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    Netherlands Spared

    by shavy Updated Aug 23, 2014

    This place inside the museum park are all in one buildings, I found it very interesting I wasn't expected to find it here. They called the place "Nederland gespaard" everything you have seen are from the people who are spared all this stuff. Each room has all the same stuff. Waste bags in different airlines are all collected, this was really interested collections. Pictures of Maria on all types crucifix on all size etc. worth to see inside

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    Wandering around

    by shavy Written Aug 23, 2014

    Roaming the city is the only way to see the cultural things around, is very compact easy to navigate by foot. Discover every corner in this city where you see some of the hidden place and admire the historical buildings. As we wander around I've noticed even some of the shops were used as boutique but this too beautiful as a regular store. Some of them attracts you while walking in center where you didn't realize you strolling while your head constantly up to the sky and admiring. I find it funny while walking without pay attention where I walk and bumped into some people

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    City Center

    by shavy Written Aug 23, 2014

    Despite to all bigger cities, Arnhem is one of the most attractive cities in the Netherlands. And besides of that is has been choice one of the best city in 2007 and 2009. The city is inextricably linked with fashion by fashion academy named Artez.

    The bustling heart of Arnhem, the Corn Market is very well known, thanks to the many cafes, bars and restaurants. In addition, this capital of Gelderland has lot to offer culturally, and there are plenty of activities you can do such as walking, cycling and relaxing. Arnhem is really worth a visit and discover the versatility of this city

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    John Frost Bridge

    by shavy Written Aug 23, 2014

    The road bridge over the lower Rhine of Arnhem is worth to see previously known as the Rhine bridge The bridge is during the second world war was destroyed twice. This new bridge is now called John Dutton Frost, he is lieutenant colonel of the Second Battalion of the first British Airborne Brigade during the Battle of Arnhem. He achieved to kept his troops here for three days and four nights stand against German forces.
    Is worth to stroll along the Rhine where you see all cruise ferry docked. if you want to have nice quiet place or away from the bustling city

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    St. Walburga's Basilica

    by shavy Written Aug 18, 2014

    The church is the oldest of the existing churches in Arnhem with its two towers, It play a characteristic role in town space from the 14th century. In the Middle Ages Walburgas was a collegiate church, not a parish church. It belonged to the nine main churches of the diocese of Utrecht, on the southern provinces after completely Netherlands included.

    The church stood right next to the town hall, this location here is really worth to stroll around where you find historical buildings. Roaming on a Sunday morning is a lot better less traffic and quiet. There was a mass when we went inside taken picture is not allowed, but it's okay the exterior were more than enough to admire

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    Battle of Arnhem

    by shavy Written Aug 18, 2014

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    If you wandering around near the port you will passed to this small place where the memory of war. You can still find the canon and bomb around. At the Rijnkade you will find the silent witnesses of the infamous Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. This bridge over the Rhine, previously known as the Rhine bridge 'or' New Rhine bridge as what they called

    The bridge was destroyed. The new bridge is named after John Dutton Frost - The John Frost Bridge. During the Battle of Arnhem, he reached the bridge with British commander. He kept his troops here for three days and four nights stand against German forces, but the Germans failed to conquer the bridge.

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    Town Hall

    by shavy Written Aug 18, 2014

    The town hall of Arnhem has beautiful architecture, optimally designed and constructed work of art. A creative set of exterior and interior, here not only exudes ambition and craftsmanship as well deserved a lucky word.The building has not only an enormous urban value to its immediate surroundings, but is also of great significance for the whole town

    The battle, the regained freedom and reconstruction of Arnhem are symbolized in phoenix image of Ossip Zadkine. On the low wall of the pond is the text (This stone sign reports that Arnhem was violently harmed and violated but by citizens courage after twenty years in brand and glory has recovered. The town hall is in centered location which standing in the middle between the two historical buildings St-Eusebius Church and Walburgis church

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    Saber Gate

    by shavy Written Aug 18, 2014

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    Once owned by Arnhem the fortress city gates, this is the Saber Gate is the only one left among of the four gates. Originally the gate is part of a small castle, the castle had a gate with drawbridge, crenellated towers, high walls with loopholes and enough room for a dozens of army

    The gate is build for the first time in 1357 and has for centuries been work of the function of defense . The port served for years as a customs house of the (Great Geldersche Tol) for traders and farmers who spent in the city. The port located under the 'bare basement' from 1454 was used to detain criminals. The tower is also called (Geckentoren) because of its function as a repository for the mentally handicapped. In 1952-1953, the gate was restored and a glass bridge on the first floor connected to the adjacent county home. The tower is now part of the provincial council.

