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Historic hunting lodge of the Kröller-Müller family

Historic hunting lodge of the Kröller-Müller family
After visiting Arnhem and Huis Bergh castle earlier, we were on our way back to Amsterdam when Chris asked me if I'd like to visit a national park along the way. I do love nature, but don't like bothering or imposing on friends, so I hesitated, but Chris insisted that it was no trouble at all, so off we went to another place: Nationale Park de Hoge Veluwe!

Nationale Park de Hoge Veluwe was founded by industrialist Anton Kröller and his wife Helene Kröller-Müller in 1909, who used their own funds to acquire 55 km² (5,400 hectares) of woodland, marshland, heath and drifting sand dunes as their private nature reserve. In the 1930s, the management of the private nature reserve was handed to a government agency.

The Kröller-Müller family also commissioned famous architect H. P. Berlage to build a hunting lodge called Jachthuis Sint-Hubertus (built between 1915 and 1920). This is no ordinary hunting lodge, it's an imposing house with a prominent viewing tower. Today, the national park De Hoge Veluwe still sits on private land and relies on admission fees for its upkeep, but also receives some government funding.

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That will be a lot of stairs to climb!
22 months ago.