24-27 OCTOBER, 2022

See the best of Apeldoorn by bike

With the advantages of flat landscape, mild climate, short distances and wonderful infrastructure, the Netherlands is a perfect place for scenic cycling regardless of your fitness level or riding experiences. It is no surprise that the nation has more bikes than its habitants. Hence, if you want to immerse yourself in Dutch culture and get to know more about its stories, there is no better way than grabbing a bike and explore it in this way, especially around Apeldoorn.

Top cycling routes in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands 

In Apeldoorn, a map is freely available at the VVV tourist office in CODA and at the reception desk of the City Hall. There are many cycling routes in Apeldoorn that you can find here. Below are the main cycling activities in and around the city:

De Hoge Veluwe National Park: Enjoy the site-seeing when cycling in one of the biggest parks in the Netherlands. There are also extra activities such as shopping, fishing, camping and restaurants for you to stop by in the middle of your ride. More about the park can be found on its official website.

City tour and weekend market: Every Saturday, there is a weekend market right at the heart of Apeldoorn City which offers you opportunities for shopping, architecture, and culture with lots of foods, cafés, and restaurants to enjoy. More about the market’s working hours and other city activities can be found here.

How to get a bike in Apeldoorn

To take scenic cycling through the city like a real local, it is necessary to prepare yourself with a bike here in the Netherlands.  

One of the easiest ways for you to rent a bike is to contact your hotel receptionists who are more than helpful in not only renting you a bike but also giving you a city map and its surroundings. This way is convenient but may be costly.   

Another way to rent a bike is through OV-fiets which is a convenient rental bicycle service run by the Dutch national train company NS. Please kindly note that you need to buy an OV-Chipkaarts, which can be found in supermarkets and convenience stores. Download the free OV-fiets season ticket to your personal OV-chipkaart and you can immediately rent an OV-fiet for a cost of € 4.15 up to 24 hours.  You can learn more about renting a bike on NS website.