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Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - De Cantharel

Along the A1 motorway. Exit 19 - Hoenderloo



100% of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - De Cantharel.

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Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - de Cantharel is situated close to the beautiful centre of Apeldoorn, the largest city in the 'De Veluwe' area. The hotel is located close to 'De Hoge Veluwe' National Park and is a perfect starting point for a good walk or bike ride. De Veluwe is the largest uninterrupted nature area in the Netherlands, offering an impressive array of flora and fauna.

All rooms are equipped with a spacious bathroom with a bath. The rooms also come with a desk and a safe. The hotel has meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 330 guests in one room. The room can be set up in different ways to accommodate any kind of meeting or function. The hotel's chef can prepare a good and carefully selected buffet or dinner. And guests can make use of the hotel's gym for some sporty recreation.

The hotel has built a stables complex featuring 12 first class stables, a meadow, a grooming area and a spacious outdoor trough, making it an ideal location for both rider and horse! The hotel offers a spa & beauty centre, 'The White Door', because who doesn't want to unwind after a long day? The spa consists of two floors. The ground floor features attractive salons, where you can opt for a relaxing massage or another type of treatment from the 'Spa Menu'. The first floor features a footbath, sauna, Turkish steam bath, wonderful showers and cooling facilities for after your sauna, after which you can relax on one of the heated waterbeds. The fitness and wellness area can be used for free, the treatments are available at a charge.


Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - de Cantharel lies within a short distance of 'De Hoge Veluwe' National Park, a woody environment with no less than 37,000 acres of woods as your backyard.The hotel is surrounded by kilometres of bridle paths. Special horse riding routes run through the woods, including the Veluwe Trail. This well-known route passes within a stone's throw of the hotel. In short: the ideal place for an unforgettable trip through the woods, across the heaths or the vast sand drifts, which can still be found on the Veluwe. The Kröller-Müller Museum is very easy to reach from the hotel as it lies in the middle of the national park. The Apenheul monkey zoo and the Julianatoren theme park can also be found within easy reach.

Food and Drink

An extensive breakfast buffet is available on Monday to Friday from 06:30 until 10:30, and at weekends from 07:00 until 11:00. Enjoy the chef's specialities served in the restaurant. Buffets and dinners can also be arranged for small or larger groups.

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Number of rooms



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from 00:00 until 11:00

Important information

An overnight stay with your horse is only possible on request. A stable at the horse hotel costs €30 per night. This includes straw, hay and horse feed. If your horse only makes use of the pasture, a stay will cost €10 per night including horse feed.

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: One child aged 3 or under can stay in the parents' room for free, provided that no additional bed is required. Cots are available for €7.50 per night. In all room types except for the suite, an extra bed can be added to your room; on request and at a surcharge of €20 per night. / On request

  • Cot

  • Internet

    Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Free Car Park

    Free parking is available at the hotel.

  • Electric car charging point

  • Pets

    Pets are allowed: Pets are allowed on request, and only in a Standard Room with a patio. / On request

  • 24-hour reception

  • Air conditioning

  • Dry Cleaners / On request

  • Family Rooms

  • Fax/Copy machine (€ ,10 per item per day)

  • Garden

  • Groups / On request

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Luggage storage

  • Meeting/Function Room

  • Room service (€ 7,50 per item per day)

  • Ticket service

  • Bicycles
  • Bike rental: On request it is possible to rent a normal bicycle for €10.00 per bicycle per day and an electric bicycle for €25.00 per bicycle per day. / On request

  • Bike shed

  • Electric bike charging point

  • Spa/Gym
  • Spa Facilities: The brand new wellness garden is a soothing, green oasis. From the hotel you walk directly into this private garden with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, relaxation areas, small sauna’s and outdoor showers. Both inside and outside you can find comfortable sun beds and seats at the fireplace. For a relaxing steam bath or beauty treatment, choose the hotel's indoor spa.

  • Sunshower

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 17,50 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch (€ 11,00 per person per day)

  • Restaurant

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.


