B&B Harderwijk

    101 Bed and Breakfasts in and around Harderwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands

    Your stay in a B&B Harderwijk

    Stroll along the picturesque harbour, discover the historic city centre and pedal through the beautiful landscapes of the Veluwe. Delight in these treasures at B&B Harderwijk, a gem nestled by Lake Veluwe, rich in Hanseatic heritage and natural splendour.

    Discover the Hanseatic city

    Formerly located on the Zuiderzee, Harderwijk, thanks to land reclamation, now borders the beautiful Lake Veluwe. The town centre has abundant history as well as the (inter)nationally renowned Dolfinarium. Along with the town hall and tourist information centre, built in 1837, you’ll find the Grote Kerk from the 14th/15th century and the medieval town wall with the Vischpoort and Smeepoort town gates. Admire the historic harbour district with the De Hoop windmill and lose yourself shopping in the charming streets off Donkerstraat.

    Visit the Vibrant Veluwe

    Nestled by Lake Veluwe, Harderwijk is a haven separated from the Ijsselmeer through the construction of a dam. This freshwater lake is a hub for water sports, boasting several beaches and sunbathing spots. Surrounded by Veluwe’s nature reserve, it offers extensive hiking and cycling paths through forests and heaths. Just 40 km away, De Hoge Veluwe National Park houses the Kröller-Müller Museum, famed for its Van Gogh trove and one of Europe’s grandest sculpture gardens.

    The Hanseatic League and more

    During the Middle Ages, a formidable coalition of trading hubs flourished for nearly four centuries. This alliance, known as the Dutch Hanseatic League, was instrumental in the growing prosperity of its member cities through the free exchange of goods. The appeal of these influential cities also attracted celebrated painters, architects, poets and philosophers. Today, the architectural grandeur of Zwolle and Deventer, with their majestic patrician houses, and Kampen, with its characteristic manor houses, stand as testaments to the affluence of that period. In 1980, a bid was made to revive the Hanseatic League in Europe in order to revitalise the rich cultural legacy.

    Best time to visit

    No matter the season, Bed and Breakfast Harderwijk offers a delightful experience. In good weather, you could meander along the beach boulevard, pausing to relax on one of the many inviting restaurant terraces. Or why not spend a few hours on the city beach? On cloudier days, the town still buzzes with activity; you can amble through the eclectic shops, delve into history at a museum, or marvel at the Church of Our Lady. The winter months weave their own magic, with twinkling lights and an ice rink transforming the market square. The compact nature ensures everything is a short walk from any B&B Harderwijk, making it a breeze to discover the city’s charms on foot.

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    The area around Harderwijk is dotted with places and sights worth seeing, which will add variety to your trip. The Veluwemeer Aqueduct stands out as an engineering marvel—a 19-metre-wide navigable canal. Nearby, the southern beach island and the Veluwe beach resort in Elburg beckon with their serene settings, perfect for unwinding. For water sport enthusiasts, the Veluwemeer is a haven for surfing, boating or SUPing - be sure to plan a stopover on one of the islands where you can moor. Apeldoorn, boasting the longest shopping street in the Netherlands, has a regal history as the home of the Dutch royal family for three centuries. Today, the Palais Het Loo, transformed into a national museum, is nestled amidst exquisite heathlands and woodlands. Countless cycling and walking routes crisscross the region, combining beautiful nature with art, such as the Hoge Veluwe & Art Cycle Route. And if your itinerary allows, consider a detour to Amsterdam, a beloved European capital celebrated for its iconic canals.