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Top Choice Park in Hoge Veluwe National Park

Hoge Veluwe National Park

A visit to Hoge Veluwe easily fills an entire day. Highlights include scenic cycling and hiking through pine forests and past unexpected open-drift sand dunes, and gorging on Van Gogh masterpieces in world-class Krö…
Top Choice Museum in Hoge Veluwe National Park

Kröller-Müller Museum

Nestled between trees, this striking museum has works by some of the greatest painters of several centuries, from Bruyn the Elder to Picasso. Its Van Gogh collection rivals that of the artist's namesake museum in Am…
Top Choice Museum in Oosterbeek

Airborne Museum Hartenstein

Inside a 19th-century, primrose-yellow mansion used by both the British and the Germans as HQ during Operation Market Garden, this much-visited museum does a good job of laying out this disastrous mission and puttin…
Top Choice International in Nijmegen

Fresca

With a pretty terrace overlooking a tree-shaded square and an all-day menu bursting with fresh homemade salads, super-food bowls and imaginative cakes, Fresca lures a savvy local crowd. Bread is organic with a glute…
Top Choice Seafood in Arnhem

De Zilte Zeemeermin

Hollandse Nieuwe or soused herrings (lightly brined, raw, young herrings), herring sandwiches, gerookte meervalfilet (smoked catfish fillet), oven-baked clams and freshly shucked oysters served with a variety of tan…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Nijmegen

Demain

Seemingly famed far and wide for its expertly shaken craft cocktails, Demain (French for 'tomorrow') is a fantastic spot to begin or end an evening out. It has a buzzing pavement terrace on Nijmegen's oldest shoppin…
Top Choice Bar in Zwolle

Stads Strand Zwolle

Two huge potted palm trees herald the entrance to this pop-up beach bar, inside an industrial container by the canal. Striped deckchairs lounge on golden sand by the water's edge and there's baby-blue and soft-grey …
Top Choice Dutch in Nijmegen

De Hemel

This youthful bistro, at home in the historic Commanderie van St Jan, cooks up all-day food, including a stylish high tea, shared dinner plates and tempting between-meal snacks to accompany the 12 home-brewed beers …
Top Choice European in Hoge Veluwe National Park

Cèpes

With parasol-shaded terrace overlooking flowery gardens and grassy fields beyond, this on-trend contemporary address is particularly delightful in warm weather. Chef Robert Hartelman sources his fresh, organic produ…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Zwolle

Dogtails

'Fancy hotdogs and original cocktails' is the driver of this uber-hip bar and eatery on fashionable Gasthuisplein. Craft cocktails (€7.50 to €10) are listed by pre-drooglegging (prohibition), post-drooglegging and d…