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arnhem city guide
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Welcome to Arnhem,
the leafy and creative capital of Gelderland!
Arnhem has a wealth of green spaces. The city is home to imposing
trees, atmospheric parks and magnificent country estates, all of which
are open to the public. Arnhem also boasts special gardens and lovely
leafy boulevards around the city centre.
Arnhem is creative. Arnhem is home to ArtEZ hogeschool voor de
kunsten (art college), which offers visual arts and fashion courses,
among other subjects, and so there are numerous fashion studios in
the city centre and the fashion district. The varied and unique range of
shops in Arnhem draws shoppers from home and abroad. In the midst
of all the shops are countless cafés and restaurants in pleasant squares,
little courts of almshouses and of course on the banks of the Rhine.
Arnhem breathes culture. It is the home base of companies like Introdans and Het Gelders Orkest and it has a lovely theatre and a varied
range of small(er) theatres.
Many a visitor from home and abroad pays Arnhem a visit because of
its major attractions, such as Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo and the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Between them these attractions draw many
millions of visitors every year.
Enjoy yourself in Arnhem!
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Arnhem spots via
the mobile website:
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download the VVV app
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Green spaces in Arnhem 5
Arnhem, creative city
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Main attractions in Arnhem 10
Nightlife in Arnhem 13
Historical Arnhem with
Historical city walk
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Green spaces in
Arnhem
Arnhem lies in the heart of spectacular leafy surroundings, contained by the Veluwe on one side
and the river forelands on the other.
Arnhem also has a wide range of city parks; Park Sonsbeek 1 , Park
Zijpendaal and Gulden Bodem are the best-known. They share the rippling
water of the St. Jansbeek and are listed as national monuments. You can
play sports here, laze, picnic, meet people and go for a leisurely stroll.
Free WIFI makes it even possible to work in Park Sonsbeek. Visit one of
the many city gardens such as Spijkertuinen. Come and have a look at
the Watertuin full of lilies and frogs or visit the ‘Achtertuin’ overlooking
the lovely 19th century fronts. The vertical garden in Bloemstraat is also
unique, and nearby. Alternatively, spend a day roaming through the vast
forelands and marshes and meet the roaming herds of cattle and horses in
Uiterwaardenpark Meinerswijk. The Arnhem region is a very popular walking and cycle area. A host of walking and cycle routes take you through
a varied landscape of woods, heath, rivers, dikes, orchards and sand drifts.
With so many parks, leafy areas and surprising green spaces in Arnhem
there simply isn’t enough time to visit them all!
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Arnhem, creative city
In Arnhem you can buy the latest fashion straight
from the designer
Fashionistas can really indulge themselves in Arnhem! Arnhem ranks
among the top national fashion towns and cities. The fashion college,
which is part of ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten in Arnhem, plays
an important part in attracting and training fashion talents. Visit the
shops of leading fashion designers such as Humanoid, TrixenRees,
Sjaak Hullekes and Arnhem Coming Soon in Arnhem city centre.
MODEKWARTIER
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Shopping in Arnhem city
centre
The shopping streets in Arnhem city centre are convenient, cosy and close to each
other. In Musiskwartier you walk through
the grand mall, stroll through narrow little
streets and pause for a while in a beautiful
square. In Stegenkwartier and the 7straatjes, right behind the high street in Arnhem
city centre, you can stroll past characteristic
shops. The streets are pleasant and atmos­
pheric, with attractive little shops and a unique range of items. Shops are open Thursday
evenings until 9pm and most are also open
on Sundays from midday to 5pm or 6pm.
Modekwartier Arnhem 5
Numerous fashion designers have settled in
the Klarendal quarter, which is within walking
distance from Arnhem city centre. Here you
can buy the latest fashion straight from the designer, with the most exclusive accessories, of
course. Are you looking for an eye-catcher for
your interior or for the latest design? In Modekwartier the designers each tell their own story.
Their studios are open Thursdays to Saturdays.
