Zutphensestraatweg 2, Arnhem, Gelderland, 6955 AG, The Netherlands
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Royal Engineers Memorial
Airborne Plein Memorial
John Frost Bridge
Arnhem to Cologne by train?
In early May, my wife and I will be staying in Arnhem. We need to visit Cologne for one day. We need to return to Arnhem later (evening) the same day. Our wish would be to leave Arnhem around 8:00AM and return around 8:00PM. We would appreciate any advice, suggestions, ideas, etc. How long is the trip to Cologne? Roughly how much would it cost (round trip)? Do we need to purchase tickets in advance? Are their any tips or things to be aware of? Thanks! - Ron
Re: Arnhem to Cologne by train?
Take a look at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en for detailed scheduling and fare information that fits your itinerary.
Generally speaking, travel time via ICE is just over 90 minutes in each direction, cost EUR 40.20 one-way per person. If you take regional trains, it will take about 3 hours each way and the cost will be EUR 30.90 each way.
Re: Arnhem to Cologne by train?
From Arnhem: ICE train Departure from Arnhem 08:07; Arrival at Cologne 09:43
From Cologne: ICE train Departure from Cologne 17:46 Arrival at Arnhem 19:24
Price: € 19,00 Mid-Flex (Discount fare) 2nd class or € 44,20 High-Flex (full fare) 2nd class; both one way price!
More at: http://www.nshispeed.nl/en
Travel Tips for Arnhem
If you arrived to Arnhem and not sure about where to go and what to do, you can always step by a "VVV" tourist information office, which is located right by the cntral train station.
I would not suggest you to by any brochures or poscards in their shops, because they are overpriced, in my opinion. But you can always talk to the office representative to get all the info needed.
Address: Willemsplein 8
Website: VVVPLUS Arnhem
Nature in the middle of Arnhem
In Arnhem nature can be found almost on every corner, that what makes the city so special, I think. Right in the middle of Arnhem, just a short walk from the city center you'll find the Sonsbeek Park. We walked through the park on a hot sunny Saturday. People were enjoying their day off, kids were playing in the water, students brought their homework to the green grass. Everyone seemed to be soo relaxed. And the views are beautiful, don't forget your camera.
Duivelshuis (Devil House) is now a part of the City Hall. It was built in 1545 and got his name because of the satyrs that are shown by door sides. The statue on the top of the building belongs to Duke Karel van Gelre who built the Duivelshuis which is now attached to a new City Hall building.
Special Guests in Arnhem: Lunatique
Inviting people over to show my hometown Arnhem is definately one of my favourite things. Since VT I have had the pleasure of guiding around some members as well as friends and here I want to present them to all other VT-ers. The premiere was there for "Lunatique", when she started to study in the Arnhem neighborhood, coming all the way from Jakarta - Indonesia.
One thing which can be said about all of the Netherlands is that bikes take preference over people. By this I mean that it is often quite difficult, as I tried, to get around purely on foot. Where cycle paths are everywhere, footpaths are not. I encountered, while walking from Oosterbeek to Kasteel Doorwerth, people will often stop and ask if you are alright if they see you on foot, as walking is clearly an alien concept! Though this did result in our being offered a lift, it is well worth renting a bike, as can be done in all national parks and cities.
Popular Hotels in Arnhem
Linge Hotel Elst
Dorpsstraat 23b, 6661 EE Elst (Municipallity Over-Betuwe), Arnhem