VeluwezoomEllecom is part of a string of villages lying between the edge of the Veluwe and the IJssel Landscape. The Veluwezoom is a National Park of 5000 hectares and is one of the largest contiguous nature areas of the Netherlands. The landscape is very diversified with hills, heaths, woods and sand dunes and has a huge variety of plants and animals. Partly under the influence of the IJssel the soil in this area is very fertile. Therefor there is an abunbance of farms/nurseries and country estates in the Veluwezoom.
Villa Vredehoek is an ideal starting point for a great many walking and cycle routes including the "Royaal Rheden cycling-route" which includes the various castles like Rosendael and Middachten. You easily determine your own route by using the unique numbered 'cycle-junction-system'. There is something for young and old, experienced and less experienced nature lovers will always find something to enjoy and admire.
Hoge VeluweOnce in the neighborhood, a visit to the internationally known National Park De Hoge Veluwe with the Kröller Müller Museum is not to be missed. Although both parks are part of a larger whole, the differences are remarkable.
CultureWithin a short distance are the towns of Doesburg with its historical centre and Bronckhorst which has been restored in its old glory. Doesburg as well as Zutphen located at the IJsselriver are old medieval Hanzestad-cities. Hanzestad-cities were a group of cities from Germany, The Netherlands and Poland connected with each other through several rivers. In 16th and 17th century these cities were centerpoints of trade.
ArnhemArnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland in East Netherlands. The town boasts a wide and varied range of museums – including ones on art, water, wine and history - as well as major attractions such as Burgers’ Zoo, the Dutch Open-air Museum and the Airborne Museum. Arnhem has been one of the 10 most attractive shopping areas in the Netherlands for years, boasting a range of large chain stores and little clothes shops.
RelaxationThe interest in saunas and beauty resorts is still growing. Within a radius of 30 km around Ellecom you will find 'Thermen Bussloo', 'Healtspa Ryokan' in Zutphen, 'Sanadome' in Nijmegen and 'Veluwse Bron' in Vaassen.
Tip: more photos of the surroundings you will find in our photobook.