The perfect day out, whatever the weather

If you’re not sure what to do today or tomorrow, simply take a look outside or check the forecast to align your plans with the weather conditions, just like the Dutch do. Here are our tips for a perfect day out, come rain or shine!

Sunny but not hot: a culinary bike ride

On a warm sunny day, nothing beats exploring the green countryside by bike. And it’s even better when you can stop off along the way to enjoy some delicious seasonal specialities! You can follow a culinary cycle route in and around Apeldoorn. There’s a 45-kilometre option including three stops: for coffee and a snack, for lunch and then for an evening meal at the end. And if you opt for the 55-kilometre route, you stop for a tasty bite to eat a total of five times. Yum…

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Cloudy with a chance of showers: the sauna

The Dutch weather doesn’t always go according to plan. But that’s no problem because the sauna is a great place to completely chill out, even on a rainy day. If you want the full-on Finnish experience, you should head to Sauna Drôme in Putten. Its traditional saunas are even situated in countryside that is reminiscent of Finland, featuring pine trees, woodland lakes and roaming deer.

If you’re looking for special spa treatments, Thermen Bussloo in Voorst is the place to be. You can completely relax and unwind with a range of Hammam scrubs, music rituals or Kailash ceremonies in all their aromatic glory. Besides that, there is a wide choice of saunas and pools. You’ll have forgotten all about the grey clouds in no time!

Dry with a hint of sunshine: Kröller-Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum is situated at the heart of the De Hoge Veluwe National Park. It is home to the world’s second-largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including his ‘Café Terrace at Night’ featuring a characteristic Van Gogh night sky, many landscape paintings from his time in France and even a self-portrait. It’s a true feast for the eyes. The museum also houses major works by Monet, Picasso, Mondrian and more.

But you can visit a museum in all kinds of weather, of course, so why does it need to be dry? The answer: so you can explore the Kröller-Müller’s sculpture garden too. At 25 hectares it is one of the biggest in Europe and features 160 works by well-known names from the world of modern sculpture.

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