The Ruurlo Maze is the largest maze in the Netherlands in terms of surface area and is now several hundred years old. Around 1700, the maze was designed by Daniël Marot, a French ornament engraver, master builder and landscape gardener, who also designed Het Loo Palace. It was quite a job as the site occupies a whopping 8,740 square metres.
The length of the paths is 1,188 metres and - with a width of 5 metres - is quite unique. Both sides of the paths have grassy slopes, which means that the hedges are raised. So you really cannot see where you are walking.
Have you finished walking through the maze? Then you can still wander along the Gnome Path (with the little ones) in the nearby area or visit the Climbing Forest.