Taste of culture in the surroundings of Molecaten Park Landgoed Ginkelduin

Take nice city walks and discover the region...

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is a princely region with beautiful castles. Nearby are the cities of Amersfoort and Utrecht, where you can enjoy art, culture and culinary delights!

Museums & sights

  • Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo: the national museum for modern and contemporary art, located in National Park De Hoge Veluwe, with the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world: almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. In addition, the museum has one of Europe's largest sculpture gardens with over 160 sculptures by iconic artists.
  • Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn: former royal palace and now a national museum. Also fun for children: the special children's audio tour!
  • Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht: discover this fascinating place about how the train changed the world. With a lifelike station, a theatre, exciting attractions and changing exhibitions and events.
  • Nederlands Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem: In this museum park, the history comes to life. In monuments, authentic objects and true stories. Take a journey through time. From two centuries ago to very recently.
  • Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg: on the spot where the air force was established over 100 years ago, there is now the museum of the Netherlands' military history. Discover the story of the Dutch armed forces through stories, activities and current exhibitions that will stay with you.
  • Kasteel Amerongen in Amerongen: a beautiful 'Huys' from the 17th century. The Huys, the garden and the inventory form a unity that is not often seen in the Netherlands. Amerongen Castle has a rich family history of 700 years. The castle is surrounded by historic gardens and lies at the foot of the picturesque village of Amerongen.
  • Kasteel de Haar in Haarzuilens: the largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands. The medieval castle is characterised by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories that are hidden behind its walls. Kasteel de Haar gives a unique insight into the flamboyant life of the van Zuylen family in the 20th century.
  • Pyramide van Austerlitz in Woudenberg: The woody surroundings are perfect for a beautiful walk. The highlight is undoubtedly the 'Pyramid of Austerlitz', located at the highest point of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and built in 1804 as a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte.

Towns & villages

The cities of Amersfoort and Utrecht, where you can enjoy art, culture and culinary delights, are full of atmosphere and cultural history!

  • Wijk bij Duurstede, Doorn and Rhenen: picturesque places with old farms, galleries, fun shops and fairytale castles.
  • Veenendaal: the shopping city is known for its range of shops and has a nice collection of cafés and restaurants. Extend your visit with a wellness outing or theatre.
  • Amersfoort: the most photogenic city in the Netherlands. The historic city centre is a picture, the terraces are inviting, and around it you will find an inspiring mix of old and new.
  • Utrecht: discover the beautiful city of Utrecht on foot or by sloop and visit the various museums. After a city walk through the centre of Utrecht, you can relax on a terrace at the wharfs along the canal.
  • Arnhem: city of fashion and shopping, offers a great mix of historical locations, the latest fashion trends and nature experiences such as in Burgers' Zoo.