    Disabled rooms: On request / On request

    General information
  • Function room

  • Green Key certificate

  • Honeymoon Suite

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    Reviewed by 31 guests

    100% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Young couples juni 2017

    Would be nice if there is small fridge

    Great location near the forest

    We stayed for two nights, we got the old building room with small balcony. No fridge in the room which is actually standard thing to have especialy for 4 stars hotel. Sink was leaking as well. Overall quality should be improved for the old building side.


    Herman Bracke
    Older couples mei 2016

    vriendelijke staff, mooie kamer met open badkamer. Lekker gegeten a la carte en ook eens het buffet ontbijt dik in orde, alles was aanwezig goed gelegen om met de fiets door de veluwe te rijden, prachtig. Wij hadden onze fietsen mee, en konden perfect in de fietsstalling. 6 km fietsen tot het centrum van Apeldoorn.

    niks, of misschien de prijs extra voor het ontbijt.


    Albert Brouwer
    Travelling alone februari 2016

    Poor parking arrangement for hotelcustomers

    Réception nice and efficient, even apologetic about the parking mess Food,both roomservice and breakfast

    HotelcustoPmers are lumped in with conference visitors. In my case I had to park in the snow in a field behind the hotel. Pull two pièces of luggaga along a nonexisting trail, finally to be taken care of by a waiter of the diningroom who connected me with the reception. Thank You I have no serious tips for future guest, BUT MANAGEMENT SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MESS. MAYBE BY CREATING AN HOTEL CUSTOMER PARKING ACCESSABLE WITH A CODE TO BE RECEIVED AT BOOKING. Or whatever, you sma

    “My tip: Arrive at 11h30, secure a parking spot, have lunch, rent a bike if you don t have one. Come back at 17h00 and check in. Have a tea or a whisky or whatever is your vice. You may be surprised, but I love it there.”


    Sophia Janson
    Older couples september 2015


    The location is very close the de Hoge Veluwe. We also loved that you can walk right out the back door and have wonderful walks through the. woods. Having the stables next door and seeing the beautiful horses adds to the experience. We love seeing the large vegetable garden behind the hotel where the kitchen gets their fresh produce. The restaurant was outstanding. The breakfast was the best we have ever had in a hotel



    Marco Pilenga
    Travelling alone februari 2014

    Very good hotel and service I recomend it

    service, friendness from the reception and all staff

    beauty center closed


    Young couples september 2013

    A good choice for a peaceful stay close to nature.

    If you are interested in a peaceful location to be your starting point for a biking/walking tour of the veluwe, then this id a great choice. Excellent facilities, spacious rooms, reasonable prices, and friendly staff.

    No particular negative points.


    Friends juli 2013

    Excellent spacious hotel set in some beautiful woodland area.

    Beautiful terrace to sit out in the nice weather.


    Older couples juni 2013

    Enjoyed stay, good food,nice room dark curtains.

    Great atmosphere, good food,enjoyed our stay

    single doonas on double bed


    Young couples april 2013

    Friendly hotel with a good buffet.

    The restaurant had a really good buffet and the price was right for it. The second room we got in was really huge. The roomservice lady payed good attention that she wouldn't hurt one of our exploring cat's when she cleared the 3th bed.

    The first room we got into had dogpee on the wall next to the door and that smelled really bad (no idea how cleaning could have overlooked that). But luckely we got a 3 person room when we complained about it. 10 euro per cat you bring per night is a little high priced in my opinion.

    “My tip: If you want to bring pets, choose the rooms with a balconny or terras, the cheapest once aren't allowed for pet's.”


    Lopes- ten Donkelaar
    Older couples december 2012

    Fijn hotel met vriendelijk personeel, waar je lekker kunt eten.

    mooie kamer, vriendelijke personeel, prachtige lokatie

    te weinig kastruimte, te weinig licht in toilet, chaotische omgeving ivm vele familie aangelegenheden met kerst.


