Illustrious past - Historical highs and lows around Arnhem

When thinking of the region’s rich history, attention quickly focuses on the Second World War and the memorable Battle of Arnhem. But its history comprises more than that - much more. And you can discover just how much in the Netherlands Open Air Museum, where the historical Canon of the Netherlands presents the 50 most important events that have shaped the country’s history.

There are more than 100 country houses and country estates in the National Park Veluwezoom. The nobility of Gelderland knew the most agreeable places to stay, ranging from the historically furnished Rosendael Castle with its park full of activities to Doorwerth Castle which houses the Veluwezoom museum.

Throughout history, the River Rhine has kept the people of De Liemers pretty busy – both in a negative sense, by bursting its banks time and again, and a positive one. Its clay gave them fertile fields and, after the clay was baked in the brickyards along the river, it enabled them to build sturdy and durable houses.