Arnhem is a bustling town where you will never get bored. Whatever your interests - shopping, going out, culture or the countryside -, Arnhem is the place to be for an unforgettable stay.
Arnhem, the capital of the province of Gelderland, has a rich and eventful past, partly preserved in a number of historic buildings such as the Maarten van Rossemhuis (also called Duivelshuis - "Devil's House"), Sabelpoort and Presickhaeffs Huys. Restored to their former glory and joined underneath one of the shopping streets, the 40 medieval cellars show you what underground Arnhem used to look like. Guided tours are available to the public as are individual visits. The history of the town is reflected in the town centre itself as well as in 100-year-old Sonsbeek park, where you can take a rest in the heart of the town! The Church of Eusebius dominates the skyline. This late Gothic ogive basilica boasts a unique glass lift, rising to 73 metres and offering you a view of the attractive shopping centre. On your way up you will also see the biggest carillon in Europe! Also situated in Arnhem is the Gelredome stadium. This Stadium was built in 1998, featuring a retractable roof, as well as a convertible pitch, that can be retracted, when unused during concerts or other events held at the stadium.
Arnhem and Nijmegen are located at the heart of a unique part of the Netherlands. When you delve into the past, you will soon discover that all the important periods in history are well represented here. In Roman times this was by far the most important region in the Netherlands. Gelderland also has the
country's biggest concentration of Medieval churches and castles. And it is here where one of the most important battles of the Second World War took place: Operation Market Garden.
The Dutch Water Museum is an interactive museum where you can make a boat trip along a sewage canal and learn all there is to know about dike management, drinking-water and groundwater. This country has a lot that makes it unique with regard to water. More than half the country lies below sea level with sailing ships rising above the landscape.
The Dutch Water Museum
Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' has been completely refurbished! The Battle for Arnhem is the best-known part of Operation Market Garden, its aim to occupy the road bridge in Arnhem and then advance to Berlin. However, the battle was lost dramatically. Original objects, film footage and personal documents bring this battle back to life.
Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’
With the statue garden and works by Vincent van Gogh occupying centre stage the Kröller-Müller Museum boasts a world famous collection of mainly nineteenth and twentieth century expressive art.
In Burgers' Zoo you can go on a journey around the world in one day. The zoo is divided into seven parts with ecosystems from around the world. Once a small zoo in Arnhem, Burgers' Zoo has developed into a zoo of international standing. Today Burgers' Zoo comprises a zoo, desert, safari, ocean, jungle, Rimba and land of adventure.
Museum voor Moderne Kunst and Historisch Museum Arnhem have been renamed Museum Arnhem. The museum has two locations: the art museum sits on the high river banks in Utrechtseweg whereas Erfgoedcentrum Rozet is situated in Arnhem town centre. The collection is mainly known for its major Dutch collection of Magic Realists (Carel Willink, Dick Ket and contemporaries).
To preserve Dutch traditions and regional diversity, the Netherlands Open Air Museum was founded on a beautiful estate almost a century ago. Through the years more than eighty historic buildings and small villages were built here. You are welcome to step into historic houses, farmhouses and mills, and spend a day discovering how ordinary Dutch people have lived over the last few hundred years.
Netherlands Open Air Museum
The Liberation Route lets you experience what happened in and around Arnhem, Nijmegen and the Veluwe in 1944 and 1945. There are 49 boulders at various locations throughout the region, the so-called listening locations, where you can listen to moving stories about the people who lived and fought there during 1944 and 1945.