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    Corn Market Square

    by shavy Written Aug 17, 2014

    The Corn Market is a square in the city of Arnhem and is known for its cafes, restaurants and nightlife, especially during the summer months this is the place to be. In summer they have a very nice terrace out standing, and when the lights fall to evening you can also go dancing as all this place were converted into an upscale club. In daytime if you wandering in this square you'll see around restaurants with terraces and is the busiest place in Arnhem.

    Most shoppers after done shopping coming here to have drinks or eat or where everyone's meet. During the weekend-night all the restaurants and pubs is unbelievable to see how crowded it is comparing in daytime. Most people of all ages hang out in this sqaure, many of this places has dance cafe while some the place were turned into a dancing place

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    A Pedicure With A Difference

    by johngayton Written Sep 20, 2013

    Although I didn't get a chance to try this out it certainly looks interesting. Basically what The Original Dr Fish offers is the chance to have the hard skin on your feet removed by little fishes.

    The fish themselves are a Middle Eastern breed called Garra Rufa which are in fact toothless. What they do is secrete an enzyme which softens hard skin and cuticles which they then feed on.

    By all accounts this is quite relaxing and the Dr Fish salons make it a holistic experience with snacks and drinks provided as well as more conventional cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. I'm not too sure whether they'd work on my feet though - with my work calluses I'd need Amazonian Pirhanas!

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    Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

    by ranger49 Updated Jun 28, 2012

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    We could not leave Oosterbeek without a visit to the Cemetery so after our visit to the Hartensten Museum and lunch we crossed the road and started up the hill. It was a little further than the 250m. indicated on the sign post on the main road but an easy enough, slightly uphill walk.
    We passed the train station as we approached the top of the hill and learned we would be able to take the "Arnhem Sprinter" back to the city to rejoin our ship in good time.

    As with every official War Cemetery we have visited this one too is in a peaceful, semi-rural location with beautifully cared for grounds.
    1754 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen were laid to rest here after the bloody battle of Market Garden.
    The memorial buildings and tributes near the entrance to the cemetery record in considerable detail the events of 17 -25 September 1944.
    A simple small plaque records the annual visit of local children to the cemetery for a service of remembrance and their tributes of flowers.
    A poignant and sobering visit.

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    Jits Bakker - statues at Hartenstein

    by ranger49 Updated Jun 9, 2012

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    Jits Bakker is one of the most famous living artists of Netherlands.
    He was only 7 years old when he witnessed the horrors of battle and experienced being under siege and occupation.
    His father was later to die in a concentration camp.
    These childhood events were to profoundly effect his development and philosophy as an artist.

    For him there would be none of the glorification of battle and of heroes typical of pre-WW1 artists, rather the "sorrow and the pity" of war and the everlasting hope for peace and reconciliation.

    His work "We'll meet again in London" was done in honour of the veterans of the Airborne Operation Market Garden and as a reminder to future generations that freedom cannot be taken for granted.
    The statue stands near the entrance to the Museum (note The Needle obelisk in the background).

    It is Bakker's intention that the statue should eventually be placed in London when a suitable site is found and finance becomes available to move it.

    The two smaller bronzes stand in front of the beautifully restored Hartenstein. The first seems to represent a parachutist whilst the second appears to be a Guardian angel .

    An Airborne Defender Guardian Angel Jits Bakker Information Board

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    Sculptures and Monuments in Hartenstein Park

    by ranger49 Written Jun 9, 2012

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    As you enter the Park and take the path towards the Museum look to your right where you will see one of the first Monuments to be erected here in memory of the battle of Arnhem.
    Called "The Needle" it stands many feet high and weathering of the stone and brick-work made it difficult to make out the figures at the base and particularly at the top of the column.
    But the figures seem to represent collectively all the people involved in the conflict the miltary and the civilian, their suffering and attempts to survive and protect each other.
    The Needle was created by the sculptor Jacob Maris and erected here in 1948.

    The Needle Figures on the capital Fugures at the base

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    Sabelspoort fortress

    by JuliaMac Written Jun 7, 2012

    Sabelspoort fortress. Many historical events are connected with this building. The fort was built in the end of the 15th century and for a long time it was used as a prison. Today only several towers remind of the gloomy past of this fortress. All halls have been turned into space for the National Heritage Museum.

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    Castle Doorwerth

    by JuliaMac Updated Jun 5, 2012

    Castle Doorwerth is close to Arnhem. It 's very old castle and many time was changed, but still very nice . In this castle you can see Dutch Artillery Museum. And in a yard you can find the nice restaurant. More about this old castle you can read here http://www.castles.nl/doorw/doorw.html

    Castle Doorwerth
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