City Walk Arnhem

Type: City hike
Distance: 4.0 km

City Walk Arnhem

Type: City hike
Distance: 4.0 km

This 4 km long city walk takes you along the impressive historical buildings and places that Arnhem is rich in. Download the walking route and discover Arnhem Centrum on foot!

Welcome to Arnhem, the capital of the province of Gelderland! Arnhem has a rich and eventful history of more than eleven centuries, traces of which can still be found today. With this city walk you will gain new impressions and get to know Arnhem better.

This historical walk will take you along some of Arnhem's most impressive historical buildings and places, which will certainly give you new impressions. You will get to know Arnhem and its rich history better! Along the way you will find several listening locations of the Liberation Route Europe, where you can listen with your smartphone to stories about what happened at that location during the Second World War. If you want to know more about the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden, this city walk is highly recommended!

On the way, visit one of the many museums, attractions, shops, cafés or restaurants. With so many possibilities you will never get bored. Start your route at the Eusebius church or choose a suitable starting point and get going! We wish you a lot of walking pleasure!

Are you watching this page on your phone? Then click on 'map' in the bottom right corner to follow the route and find out more about all the sights!

TIP: At the start of the route, get a handy mini map of Arnhem from Citystore Arnhem (€1.50). 

4.0 km

Sights on this route

Starting point: Kerkplein 1
6811 EB Arnhem
Citystore Arnhem

At Citystore Arnhem in the Eusebius you can be inspired by stories about Arnhem, get information about the known and unknown gems of the city and be surprised by the unique products in the store.Read more

The Big or Eusebius Church

The Big or Eusebius Church in Arnhem has dominated the skyline of the city of Arnhem for more than five centuries now and tells the history of the capital of the province of Gelderland.Read more

Monument in the Eusebius Church

The sculpture group of nineteen paratroopers in Arnhem recalls the military operation Market Garden in 1944.Read more

Listen: markt

Turn right round and look all around you. Nearly all of the buildings you can see here were built after the war. Before the war, this part of Arnhem was the administrative centre of the provincial capital....Read more

Airborne at the Bridge

Offering a phenomenal view of the world-famous John Frost Bridge, the Airborne at the Bridge exhibition tells the personal stories of the British lieutenant John Grayburn..Read more

Honorary sabre at the Provincial Government Building

The honorary sabre that Major General Urquhart donated to the people of Gelderland in September 1984 is on display in the reception hall of the provincial government building.Read more

Memorial in the Jacob Groenewoud park

The memorial consists of several parts including an armoured gun, a battered aircraft propeller, a memorial bench and memorial stone.Read more

Audiospot: A bridge too far

Seizing the bridge over the Rhine in Arnhem, the key objective of Operation Market Garden, proved to be an impossible mission.Read more

Listen: oranjewachtstraat

While liberation was being celebrated elsewhere in the country, the city of Arnhem was more concerned with commemoration. The Battle of Arnhem had been lost, and the city was left in ruins. The British...Read more

The Airborne Monument

The Airborne Monument commemorates the landing of the units of the 1st British Airborne Division and the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade on 17, 18 and 19 September 1944 near Wolfheze.Read more


Musis. House of Music and home of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. A concert hall where the world's greatest artists perform. From classical music to jazz and from singer-songwriters to chamber music. From Bach to Blues and everything in between.Read more

Citytheater Arnhem

A stage of the city and for the city. The home of Toneelgroep Oostpool and Introdans. Stadstheater Arnhem is situated adjacent to the Lauwersgracht, on the outskirts of Arnhem’s shopping centre.Read more

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Listen: Jansplein

The first few days following the British airborne landings were tense ones for the inhabitants of Arnhem’s city centre. At first it seemed as if the Germans were making a run for it. But that impression...Read more

Listen: gele rijdersplein

In the summer of 1944, Arnhem was a city under occupation. Even after the Germans entered the city in 1940, its population of approximately 90,000 residents had still experienced very little of the...Read more

Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis

Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis has been the city hotel of Arnhem for more than 100 years! The distinctive hotel in the heart of Arnhem town centre lies opposite Central Station.Read more

Listen: Stationsplein

You do have to watch out for the traffic a little bit, but even so, it is safe enough to walk around here now. However, that was not the case in the winter of 1944. At that time, signs had been erected...Read more

Korenmarkt (Arnhem)

Korenmarkt, home to all kinds of catering establishments, has been thé entertainment centre in Arnhem for years. The surrounding granaries are a reminder of the original activity of this market, the corn trade which was discontinued in 1914.Read more

Erfgoedcentrum Rozet

The Rozet Heritage Centre (Erfgoedcentrum) is a treasure trove of objects and stories which together recount the history of Arnhem and the surrounding area. TRead more


Grand Café Arnhems Meisje


End point: Kerkplein 1
6811 EB Arnhem