After few attempts I have been at last there, in the Eusebius Tower.
Some information about the tower ... It was completely destroyed during the Second World War and re-built after that completely. The tower is 93 meters high but you can reach only 80 at the panorama deck. You can climb the stairs (If you will do it, please tell me how many steps the stair has. I was counting only 69 and I quite...). The easiest way to go up is the lift, of course. The experience is anyway unique, you will feel for sure why:).
The panorama is spectacular and you will never regret the experience.
I was anyway surprised to see that the church was arranged like a restaurant. I am not a very religious man but this was really new for me.
All the information in the church shall be translated in English too.
If you want to ring the bell you have to use Paul's name as a password:)... It worked in my case.
The program is 10:00-17:00 during the working days and 10:00-16:00 on Saturday. They can have special arrangements so you have to try again if it will be closed.
The title of their leaflet is "Touched by Water".
Here you and your kids can discover everything about water.
From drinking water to sewer water.
From rain to riverwater.
Ever seen the amount of water you consist of:
Well since my bodyweight is more than 100 kg. I take 68 litres of water with me!
How much water do you use in your home?
How is it possible for the dutch to keep their land dry enough to live on?
All these questions are answered here, also in english and german language.
Adults € 7,50
Children 4-12 yrs. € 4,00
Tue-Sun 9:30-17:30 hrs.
Walking around Burgers Bush a tunnelsystem leads you to the desert. Another warm indoor area with lots of cactusses and also a lot more animals which you can actually see. Besides a range of birds you can see linxes, bighorn sheep, bores and snakes (don't worry, the dangerous animals don't walk around freely). In the darkness of the caves the nocturnal animals are on display.
The first indoor area built by the ZOO was an eco-system called Burgers Zoo. It's a small (well it's pretty big) rainforest where it's quite warm and moist every day of the year. Though there are hundreds of animals, you will have a hard time finding them as they walk around freely. Most animals here are birds which fly around freely and sometimes cross your path as they come walking out of the bushes. Main sight here is the big waterfall.
A part of Burgers Zoo is the Aquarium, called Burgers Ocean.
You start at sealevel slowly making your way down to the bottom of the Ocean in stunning big aquariums. Lots of effort has been put to make the enivornment looking as realistic as possible. The coral reafs are simply stunning. Naturally you can see sharks swimming around.
The bridge in Arnhem was, as some people had already feared before the start of Operation Market Garden, a bridge too far. At Arnhem, the Allies suffered their last defeat of the Second World War. For the Dutch to the north of the great rivers, who had longed for liberation for over four years, the most difficult winter of the war began.
This is a picture of Hans at the entrance to a little area where the waterfalls go over the rocks. It is pretty neat to see the cascade of water right before your eyes. It's pretty wet and slippery on the rocks in there, so watch your step.
The southern tower of SAINT WALBURGIS CHURCH was damaged during the war, but in 1947 to 1951 the towers were restored. In the foreground of this picture, can be seen the Tribute to War Veterans Monument.
In 1971 Burgers' zoo and the university of Utrecht brought together a group of chimpanzees on a large island.
Till that time that wasn't done. It was new , because zoo's considered these animals as dangerous. They where mostly kept alone or as a couple in small cages.
The beginning was hard for the group. None of the animals where used living in a social group. Especially raising up the youngster . It is so that how smarter an animal is how more they have to learn. Young chimpanzees learn from there mother and other groupmembers how to raise a baby.
When the group had their 25th birthday a little book was published with funny storys that had happened during this period.
-Altough Arnhem chimpanzees have lived in a group from around 30 animals , they do know each others names. When the keepers shouts a name to throw some food at the chimps , the others move fast to sit near that animal.
-there was an experiment going on , the chimps had to place different volumes on each other to reach for some food. When the saw where the food was coming from , they simply had build a bridge over the water.
Please read 'chimpanseepolitiek' 'chimps politics' by Frans de Waal , a highly readable book with a family saga in it - completely based on the research of the Arnhem chimp group.
Zypendaal is a Stately Home built betwee 1762-1764 by the Brantsen family. A lot of rooms can be visited. They are left just as trhe family left it many years ago. Some of the rooms are know used as an office for the provincial Geldersch landscape and castle foundation.
1. April-31 Oktober:
Guided tours on wed-sun at 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 hrs.
Adults: € 3,00
Children -12 yrs. € 1,50
The Maarten van Rossum Huis just behind the Eusebius Church and also called the Duivelshuis (devils house), town hall since 1830, - now a part of the town hall - built in 1545 by Maarten van Rossum the general of the duke Karel van Gelre. (
Gelre was the former name of the province of Gelderland). The statue on the top of the building belongs to Maarten van Rossum. The blue sign in front of the house, which directs to the sky, is a sample for the Dutch expression "achterstallig onderhoud".
The famous 'Bridge Too Far' from WW2. It was actually destroyed after the Battle of Arnhem, but has been rebuilt exactly the same.
It's not really possible to get a feel what it was like in 1944. Most of Arnhem was destroyed and re-built in typical post-war haphazard style. But I guess you can say you have seen it.
Arnhem Warmuseum 40-45
The museum portrays the history of Arnhem and direct surroundings during W.W II.
The museum has a unique collection of weapons, Uniforms, documents and other objects of the period 1940-1945.
The attractiveness of this museum lies in the fact it is run by several volunteers. As a visitor you get a guide when coming into the museum. The guide shows and explains every little detail you can see if you want.
They make you feel very welcome and there is an awful lot to see here!
Open all year from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs., except on mondays, Christmas day and New yearsday.
Adults € 4,00
Children to 12 yrs. and 65+ € 3,00
The St. Walburg is Arnhem's oldest church. It's in a very moderate Gothic style which is almost completely devoid of ornaments, but it's probable also the only Gothic church in the Netherlands that was ever built with a two tower front. It definitely is the only one left.
The EUSEBIUS CARILLON is the heaviest carillon in the Netherlands. Paul stopped the lift to where the big bell was and Hans got out and rang that bell. The sound was just totally awesome and you could actually feel your body vibrate.
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