( Listen? / I ) Apeldoorn is a city in the Netherlands. It is the regional center of the Veluwe in the province of Gelderland. Related to the Apeldoorn area is the third largest municipality in the Netherlands (after Noordoostpolder and Midden- Drenthe). In December 2010, the city had about 138,000 inhabitants, the municipality has 157 282 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013). The construction of the new district Zonnehoeve and Zuidbroek the city will in the years to grow to approximately 170,000 inhabitants.


The municipal area includes Assel, Beekbergen, Beemte - Broekland, Engeland, Groenendaal, Hoenderloo, Hoog Buurlo, Hoog Soeren, Hooilanden, Klarenbeek (part of), Lieren, Loenen, Nieuw- Milligen, Oosterhuizen, Radio Kootwijk, Uddel, Ugchelen Wenum Wiesel, Woudhuizen and Zilven. The italic type are the most important villages around Apeldoorn.

Apeldoorn is a green city with a few skyscrapers and many detached houses.


Apeldoorn 793 was first mentioned. In the Middle Ages was at a place in the woods, who was now "Het Herenhul " is spoken right. A small forest path between Apeldoorn and Beekbergen therefore still called " Richtersweg ". In 1689 was William III. , Governor of the Netherlands and King of England, build the Summer Palace Het Loo. Since then, more members of the House of Orange have lived in Apeldoorn to Het Loo was rededicated after the death of Queen Wilhelmina in a museum. This circumstance and location were from about 1850 Hague reason for many state officials and other people in Apeldoorn to buy a villa or apartment with small garden. This Apeldoorn spread from a farming village to a residential city with many parks from.

The clear, clean streams, called blow up the spot, since the 18th century promoted the settlement of the paper industry and laundries.

The Second World War also left Apeldoorn not affected. It was a center of pressure resistance of leaves. The Jewish psychiatric hospital was evacuated by the Nazis and almost all the inhabitants died in the concentration camps. On 17 April 1945, the exemption was made.

After 1960 Apeldoorn quickly developed into the present prosperity and scope. In 1968 the Theological University Apeldoorn was founded. The government's decision, many authorities - such as the tax office - to move out of the crowded west in smaller cities, abolished in Apeldoorn many new jobs and made the construction of many homes and neighborhoods in need.

By Amokfahrt on Koninginnedag 2009 eight people, including the offender himself died, several people were injured. The perpetrators wanted to ride during the parade festivities with his small car into the bus of the royal family, but lost control of his vehicle before that came on a monument after impact to a halt.


The central location has many service companies, government agencies and large commercial enterprises caused to settle in Apeldoorn. These include insurance companies, the Dutch land registry office, some departments of the tax authority (among other EDP ), several clinics (also in Beekbergen ), paper wholesalers, laundries and a home for juvenile offenders ( Hoenderloo ). There are also industry, among others, metal goods, breads and cakes, paper and machinery. Here is the shipping headquarters of Apple Inc. for Central Europe. In the town of Apeldoorn, there are a total of 92 294 jobs. Tourism is also very important. There are several hotels and campsites in the community.

The city is located on the German - Dutch holiday road Orange Route.


  • Apeldoorn is far beyond the limits known for the Palace Het Loo, where lived until 1962 members of the Dutch royal family. Surrounded by a Baroque- style park, big woods surrounded palace is now a museum.
  • The Hoge Veluwe National Park is located between Hoenderloo, southwest of the city, and Ede.
  • In a park west of the city, the zoo Apenheul where only monkeys live, which are usually held in direct contact with the visitors is located.
  • The Julianatoren ( " Julianaturm " ) is a small amusement park.
  • In the center of Apeldoorn is a museum of modern art called CODA ( Cultuur Onder Dak Apeldoorn), often also shows works by German artists.


Apeldoorn is located on the motorways Zwolle, Arnhem (A 50) and Amsterdam - Hengelo (A 1) -Osnabrück - Berlin, which intersect at Beekbergen.


The city has a main station on the railway line Amsterdam / Utrecht Deventer -Osnabrück Berlin. Since December 2006 it holds the international train to Osnabrück / Hannover / Berlin. On December 10, 2006, two new small stations were opened in the east of the city: Apeldoorn De Maten (on the line to Zutphen ) and Apeldoorn Osseveld on the line to Deventer.

Station Apeldoorn Osseveld

Station Apeldoorn De Maten


East of the city center, Omnisportcentrum, a large sports complex for different sports with a hall for volleyball players of PZ / Dynamo was opened in 2008. There, the track world championships were held in 2011.

In Apeldoorn, there are three sports clubs who play at the highest level, two volleyball teams and a football club.

  • Volleyball The women's team Dros / Alterno plays in the Dutch Eredivisie ( volleyball). The men's team Piet Zoomers / Dynamo plays in the Eredivisie ( Eredivisie ).
  • Football AGOVV Apeldoorn plays since the 2003/2004 season in the Eerste divisie ( second division ) of the Dutch professional football.

Apeldoorn is also known as the setting for two running sporting events and a march event: The Midwinter Marathon has been held since 1974 in January or February and from 1984 to 2007 was an internationally renowned 24 - hour run instead .. Every year the four- day march from Apeldoorn ( Apeldoorn Vierdaagse ) instead, which is organized by the Dutch migrant Sports Federation NCA.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923), German - Dutch physicist
  • Wilhelmina (1880-1962), former Queen of the Netherlands
  • Arend Lijphart ( b. 1936 ), Dutch - American political scientist
  • Anna Absolon (* 1938), German politician
  • Ed Starink ( born 1952 ), Dutch composer and music producer
  • Peter Bosz ( born 1963 ), former football player (including Feyenoord Rotterdam and Hansa Rostock)
  • Stephan Brenninkmeijer (born 1964 ), film director and producer
  • Demy de Zeeuw ( b. 1983 ), football player