. Good to see you all:-)

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • Venkat

    I'll be driving down there from Amsterdam Zuid; 2 places left in my car. If anybody wants to join, please send me a mail or reply here.

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Zuzana

      Hi Venkat, still any spot left for me as well?

      June 1, 2013

    • Venkat

      @Ivo: I didnt get your confirmation

      June 2, 2013

  • Venkat

    I am worried that there wont be enough bikes for our group. It's a small entrance (= less bikes), probably the busiest day of the year yet and we are ~50 :) The next bike stall is 10KM walk to Kroller Muller museum :( Let the adventure begin :)

    June 2, 2013

  • Aleksander M.

    Sorry, won't make it. See you next time.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. We can't finally go tomorrow. Have a lot of fun! See u next time!

    June 2, 2013

  • Siddharth

    Hi all.i will be driving down from Amstelveen and have two seats in the car available.. Happy to give a lift - let me know !

    June 2, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry guys, i have to cancel tomorrow. Enjoy the park, guys!!!!!

    June 1, 2013

    • bartolomeo

      too bad sarah . you was one of the big reasons to go:-) see ya next timr@

      June 1, 2013

  • Alan G.

    might join last minute, anybody leaving from amsterdam central?

    June 1, 2013

    • liz

      Hi Alan, we are meeting outside starbacks at Centraal station at 10am. Hopefully see you there.

      June 1, 2013

  • Franco

    Hi Aurore, I'm starting also from Rotterdam, if you want we can make the trip together. I suppose , we are going to take the same train. And even talk in French too. Regards. Franco

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Guys, I'm kind of nerd in here with the HEMA card... Is there any other ways than buying it from internet ? (don't have any NL PIN card to buy it yet online). Thanks for the tip and see you tomorrow !!

      June 1, 2013

    • Claire

      Yes, you can also buy the train tickets in any Hema store, except the ones in a train station

      June 1, 2013

  • Julian

    hi people,
    I read that some people are going to come by train. What time will you be at arnhem station? I'm living in arnhem so i will meet you at the station.

    May 31, 2013

    • liz

      Hi Julian, I was just checking the train/bus times when I received your message. It's fine to meet us at the station - we will arrive at 11.29 and the bus number 9 leaves at 11.36. I suggested to Franco (see below) to meet at the station meeting point when we arrive - so you can look out for him too? Anyhow, I will make sure to look out for you :) see you tomorrow!

      June 1, 2013

    • Claire

      Hi Liz, Julian was asking for a phone number of one of us, maybe you' d like to send her message?

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Liz, I'll meet you by Starbucks in Amsterdam Centraal train station, could you please give me your phone number in case I can't find you?

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Gertjan

      Yea sure! Think we have to since there are no intercity trains

      May 31, 2013

    • Claire

      Ok, see you all on platform 8.

      June 1, 2013

  • Gertjan

    Joining a bit last minute sorry. If anyone want to travel by train from Amsterdam or Haarlem with a reduced fare let me know. I've got a reductioncard for 40%.

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • Zoe W.

      Hi Gertjan, I will go from Amsterdam. Will you also wait at 10am in front of Starbucks?

      May 31, 2013

    • Gertjan

      Hey Zoe. Yes I'll be there.

      1 · May 31, 2013

  • marjolein van v.

    Hi
    Do you already know what you're gonna do over there? I mean are you going picnicking, or going to hike or cycle and if so for how long approx. And will you go to kroller muller or not?
    looking forward for your answers!

    May 27, 2013

    • Venkat

      Another must-see: Stone Sculpture Garden (Apparently, not listed on their website)

      1 · May 28, 2013

    • liz

      Thanks a lot Venkat!

      May 31, 2013

  • Venkat

    For those who are driving, note down the address/GPS coordinates for Schaarsbergen entrance. There's a small car park right at the entrance. Hopefully it is not busy on Sun :)
    Koningsweg[masked] TC Schaarsbergen
    (GPS:[masked] /[masked])
    (GPS: N[masked] E[masked])

    Liz (& others): let's all meet at this car park near the entrance (very close to your bus stop): http://goo.gl/maps/t2kUL

    May 30, 2013

  • Kasia Ł.

    I will go from Zuid to Utrecht and join your train in Utrecht at[masked]

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Kasia Ł.

      Simone, I am changing trains in Utrecht, so neither ticket service nor 10.30 works for me ;) sorry. I have 6 minutes to change trains, so I will be on the platform directly. I will be wearing light blue jacket and I look like on the picture ;-) hope to see you there.

      May 28, 2013

    • Kasia Ł.

      Simone and Liz, I am going with Venkat by car, so I see you in Arnhem.

      1 · May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I bought two NS unlimited day tickets in April. Valid until 23 June 2013. I did not get time to use them till now. Thanks I am using one now :-) . If anyone wants one you can take it from me. I think price was same 17.50 .

    1 · May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok...I will meet you at Amsterdam cs....

      May 27, 2013

    • Andreia

      yes, see you there!

      May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ! I'm David, just arrived in Rotterdam. Would feel really glad joining there for my second week-end here !

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Marie-José D.

    This is a very beautiful area! I would really love to join again, but at the same day we have a kayak-event with The Brabant Adventurers. I wish you all a very pleasant day!

    2 · May 26, 2013

    • liz

      Thanks Marie-Jose!

      May 27, 2013

    • liz

      Thanks Marie-Jose!

      May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going by car so see you there :))

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Claire

    by the way, HEMA has an offer now on train tickets, one can buy a day pass for 17.50

    3 · May 24, 2013

  • Alex S.

    looking forward to this

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Franco

    About train. I don't know if you saw the offer of ns.nl. With 29 euro months you have free travel on the week end. From Friday 6 30 PM to Monday 4 AM. For people that travel something on the week end it's a very good deal. Regards, all

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • liz

      Thanks for sharing Franco :)

      May 21, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    Hi Liz, it s a great idea....I will join from rotterdam with my 15 years old.
    Are you planning a long walk or just biking?
    Is there a place to eat or should we take lunch in backpack?
    See you at the station in Arhem @11h30, maybe at the bus stop nr 9?

    May 21, 2013

  • Franco

    I'll be on the Arnhem station, easy for me.

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • liz

      Hi Franco, sure we can meet you there at 11:29 (on the dot!). I will have to find a way of updating this page on the day if there are Sunday morning train problems.... Look forward to seeing you there.

      May 20, 2013

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