APELDOORN, a town in the province of Gelderland, Holland,
and a junction station 26½ m. by rail W. of Amersfoort. It is
connected by canal north and south with Zwolle and Zutphen
respectively. Pop. (1900) 25,834. The neighbourhood of Apeldoorn
is very picturesque and well wooded. The Protestant
church was restored after a fire in 1890. Close by is the favourite
country-seat of the royal family of Holland called the Loo.
It was originally a hunting-lodge of the dukes of Gelderland,
but in its present form dates chiefly from the time of the Stadtholder
William III., king of England. Apeldoorn possesses large
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