Devil's House - Duivelshuis, Arnhem
Mysterious and a gloomy building named Duivelshuis or “Devil’s House”.
The basement of this building served as temporary prison for captured British parachutists during Oparation Market Garden in September 1944. A German MG team was also positioned here. Today, there are still bullet holes in the building.
This house is on the right hand corner of the square on Walburgstraat. This bulding miraculously survived the war.
The residence of army commander Maarten van Rossum, whose statue stands atop of the building.
Maarten van Rossum was a cruel man. This warlord in the service of the duke of Gelre had no ethical problems when it came to massmurder, raping and pillaging (don't worry; he was one of the good guys so it's really OK, eh Mr. B.?). But, not unusual for the age of Renaissance, he was also a man with an outstanding taste. This palace he had built for himself is one of the earliest examples of Renaissance architecture in the Netherlands. It's named Duivelshuis (devils' house) after the many small sculptures of devils that brighten up the facades.
The DUIVELHUIS(Devil House) is part of city hall, where marriage ceremonies can take place.
The DUIVELHUIS(Devil House), built in 1545, is now part of city hall. It got it's name because of the gargoyles that are flanking the door opening.