Treasures of the Veluwe


Beautiful landscape De Hoge Veluwe throughout the seasons

Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe is a Dutch national park in the province of Gelderland near the cities of Ede, Wageningen, Arnhem and Apeldoorn. It is approximately 55 square kilometers in area, consisting of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands. It is situated in the Veluwe, the area of the largest terminal moraine in the Netherlands. The park forms one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands. 


An extreme habitat similar to the African savanna. A broad, open, untamed landscape formed in the last Ice Ages. Ruben Smit is always looking for wild, spectacular nature. He follows the way of water, which has very special water management. Throughout the seasons he searches for the story of the Moor Frog, White-beaked Dragonfly, the Lethers, the Gentian Blue, the Mouflon, and the Raven. In a characteristic way, he shows beautiful images of a nature unknown to many. 


Ruben Smit has been exploring every corner of the Veluwe for years, and in particular De Hoge Veluwe National Park. With his Dr. Ir in ecology, he searches for hidden stories in this story nature tells. The unique way of water managing of the Veluwe made filming a challenge. Ruben Smit: “I am really amazed at the strength of this area. It could be a desert, but within a day it could turn into an inaccessible swamp. ”

The nature documentary Schatkamer van de Veluwe lasts 60 minutes and has been broadcast several times as “Vroege Vogel” (literally translated: Early Birds) special on the Dutch television channel NPO2.