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A day away

Recreation area ERKEMEDERSTRAND is the geographical center of the Netherlands and provides a lot of connection with fun activities. On this page you can find many different activities. So you will be prepared for some extra fun while your on a holiday.

If you have any questions about activities that aren’t in this list, do not hasitate to ask our employees. They would love to tell you more about it.

Apenheul Apeldoorn

Apenheul opened with large primates in 1971. This was soon folowed by great apes living on cerverly designed islands. This was a revolutionary for man and animal alike.

Visitors can meet de primates directly, living in a natural environment where they can be themselves.

The primates at Apenheul act as ambassadors for their wild relatives. Our goal here is to pass on the love for nature.

Burgers Zoo

 Burgers zoo got a completely covered playground in the form of a South and Cental American jungle village consisting a pile of dwellings. With the design we did not just think of the small kids, but also of de parents and grandparents.

At this zoo you can visit many places, you will be traveling through the desert, the ocean, over the safari and mangroves

For more information visit www.burgerszoo.com

DierenPark Amersfoort

 In the middle of the forest in Amersfoort, about 25 minute drive from the ERKEMEDERSTRAND, live rhinos, monkeys, tigers and many more animals that you can view up close.

Dierenpark Amersfoort is named the most child-friendly Zoo of the Netherlands. They also have a rope bridge route through the trees, over the bears, through the aviary and over the hyena pen.

For more information you can visit: www.dierenparkamersfoort.nl


 In Dolfinarium Harderwijk, you will come across many different animals of the sea, like the bottlenose dolphines, walruses, seals, sea lions, fish and other marine animals and the porpoise.

You can watch all different kind of shows, and enjoy yourself all day long.

For more information you can visit www.dolfinarium.nl/en

Fun Forest Almere

Adventure Park Fun Forest Almere is open from March until October,.

In the adventure park you get around by using ropes, ladders, bridges and zip lining through the forest. The adventure park has 5 courses ranging between 4 and 15 meters above the ground. The different levels of difficulty per course make it possible for all ages to participate.


This nature reserve is laid out on the nutrient/rich and damp clay soil of Flevoland. The result is an noteowrthy forest, that looks aged despite the young age. The forest is filled with wild plants and animals. Ever since Natuurmonumenten took over the management, the forest is getting all the possibility to grow as a big forest wit a wide diversity of trees.

Do you want more information?
Go to www.natuurmonumenten.nl/harderbos (in Dutch) or you can get the information at the VVV I-spoit at the reception of the ERKEMEDERSTRAND.

Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen

 Ouwehands Zoo has another exciting attraction: The Bear Forest Expedition! An unique experience involving the brown bears and wolves. In the Bear Forest, brown bears which were formerly mistreated now live a carefree life. They share a two-hectare wooded plot with the wolves.

Gorilla Adventure: Wind your way through the massive cervice, descend into the old mine shaft deep underground and experience an exiting adventure among the gorillas

For more information look on: www.ouwehand.nl