Nunspeet

Nunspeet

Amidst the Veluwe woods lies Nunspeet: one of the oldest Dutch tourist villages. Due to its location in between Veluwe Forest and the Zuiderzee, Nunspeet has been welcoming tourists for years.

When the railroad opened up the village to tourism around 1860, large villas were built on the fringes of the village to accommodate tourists. Some of the country’s oldest campings were founded here in the 1920’s. A number of painters were attracted to Nunspeet and settled here. In the olden days, Nunspeet was a poor village of farmers, day labourers and tanbark peelers. Farmhouses stood near the water, day labourers’ cottages stood at the edge of the woods and artisans’ houses stood in the middle.