Hotel and Conference Centre Papendal
Papendallaan 3, Postbus 484, Arnhem, Gelderland, 6800, The Netherlands
More about Arnhem
Me at Burgers Zoo
Arnhem train station - platforms
Plaque of Frost's HQ
John Frost Bridge Memorial
I am travelling to Arnhem in May with two teenage football teams. There are 50+ of us and I am looking for a modern venue witha good choice of foods. Any recommendations.
and make your reservation in time.
Dutch restaurants are not that big.
Alternative: A Chinese (Indonesian) restaurant.
Or a wok restaurant where you have your food cooked after choosing from a buffet.
There's always a non-Asian alternative (often chips and chicken, salads sort of thing) for those that don't like Asian.
You eat a 3 course meal for well under 20 euro (excl. drinks).
http://www.wokatlantis.nl/ (600 seats)
http://www.wokparadijs.nl/ (350 seats)
Travel Tips for Arnhem
I love a long walk. The Arnhem parks are just the best for a good stroll, not having to crack the track-record!
You could just visit one and have a lazy Sunday afternoon, for example!
There are plenty of benches all over the grounds, so bring a drink and a snack and have a good time...
Another Look-Out Point
High on the hill of Park Klarenbeek is this look-out,
80m above sea level.
A good place to sit and overlook the area in the valley, the city of Arnhem itself that is!
It might get windy here, so flying kites is another option!
Little bit of history
Arnhem, also called "Gelders Haagje" (Gelderland Hague), is the capital of this province. It got city rights on 13 July 1233 from the abbey of Prum. In the twelfth century a toll house was established by the Count of Gelre, later moved to Lobith in 1233.
Originally it became the capital of the Veluwe quarter, but later Arnhem became the capital of province Gelderland. Historically Arnhem has been the center of government and justice in the Mid-Eastern parts of The Netherlands. In the year 1487 the city of Arnhem was granted six guilds.
During Napoleontic times, Arnhem was ruled by France (1672 -1674 and again for 18 years beginning in 1795). It was finally liberated by the Prussian army in 1813.
In the beginning of the nineteenth century Arnhem and its surroundings provided a very attractive resort area for the wealthier residents of The Netherlands. Its popularity enhanced by the new rail access (the line from Amsterdam to Köln (Germany). In 1870 the interest began to decrease. The city began reorganizing to make more attractiveness. In this time Arnhem purchased land to develop the beautiful parks and - on the other hand attracted large (chemical) industry to provide jobs (Akzo). Tourist attrcations came with the Openairmuseum and the always expanding Burgers Zoo. Today visitors can still enjoy these wonderful attractions.
On the tenth of May, 1940, Arnhem was taken by the Nazi's. For five long, destructive years Arnhem was the center of the underground resistence against the Germans. After the Battle of Arnhem, the city was evacuated for months while the fighting raged. With the residents returning to the ruins of the old city center. The Eusebius Church was destroyed and all houses in the citycentre were badly damaged. The city was rebuilt quickly however, earning the residents a fine reputation for the quality of their post-war construction. On the picture a historical place in Arnhem for me. Here I was born and raised for the first four years. Second floor of the long appartmentcomplex near the square block, first corner appartment. The square building is the headquarters of "Rijkswaterstaat" (Governement-centre for infrastructure "roads and waterways").
Distributing electricity and it's invoices
NUON is one of the leading Dutch NUTS-companies, that is a Dutch word for gas, water and electricity producing and distributing companies. They only thing that is realy NUTS with them is the higth of the invoices as The netherlands are definately not cheap in that. Where all this money goes to ... well take a look at the picture and judge yourself. It's the headquarters of NUON in Arnhem. Clearly visible with it's huge glass roof it is built on the Northern banks of the river Rhine immediately across the street from the (modern) art-museum. A nice thnig you can also see on this aireal picture are the houseboats on the river Rhine.
Special Guests in Arnhem: Lori and Hans
After my first VT-meeting in Breda, where I met Lori and Hans (Waalewiener) in person, I was just waiting impatiently until the would arrive on our appointment in Arnhem two days later. We made a "grand tour" through town and a scenic drive in the surroundings. The day after we went to Groesbeek and climbed the Eusebius-tower to ring the bell (I think I will make this a tradition on VT-meetings her. Lori and Hans ... hope to meet again and stay in touch!
Popular Hotels in Arnhem
Linge Hotel Elst
Dorpsstraat 23b, 6661 EE Elst (Municipallity Over-Betuwe), Arnhem