Arnhem Travel Guide

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Arnhem Things to Do

  • Open Air Museum

    In Arnhem North is one of the biggest attractions of the Netherlands, the Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Here are historical monuments completely reconstructed. Volunteers like to show you the life of the past and your children can freely explore and try everything. A visit to the park is a must if you want to spend a weekend A visit is an...

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  • Burgers Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It's a very nice place to spend a day. On one and the same day you can “visit” Africa, Safari, Desert and Ocean. The animals here are kept like in the real nature. I liked a set of cafes located in beautiful places of the Zoo. Sitting in a cafe is a great way to enjoy a beautiful view and wild animals.

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  • Devil's House - Duivelshuis

    Only made some pictures of the facade. The house once belonged to Charles II, Duke of Guelders and Count of Zutphen, and afterwards to his field marshal Maarten van Rossum. Today it forms part of the Arnhem town hall. The name 'Devil's House' derives from the satyrs that can be found on the facade.

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Arnhem Hotels

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  • NH Rijnhotel

    10 Onderlangs, Arnhem, Gelderland, NL 6812 CG, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hampshire Classic - Landgoed Groot...

    Bakenbergseweg 277, Arnhem, Gelderland, 6816 VP, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Van Der Valk Hotel Arnhem

    Amsterdamseweg 505, Arnhem, Gelderland, 6816 VK, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Arnhem Restaurants

  • A good choice for a cofee...

    The position on the river side is making the place priceless for a short rest, a cofee and a glass of water.One of the best places for human safari in the city. Cofee of course :)

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  • Take a beer in Sonsbeek

    I have just drunk a beer and a cofee there but the position and the service is exactly what you need after a visit in the park.

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  • Unlimited tapas

    Arnhem has many nice restaurants too many choice from trendy, chic, eating or just a drink you'll always find a restaurant that suits you. If you stroll around the center you will find plenty of restaurants from local to international cuisine so, many to choice. You only have to decide which one you like, on the square of Korenmarkt there were...

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Arnhem Nightlife

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  • The Best-heated Terrace in Town?

    Despite it being late June the evening of our little meet was damp and chill and so for an after dinner drink the terrace of Cafe Sint Jan, with its row of gas-heaters, was particularly inviting. This is a pleasantly laid-back cafe with swift, friendly, service and a good range of beers. Prices are reasonable and because it's off the main square of...

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  • Where It All Seems To Happen

    Arnhem's Korenmarkt is the square in the centre of the old city and is literally surrounded by terraced cafes and bars, which also extend into its side-streets. Because it is compact it's an ideal meeting place and whatever terrace you are sitting in you can see what's happening everywhere else.For our mini VT meet this proved ideal. PJ arrived...

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  • Just An Early Evening Visit...So Far

    I'd only dropped in for a swift beer early-ish evening before meeting up with PJ and Paul at 6 pm but that swift beer turned into two as I couldn't resist having a second one as I got caught up in what is a pleasantly lively little owner-run pub.'t Moortgat is a proper "brown bar", where beer and conversation are the only (unwritten) rules. I spent...

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Arnhem Transportation

  • Take the train...

    The easiest way to come in Arnhem is, from my point of view, the train. Doesn't matter if it will be a Stoptrain (this one is stopping in all the stations) or the Intercity you will be happy to use it. There is only a problem.If you are coming by train from Schipol, you have to change the train at least one time.I couldn't find any direct...

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  • The Arnhem Train Station

    Since 1845 the city of Arnhem has a train station. The first one was build for the so-called "Rhijnspoorweg" connecting the city with Utrecht. After much negotiations in 1856 the tracks were extended into Germany. In 1865 a new line called "Staatslijn A"was opened connecting Arnhem with Deventer and three years later even with Leeuwarden.A new...

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  • Train

    The train station of Arnhem is very modern building and very clean with general facilities: In the stations there are: Lift, shops, ticket vending machines, bus, taxisAt the station you can rent a locker, easy to use and secure electronic: Locker dimensions small and large see below:Small safe - 90cm deep, 45cm high and 40cm wide: 3,85 euros for...

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Arnhem Shopping

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  • Do you want Chocolate?

    You can find here a lot of chocolate related things... excepting the hot one :(It is a kind of Chocolate Kingdom... small one but packed with goodies. Thousands types of chocolate... It depends how much you can eat.

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  • (Second Hand) Books

    POLARE, housed in the former Post Office, started in 2013 as a combination of the former Dekker and De Slegte book shops.The interior is completely renewed and upgraded; in other words a book lovers heaven.There is a small coffee corner at the rear.2014 update: Well the POLARE giant had a short life. It looks like most shops will return in some...

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  • The best Bread at Arnhem

    Bakkerij van der Meijden is one of the very few bread bakeries that makes bread on their own and at their own style. The shop will take you back in time and the bread is just fresh and delicious.Van der Meyden is in business over 100 years.Their top product is "Het Grofje", a patented raisin bun, that comes in a string of 10.Business hours:Mo:...

