Hoenderloo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦundərloː]) is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Most of the village is part of the municipality of Apeldoorn, but a small part belongs to the municipality of Ede, among which the hamlet Hoog Baarlo.
Heldring Church in 2006
The village is located in the Southern part of the Veluwe and close to the national park Hoge Veluwe and the Deelerwoud. It is a very touristic village, with a large number of camping sites, recreation parks, restaurants, hotels and shops.
Hoenderloo dates back to the 19th century. During his travels the vicar Ottho Heldring stumbled upon the remote village and decided to invest in the village by building a well, a school and several years later, also a church.
Around this time, a predecessor of the current Hoenderloo Group, at that time an institution for underprivileged boys, was founded. The current incarnation of this institution is still referred to as “The Boys House”, although it is not only for boys anymore.
Sports and recreationEdit
The village is located along the European hiking route E11, locally known as the Marskramerpad or Handelsweg. The E11 runs all the way from Den Haag to the east, at the present time all the way to the border between Poland and Lithuania. The town's football club is s.v. Beatrix.
- Hoenderloo.nl (in Dutch)