Arnhem, Holland

Arnhem is a fairly large city in the east of the Netherlands on the banks of the river Rhine. It is the capital of the province Gelderland, and forms the northern part of the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area.

Arnhem has four major shopping streets, that are connected. They are the Roggestraat, Ketelstraat, Vijzelstraat, Rijnstraat. On the left and right side of these main streets there are several small streets with little shops and boutiques. The Living Statues exhibition is one of the great summer attractions for the city, with around 250 competitors from around the world. The event takes place during the last weekend of every August and dates back to 1996. On Saturday the catwalks belong to child performers, while adult actors perform on Sunday afternoon.

Arnhem is also the best starting point for those wanting to enjoy the pristine forests or patches of sand dunes in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, situated to the north of Arnhem. As the famous Kröller-Müller Museum and the St.Hubertus Hunting Lodge are also inside the park, it provides a great destination for various interests.

Things to See & Do

* Openluchtmuseum – open air museum
* Korenmarkt – large square
* Burgers’ Zoo
* House of Maarten van Rossum – town hall
* Grotte Kerke (St. Eusebius)

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 101.53 km²
Population – 1148,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31

Port Location – The Arnhem river port is located on the Rhine river approximately 1km from the city centre.

Transport Links – Arnhem has a main railway station – Arnhem railway station, which is serviced by several intercity lines and the ICE to Düsseldorf and further on to Frankfurt. Nowadays there are also trains departing all the way to Moscow, by NS HiSpeed. But just part of the train makes it all the way to Moscow. The intercity lines provide direct connections to Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Zutphen. It is also the terminus for several local railway services. Arnhem has three other stations, namely Arnhem Velperpoort, Arnhem Presikhaaf, and Arnhem Zuid.