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How to Visit Arnhem? – A Complete Travel Guide

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How to Visit Arnhem? – A Complete Travel Guide

Arnhem is a picturesque city located in the Netherlands, and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With plenty of sights to see, attractions to explore, and activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder why visitors flock to this lovely city each year. But if you’re planning to visit, you’re probably wondering what you should do when you’re there, and how to get the most out of your stay. Here’s a helpful guide to visiting Arnhem, including ideas on where to stay, what to do, and more.

Getting to Arnhem

Arnhem is widely accessible from many European cities as it is well connected by a number of transport links. If flying, the nearest airport to Arnhem is Düsseldorf International Airport in Germany, located about 100 km away. From here, there is the option of renting a car or taking the train or bus. The train journey from Düsseldorf International Airport to Arnhem takes approximately 2 hours, while the bus journey takes much longer at around 3-4 hours. The train is usually the quickest mode of transport and runs directly from the airport with regular departures all day. Alternatively, if arriving by car or bicycle, Arnhem is conveniently located close to the A12 Autobahn. There are two entrances to this highway, both located at either end of the city. When travelling by car, simply look out for exit signs as you approach the city.

Where to Stay in Arnhem

Arnhem has some fabulous hotels and hostels for those looking for accommodation. The Hotel de Orangerie is a gorgeous boutique hotel situated within walking distance of the city center. The hotel offers exquisite suites with views over the nearby park, perfect for those looking for luxury accommodations. For those who prefer a more budget-friendly option, Arnhem also has a range of hostels and guesthouses. The Hostel ARN features a range of affordable rooms and facilities perfect for those looking for somewhere affordable yet comfortable to stay.

Things to Do in Arnhem

Visit De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Arnhem is famous for its nearby national park, De Hoge Veluwe. This magnificent natural reserve covers more than 55 square kilometers, making it the largest national park in the Netherlands. Rumored to be the place where Het Gooi, the all-time most watched Dutch film took place, it is a popular destination for visitors from all around the world. Visitors can hike here, cycle through its forest trails or even enjoy the area on Segways or electric bicycles whilst staying in one of the park’s camping sites. Other attractions such as an open air museum dedicated to the works of renowned artist Piet Mondrian and sculptures designed by famous Dutch sculptor Carel Visser can also be enjoyed here, making this a must see destination when visiting Arnhem.

Shop at Arnhem’s Market Square

Arnhem’s market square is bustling with life on weekends and holidays. Here you can take part in many activities such as paella cooking classes hosted by the local vendors. There are also plenty of stalls selling all kinds of wares, ranging from souvenirs and hand crafted leather goods, to hats and jewelry. It is certainly one of the best ways to mingle with locals and pick up some unique items!

Discover Dutch Modern Art at Museum Arnhem

The Museum Arnhem is a sumptuous gallery where visitors can find spectacular works of art from renowned Dutch artists. Here you can wander through collections of modern Dutch art dating back centuries. There are permanent exhibitions featuring works by renowned Dutch painters such as Rembrandt and Jan Steen with special displays throughout the year on highlighted emerging artists. The Museum also hosts regular educational events such as forums, debates and lectures further developing our understanding of Dutch modern art in today’s world.

Explore Brown Cafés

No trip to Arnhem is complete without visiting one of its many iconic Brown Cafés – which are essentially pubs that have been around since before World War Two! With its casual atmosphere and array of dark beers, these relaxed venues are great places to socialize and meet with local people over a few drinks. Most Brown Cafés serve traditional Dutch snacks such as patat (fries), bitterballen (a fried snack), and kaassoufflé (a cheese-based appetizer).

Relax at Royal Burgers Zoo

Royal Burgers Zoo is one of the largest wildlife parks in Europe, covering an area of more than 50 hectares. Here you’ll find amazing animals from all around the world such as elephants, giraffes, lions and tigers throughout its walkways and world-class enclosures. A great day out for all the family or couples looking for some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of Arnhem’s city center!


Visiting Arnhem has something for everyone. From unique attractions such as De Hoge Veluwe National Park, museums like Museum Arnhem showcasing world-renowned art pieces, bustling market squares like Arnhem’s Market Square where one can find unique souvenirs and local delicacies, nightlife spots such as the iconic Brown Café’s that have stood the test of time, and serene locations like Royal Burgers Zoo where visitors can get a breath of fresh air. There’s definitely something for everyone in this magical city! For more information on what you can do in Arnhem, check out Tourism in Arnhem’s website. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or an action-packed adventure in one of Europe’s oldest cities, this guide has it all!

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How to Visit Arnhem? – A Complete Travel Guide

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