Discover Benelux | East of the Netherlands | Gelderland Highlights
The private villa.
The four seasons of a fairytale estate TEXT: ELLA PUT | PHOTOS: HET ROODE KOPER
With various monumental buildings, a private villa, a Michelin-star restaurant and a beautiful new Poolhouse, the historic estate of Het Roode Koper promises to be one of the best getaways in the Benelux. Whether the estate is adorned in golden autumn colours or covered in crispy white snow, guests always feel like they are walking straight into a romantic fairy tale as soon as they enter the gates of the monumental estate Het Roode Koper. Just an hour away from Amsterdam, situated on The Veluwe, the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands, one can find the ultimate relaxation in the beautiful hotel or in the luxurious private villa on the estate. This sun-drenched villa, with its own suites, living room, garden and several terraces, overlooks the mesmerising forest. On top of that, a private chef will serve you the most delicious meals at the villa as well. Feeling at home whilst enjoying all the luxuries of a hotel: that is exactly what Het Roode Koper offers its guests. Built in 1912 by aristocrat and former command-
er of the Dutch East Indies, Count Van Limburg-Stirum, the estate became a hotel in 1947 and has been in the family for three generations. Each time of the year promises to be a true joy at the historic estate, which is close to hotspots such as the royal Het Loo Palace and De Hoge Veluwe National Park with the Kröller-Müller Museum. From the hotel you can walk or cycle straight into the beautiful nature surrounding the estate. Specially guided tours through the forest, by bike or by foot, will lead you to beautiful hidden places where the staff are more than happy to provide you with a picnic. On colder days, unwind with a good book by the fireplace in the hotel’s cosy lounge. Guests will love a day of relaxing at The Poolhouse, the newly renovated heated outdoor swimming pool complete with a restaurant and bar serving delicious cocktails and fine summer dishes. Meanwhile, sporty types will appreciate the tennis court or the possibility to go horse riding in the forest. Excellent food is served at the estate’s Michelin-star restaurant, where diners can enjoy mouthwatering dishes from the re-
gion. During the autumn, the chef prepares a broad selection of game meat from The Veluwe. As one of the 500 members of the worldwide and highly qualified hotel network Relais & Chateaux, Het Roode Koper is well known for its excellence in hospitality and service.
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