Even the city is green in the Arnhem region. The diversity of the area’s parks makes it very inviting to stroll, enjoy a picnic or just be lazy. But don’t linger too long, because Arnhem has so much more to offer. As a fashion and design city, for example, with its famous fashion district, Modekwartier, collections from the art and fashion academy ArtEZ and its seven unique streets, the 7straatjes. And it is a city with a rich and eventful history. Go on a historic city walk or follow the Liberation Route past impressive monuments and places of remembrance associated with the renowned Battle of Arnhem.
Right on the outskirts of Arnhem you will find the magnificent Veluwezoom, the oldest National Park in the Netherlands, where you can hike and bike for miles across beautiful heathland and past vast country estates, country houses and castles. A little further to the south, you will arrive in the area known as De Liemers where the River Rhine makes its way through a glorious river landscape as it flows into the Netherlands from Germany. This is an area where you can have lots of fun in and around the water – in the recreational area called De Bijland for example – and enjoy the most delicious regional products grown in the fertile river soil.
The Arnhem region is a great place to enjoy culinary delights, no matter whether you visit an elegant castle restaurant or a cosy brasserie, an outdoor café in the city or a farmhouse garden. It is a place to enjoy local specialities or international cuisine, or a delicious Dutch pancake – with syrup, of course!
Would you like to learn more about Operation Market Garden? Take part in one of the four specially developed walking routes in the Airborne Region. While walking you will discover the (local) stories behind Operation Market Garden. Try the four paths in Driel, Oosterbeek, Ede and Arnhem and walk past monuments and places of interest related to this operation. Remember the victims and reflect on freedom. Want to know more? Then continue reading and discover the story behind the Airborne Region.