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ArnhemNetherlands

Arnhem is situated in the east of the Netherlands and has something to do for everyone, including a child-friendly zoo, great shopping, countless museums and other cultural sights.

Arnhem is a charming city close to the German border. You can combine shopping with cultural activities and relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafés in summer. Arnhem also has a lovely zoo and is very close to the Veluwe, making it easy to combine a trip to the city with outdoor activities.

Arnhem was first mentioned in the 9th century AD, making it one of the older cities in the Netherlands. Although a large part of the city centre was destroyed in the Second World War, a number of historic buildings and features survived. The city also has an extensive tunnel system which dates back to the Middle Ages. The tunnels, which were closed for many years, have been fully restored and are now open to the public.

You can take in the centuries-old splendour of the Historische kelders (tunnel system) on your own or with a guide. For a lovely view over the city, take the lift to the top of the tower in Sint-Eusebiuskerk, the city's biggest church.

A must for shoppers is the Modekwartier, a district that boasts exclusive fashion and design by a few select designers. Burgers’ Zoo is a great place to take the children, as is the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (Netherlands Open Air Museum). And if you'd like to get away from the hustle and the bustle of the city, Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe is just a stone's throw away.

Arnhem has four train stations. The sights are easily reached by city and regional bus. Arnhem isn't really all that big, so the city is also easy to explore on foot. Wander through the narrow alleyways, check out the quaint squares and take a trip out into the surrounding nature.

Arnhem is easy to reach by train from every city in the Netherlands. The city is also easy to reach if you're touring the Netherlands by car. You can park your car at your hotel, on the street or in a parking garage, for a fee of course.

Enjoy the culture and the nature that this diverse and lovely little city has to offer.

Where to stay in Arnhem

Noordoostelijk van Schaarsbergen, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Noordoostelijk van Schaarsbergen

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

If you're spending some time in Noordoostelijk van Schaarsbergen, Burgers Zoo and Hoge Veluwe National Park are top sights worth seeing.

Noordoostelijk van Schaarsbergen
Markt, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Markt

While visiting Markt, you might make a stop by sights like St. Eusebius and Arnhem City Theater.

Markt

Top hotels in Arnhem

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis
Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis
4 out of 5
Stationsplein 1, Arnhem
£91
per night
2 May-3 May

Located in Stationsplein, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Filmhuis and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Burgers Zoo. Korenmarkt and Historical Museum are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (612 reviews)

"The location was unbeatable--steps from Central Station. Nice restaurant attached. The property is being renovated in some areas but our room was clean, beautiful and well appointed. Luxurious towels, linens, bathrobe, slippers along with well chosen decor made for a peaceful and comfortable stay. ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis
ReeHorst
ReeHorst
4 out of 5
Bennekomseweg 24, Ede
£85
per night
21 Apr-22 Apr

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Geographic Center of the Netherlands, Hoge Veluwe National Park and Dragonder Park. Scheepjeshof ...

4/5Very Good! (158 reviews)

"The ReeHorst is a slightly older hotel with an outstanding staff who go out of their way to make your stay great. The breakfast buffet is extensive and generous. The lunch and dinner menu, though limited, is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

ReeHorst
Holiday Inn Express Arnhem
Holiday Inn Express Arnhem
3 out of 5
Nieuwe Oeverstraat 50, Parking Garage: Vossenstraat 6, Arnhem
£61
per night
3 May-4 May

Located in the heart of Arnhem, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Korenmarkt and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Burgers Zoo. Filmhuis and St. Eusebius are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (795 reviews)

"Excellent ,friendly staff,clean.."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

Holiday Inn Express Arnhem

Popular things to do in Arnhem

Burgers Zoo
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Burgers Zoo

5/5(2 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Burgers Zoo and see why this is a popular attraction in Arnhem? Discover the cafes and its museums while you're in the area.

Doorwerth Castle
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Doorwerth Castle

You can learn about the history of Doorwerth when you stop by Doorwerth Castle. Discover the area's museums or seek out its cycling trails.

Airborne Museum
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Airborne Museum

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at Airborne Museum during your trip to Oosterbeek. Discover the cafes and its museums while you're in the area.

Posbank
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Posbank

3.5/5(2 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Rheden with a visit to Posbank. Wander around the forests or enjoy the area's cafes.

Rosendael Castle
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Rosendael Castle

Learn about the local history of Rozendaal when you take a trip to Rosendael Castle. Discover the area's museums or seek out its cycling trails.

National Park Veluwezoom
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National Park Veluwezoom

4/5(1 review)

Explore the great outdoors at National Park Veluwezoom, a lovely green space in Rheden. Discover the area's cafes or seek out the cycling trails.

Top activities in Arnhem

The Battle of Arnhem by train and bicycle
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The Battle of Arnhem by train and bicycle

£163
Per adult
Wildlife tour in beautiful national park
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Wildlife tour in beautiful national park

£87
Per adult
Pancake Cruise Nijmegen
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Pancake Cruise Nijmegen

£18
Per adult

Reviews of Arnhem

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Nov 2019

Nice clean safe city. good shopping and restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Sep 2019

Arnhem is a very special place , beautiful and interesting and the people are so welcoming

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Aug 2019

Very clean. Lovely city. Great food. Great social happy friendly safe place to explore. Lots of eating places and lovely parks and walks. Lots of history here too.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 May 2019

We visited in relation to the battle of Arnhem in September 1944. Airborne at the bridge is very good & also to visit the Airborne museum in Oosterbeek & the war cemetery.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 May 2019

I was there primarily to view the sites where Operation Market Garden took place in September 1944, not for general sightseeing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 May 2019

Easy trains from Schipol every 15 minutes. Stop off at Ede and explore the National park. Burgers Zoo is excellent.

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