Speulderbos and Sprielderbos belong to nature reserve De Veluwe and is one of the oldest forests in The Netherlands. It’s well known for its many mysterious crooked trees as a result of centuries of selective logging. The locals call it The forest of the dancing trees. Its long history made it a source of inspiration for many legends. Sprielderbos and Speulderbos are separated by a winding trail called De Laak. The many prehistoric burial mounds along the trail show that it exists for thousands of years. Solsche Gat is a shallow hole in Sprielderbos. According to an old legend it was once a monastery. The monks had sold their souls to the devil and led a dissolute life. As punishment, the earth swallowed the monastery during a heavy thunderstorm. The ghosts of the monks still wander every night around Solsche Gat, looking for their monastery.