Apeldoorn is one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands. Its charm and lively inner city are enjoyed by a young and sports-minded population.
The city of Apeldoorn is situated in the Veluwe, the largest low-land nature reserve in north-western Europe. The area consists of woods and heathlands and is a popular destination with tourists, who visit the area for its excellent hiking and cycling. Its space and tranquility make Apeldoorn one of the most popular Dutch cities to live in.
The Dutch royal family has always had close ties with Apeldoorn, which is home to the stately Het Loo Palace, the former summer residence of the Dutch Royal family. The palace was built by William III of Orange in the seventeenth century. Today, the palace and its gardens are a national museum and open to the public.
Apeldoorn is arguably the most volleyball-minded city in the Netherlands. Volleyball club Dynamo’s men’s and women’s teams are in the top national divisions and have produced many of the country’s internationals. Examples include FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015 Tournament Director Bas van de Goor and Dutch beach volleyball legends Richard Schuil and Reinder Nummerdor.
All matches in Apeldoorn will be played on Market Square. A temporary stadium with a capacity of 2,000 seats will be erected on the atmospheric square in the city centre.
Market Square is overlooked by the modern town hall and is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. Apeldoorn will stage 35 pool matches, eight round of 32 matches, two round of 16 matches and four quarterfinals.
The stadium is an easy ten minute walk from Apeldoorn central train station and for spectators coming by car, a parking is situated below the Market Square.