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The Achterhoek is a region in Gelderland, Netherlands. It is one of, if not the least densely populated area of the Netherlands. You can find lots of nature here.


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  • Although not an official rule, cyclists expect to have priority in trafic in this part of the Netherlands.


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Arnhem is the railway gateway to the Achterhoek. From Arnhem Central Station, Arriva runs a train line through all of the Achterhoek, finishing in Winterswijk.

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  • Visit the flower parade in Lichtenvoorde or Winterswijk both in September.
  • Visit the carnival in Groenlo, but don't expect celebrations like in the Southern Netherlands, it's celebrated smaller and simpler here.
  • Cycle or hicke trough forest and fields.
  • Visit the lighted boats event in Bredevoort called 'Bredevoort Schitterd' [1]
  • Visit the 'Zwarte Cross', a rock-pop music festival and motor cycle event
  • At Eastern go to Paaspop in Ziewent or visit the eastern fires in rural areas

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