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Arnhem Local Customs

  • Bicycles everywhere

    As everybody knows, the most common mean of transportation in Holland is the bicycle.If you haven't been in Holland you do not have the exact measure of this fact. They are everywhere and you cannot miss them so easy when you will come here. Take care when you cross the streets...the bicycles are more dangerous than the cars, but far less dangerous...

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  • Shopping day on Thursday

    Everybody is going out for shopping on Thursday evening. The shops are open until 21:00 and the ambience is completely changed. On the shopping day will be more difficult to find a table in the good restaurants/pubs/bars and so on... As you all know, shopping is increasing the appetite:)They have also special offers on that day. But, on thursday,...

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  • Food from the wall

    Typical in Holland is automatic snacks from the wall. An automatic is a vending machine in an automatic prepared food is behind glass doors, where it is kept warm. Consumers can have such a door after inserting coins to open and so carry out the product. The food from the vending machine is often eaten on the streets, though there are usually also...

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Arnhem Warnings and Dangers

  • Less shy sharks

    Be aware of the Telecom sharks (or whatever they want to sell to you).Ask for a brochure and say you will study it and think it over first.

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  • Take care where are you walking in the...

    I did not feel safe being later on the streets and I was advised to stay away from the periphery and Sonsbeek too after the sunset. That area around the Mill is not looking very friendly... And even in the centre the things are changing during the night...

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  • Taxi driver rip-off

    I took a taxi last night to my campsite and the cab driver played a nasty trick on me. She deliberately handed me my change in the dark so that I couldn't see that she was short-changing me. She gave me a series of 20 cent coins instead of 1 euro coins! When I got into the light, she was already speeding off. I know she saw me chasing the cab....

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Arnhem Tourist Traps

  • Open Air Museum

    Arnhem has an open air museum with a big collection of rebuilt old buildings that were endangered on their original locations. Sad that it was needed, but at least in this museum they survive in some form, which is better than nothing. Problem though is that some of these reconstructions are not correct. For example, there is a brewery that in this...

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  • Never ever go and eat your...

    Never ever go and eat your whatever at the local restaurant called Planken Wambuis in Ede cause the food is NOT tasty, the staf is NOT friendly and you WONT have a pleasant stay when you end up there. Better have a travel to Arnhem and ask for 'Rosegeur en Maaneschijn' situated behind the 'Bijenkorf' in the center of Arnhem. You will have a very...

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Arnhem What to Pack

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    Miscellaneous: Our e-mail-address pavlik_nl@virtualtourist.com in case you need help of any kind or just want to have some inside tips. If possible, one of us would be glad to guide you around personally.

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Arnhem Off The Beaten Path

  • Cross the bridge to enjoy view of town...

    Town panorama from John Frost bridge, named after British army officer, good view of the river Rhine. March 2015.

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  • Sequoia at Hartenstein, Oosterbeek near...

    A rare tree, the sequoia! I remember we took a picture of another specimen of this tree at Oostmalle in Belgium. They're quite uncommon in Europe. This one surprised us because it branches out all the way to the lowest parts of the stem. Its girth at 1.30 m. from the ground was about 6.30 at the time of our visit (2005). If the tree is still there...

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  • Arty Arnhem

    OK This is really just an excuse to use the pic but Arnhem does strike me as an arty city. This passageway with its colourful murals links the riverside to the street of Molenkom in the old city.

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Arnhem Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling

    Arnhem is part of the National Dutch cycling routes.The center of Arnhem is the so-called "Fietsknooppunt 41".From Arnhem it is easy to explore "De Hoge Veluwe" forest by bicycle. Bicycle (with gears)

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  • Hypermodern stadion "Gelredome" first in...

    The football-stadion from Vitesse Arnhem was the first in it's kind. The fact that the roof could be opened and closed is - of course - not that special, but that the playingfields (grass) can be slided outside the stadion ... that is a technological highlight never seen before. The huge concrete box, in which the grassfield is naturaly growing,...

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  • Grote Koppel swimming pool

    On March 17, 2002 we visited this recreation centre in Arnhem, called "Grote Koppel". It offers several swimming pools, including a fun pool with a wave machine.

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Arnhem Favorites

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  • KAREL statue

    Karel van Gelre was an important count around 1500. Numerous wars with the Germans, French and Spanjards were fought during his life. Through careful choosing his opponents and friends. Karel gain influence and power in the Netherlands and established the foundation for the present Kingdom.The statue of Karel is located at the Jansplein at Arnhem.

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  • Ome Jan van Lankwaarden statue

    Ome Jan van Lankwaarden was a bar owner in nearby Rheden. A local sculptor made a statue of him in the 1970-s, but the local counsel did not want to place the piece of art at Rheden.The Arnhem consel in contraray, was interested and Ome Jan's statue was place in the Wielakkerstraat.Since 1978 the Rheden bar De Stofwolk is run by Jan's son Willy and...

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  • USEFUL LINKS

    The VVV Arnhem Tourist Info- Toeristeninformation is located at Stationsplein 13 - 6811 KG Arnhem.Useful links:Arnhem Start PageCity counsil start page

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City Center
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John Frost Bridge
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Devil's House
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Open Air Museum part I
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New shopping passage in the center
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MoBA
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Another Dutch Railway Station Under Construction!
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Travel in time
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