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sheep 3886432 640The Veluwe is a predominantly wooded region in the Dutch province of Gelderland and a former quarter of the Duchy of Gelre.

The Veluwe measures around 1000 km². In contrast to the old quarter, the Veluwe has no clearly defined fixed boundaries. Overall, the region is enclosed between the IJsseldal, the Veluwerandmeren, the Nederrijn and the Gelderse Vallei. An area with an area of ​​91,200 ha has been designated as a Natura 2000 area.

Large parts of the Veluwe consist of dam walls from the Saale ice age. North of Rheden, in the Veluwezoom National Park, near the Rozendaalsche field is the Signal Imbosch, which at 110 m is the highest point in the Veluwe, the highest barrier wall in the Netherlands and the highest point in the Netherlands outside South Limburg. With 107 meters, the Torenberg comes in second place near Apeldoorn. In the north of the Veluwe you will find the drifting sand area Leuvenhorst and the Leuvenumse Bos; Kroondomein Het Loo is located at Apeldoorn, with 10,400 hectares being the largest estate in the Netherlands. The Hoge Veluwe National Park is located in the southwest of the Veluwe and covers 5,400 hectares less than one twentieth of the Veluwe.