    Older couples april 2012


    warme atmosfeer

    “My tip: no”


    Older couples januari 2012

    Goed hotel in prachtige omgeving

    goede prijs/kwaliteit verhouding

    bij reservering in restaurant bleek dat we vlak bij een kassa zaten, hoogst onaangenaam. De medewerkers boeken daar al hun bestellingen en staan dus met elkaar te kwetteren. Men zou er goed aan doen om dus geen tafels zo dichtbij deze plek te situeren. Vervolgens is het dus een heel gedoe om wel een geschikt plekje te krijgen en vind ik niet dat het personeel dat op een vriendelijke manier doet.

    “My tip: Jazeker. Bij reservering in het restaurants altijd goed overleggen waar je wilt zitten! Denk aan de irritante kassa die overal in het restaurant staan. En bij drukte je niet laten afschepen in de lobby een drankje te doen want uiteindelijk is er voldoende plaats om in de brasserie achter de lobby even iets te drinken .”


    Margaret Groome
    Families with young children september 2010

    Great hotel for family great family size rooms

    It was great to find a hotel with a family room, its not always easy to find this.

    I would like the cost to include breakfast at least for the children.


    Olof Persson
    Travelling alone mei 2010

    Noise experience

    Warm welcoming lobby

    I lived in 113 - there was an air conditioning "pump" or engine outside my window making noises all night.


    Bo Christensen
    Travelling alone april 2010

    Not enough value for money

    Good value for money in restaurant.

    Very poor connection on wireless internet in the room.


    Older couples april 2010

    Not my favorite Valk hotel.

    Convenient to a major highway.

    Needs some healthy choices on the menu in the restaurant. Rooms need to be redecorated and upgraded. Hotel is not located in Apeldoorn but Ede as indicated by brochure and internet. Service upon registration was non-existent.


    Marc Zablowsky
    Travelling alone februari 2010

    It did not took al long time to change the room and everyone was very friendly.

    The bed has not been made in the room and had to change the room. The window has also been open.


    M.D. Davis
    Friends februari 2010

    Very pleasant and welcoming

    Very accomodating. Initially the room we were allocated was too small and cold; without hesitation we were moved to a more appealing room of the standard we had come to expect from our previous five stays at the hotel

    Two levels to the hotel from the old style rooms which are still very good, to the new build which have very stylish accomodation . Introduction of the buffet was good but became a bit of a "scrum" to get the food you wanted - would have been better to have more chefs live cooking to cater for peoples desires! Downstairs bar area needed more chairs and smelt of old socks, but after enough alcholhol you got used to it!!!!


    David Keight
    Other februari 2010

    Good hotel, excellent rooms.

    Food excellent, especially evening menu. Room very large and modern, excellent shower. No noise from adjoining rooms, or even the nearby A1 road. Very clean, and welcoming hotel. It has a strange layout with easiest access to some rooms via the restaurant.

    No easy access via public transport.


    Jeffrey Andersen
    Young couples oktober 2009

    Varied standards in the "standard room"

    The hotel is cosy and the bathroom of a standard room is very nice. It is so neatly designed that you feel like spending the night in there.

    The pictures on the website do not match the rooms. There is a HUGE difference between what is presented to one, and what is actually offered. The interior design of the double standard room, varies in quality. Old wooden closets seem out of place with other parts of the room, especially the bathroom. Also, the two single beds in a standard room have weels that cannot be locked, meaning if you are a couple sleeping in the beds, you will roll apart if you move to much. There is no information about the interior arrangements of the rooms you order through


    A.A. Merks
    Families with young children september 2009

    Uitstekend hotel!!

    Zeer luxe, sfeervol en vooral keurig ingericht hotel. Zeer ruime (familie) kamer, alles brandschoon.

    Geen! Uitstekend hotel!


    Nicole Brokamp
    Families with young children februari 2009

    Great breakfast


    HERZOG Roland
    Older couples februari 2009

    De Cantharel needs to be renewed, renovated

    good restaurant

    unclean floors at side entrance, building site with rubbish on ground. Hotel an rooms pretty old, needs renovaiton urgently!


    Mr Allen Rout
    Older couples juli 2008

    Easy access from motorway

    Access to rooms through restaurant


    A. F. Wilcox
    Older couples mei 2008

    Parking. Food. Convenience for travel.

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    Van Golsteinlaan 20, 7339GT Apeldoorn