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Gelderland is in the Netherlands. It is sometimes called Guelders in English.
Gelderland started as the duchy of Gelre, named after Geldern in present-day Germany. It was one of the provinces in the Union of Utrecht that declared themselves independent of Spain in 1579, thus starting what would eventually become the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Dutch is the basic language. In the Achterhoek area, some people speak a local dialect (Achterhoeks), but even they generally speak regular Dutch. German is widely understood and English is spoken by almost everyone, except some elderly people.
To get to Ede, Arnhem and Nijmegen, take the Intercity train to Nijmegen which leaves from Amsterdam Central Station at --:20 and --:50 minutes of every hour. Travelling time: 45 minutes to Ede (station Ede-Wageningen), 64 minuten to Arnhem (arrival at --:24 and --:54), 75 minutes to Nijmegen. Note that the train reverses direction in Arnhem; don't be surprised, it will turn south when it leaves the station of Arnhem again.
To get to Apeldoorn, take the Intercity train to Enschede which leaves every hour at --:06 and arrives in Apeldoorn exactly an hour later.
To get to Zutphen, take the Intercity train to Apeldoorn and change in Apeldoorn to the small diesel train connection Zutphen and Apeldoorn in about 18 minutes. It leaves from Apeldoorn at --:09 and --:39, a few minutes after the Intercity from Amsterdam arrived. It usually departs from the opposite side of the platform. Alternatively, you can reach Zutphen via Arnhem by changing there, but it will take about 10 to 15 minutes longer; it doesn't cost more (ie, with a ticket to or from Zutphen you can choose between the Apeldoorn and Arnhem routes).
To get to Doetinchem, take the Intercity to Nijmegen and change trains in Arnhem. The train to Doetinchem and Winterswijk leaves 12 minutes after the arrival of the Intercity from Amsterdam, at --:06 and --:36, usually from platform 9 or 8.
The official website (http://www.gelderland.nl/) of the province of Gelderland.