As the capital of the province of Gelderland, Arnhem has a rich and colourful history which is reflected in a number of its listed buildings. The famous John Frost Bridge was literally and figuratively 'a bridge too far' during the world-famous Battle of Arnhem. Another fascinating location is the Maarten van Rossumhuis (also known as the Devil's House), the Sabelpoort gate and the medieval house known as 'Presickhaeffs Huys'.
The 40 mediaeval cellars which are being restored to their former glory and linked together under the shopping streets, give you an insight into what Arnhem looked like under the ground in olden times. The Great Church or St. Eusebius' Church towers above the city. In this late Gothic cruciform basilica there is a unique glass lift which rises up to a height of no fewer than 73 metres. A city walk lasting one and a half hours under the supervision of an enthusiastic and expert guide costs € 120.00. The maximum group size per guide is 25.
If you would like to explore the city on your own, you can do so using the Arnhem city guide. This handy brochure contains a map of the centre of Arnhem, along with a description of the historic city walk. It also contains tips about the city's nightlife, cafés and restaurants, attractions and stores. The city guide is available from the Tourist Information Office (VVV Arnhem).
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.
Explore the beautiful Hanseatic town Doesburg. Walk through centuries of history and enjoy the numerous monuments!