There are shops selling bags, hats, vintage,
green fashion, accessories and design. In some
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840 3524, caspar.nu
Caspar is a great stop
when you’re visiting
Arnhem. This haunt
in the fashion district
is open daily from
9.30am, so you’ll
never be disappoin­
ted. In summer there’s
a lovely outdoor café.
Ideal for breakfast,
lunch or dinner or just
a drink.
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studios you can see the designers at work. The
cultural centre in Modekwartier is vibrant with
creativity and offers an elaborate programme
all year round.
PHOTO: DANIQUE VAN KESTEREN
Art & architecture
See the best and most
unique shops during
the Fashion Walk.
Download it free of
charge at
visitarnhem.com
Rozet 10 , the culture, knowledge and education centre in Arnhem, is particularly creative.
The special building has won several awards
and is open to the public (free of charge). At the foot of Rozet lies the
Aardvark, an imposing work of art by Florentijn Hofman. It was a present
from Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo to the city to mark the zoo’s 100th anniversary. Another special work of art is the sphinx at the foot of the John
Frost Bridge, which serves as a reminder of the war and the reconstruction
of the city.
The wall of fame (Boterdijk 1) is also a site in Arnhem you shouldn’t miss.
This legal graffiti site shows beautiful works by various artists.
Another cultural breeding place where art and architecture meet is
Showroom Arnhem, which hosts many cultural
events.
Merel and Jamie
degroenemeisjes.nl
- “I’ve always felt
that there’s a lot of
room in Arnhem for
creativity and slightly
more countercultural
people and things more so than in other
citys. Perhaps that’s
because there’s a
large Art College in
Arnhem? Anyhow, I
enjoy it here. What’s
more, it’s a very
beautiful, leafy city,
with magnificent
houses”.
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‘Het Modekwartier’ is located in
Klarendal, a district close to the city­
center of Arnhem. ‘HetModekwartier’
is a creative area entirely dedicated
to fashion, design, art and food, with
a concentration of shops, workshops,
studios, galleries, restaurants, theaters
and showrooms.
Upcoming talents, established names,
trendsetters and craftsmen: they form
the heart of this dynamic district. Get
acquainted with enthusiastic designers
their shops where they trade their
design products of quality, designers
who carry through your commissions
with greatcraftsmanship, a love and
passion for their craft they would love
to share with you.
A visit to the cafes or restaurants
in the area is highly recommended,
befitting it’s increasing prominence
as the main hotspots of Arnhem.
Annually, the designers organise a
‘Night of Fashion’ in the middle of
June. The ‘Night of Fashion’ celebrates
the annual showcase of fashion and
design from the designers of the
district.
fotografie: www.mashabakker.com
More information about ‘Het Modekwartier’ and the
‘Night of Fashion’:
www.modekwartier.nl
www.nachtvandemode.com
Top attractions in
Arnhem
Every year the top Arnhem attractions offer new and exciting activities, making every visit to one of the attractions worth repeating
time and again.
Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo
Antoon van Hooffplein 1, Arnhem, +31 (0)26-4450373, burgerszoo.com
Travel around the world in one day! Discover Burgers’ Bush, the tropical
rainforest where animals are free. Come and watch the desert animals in
Burgers’ Desert. Take a dry ‘dip’ in Burgers’ Ocean where corals, coral fish
and sharks live, among other animals. Burgers’ Safari is an East African
savannah with herds of giraffes, lions and cheetahs. Burgers’ Zoo is also
home to a large group of chimpanzees, gorillas, panthers and elephants.
Burgers’ Rimba takes you past Malaysian animals such as tigers, bears,
monkeys, monitor lizards and deer.
Nederlands Watermuseum
Zypendaalseweg 26-28, Arnhem
+31(0) 26-4452548, watermuseum.nl
The Nederlands Watermuseum is a contemporary and interactive museum on all aspects
of water. It’s a hands-on museum where you
can take a boat ride through the sewer, for
example, watch a beautiful film about water,
carry out water experiments, and learn all there is to know about dike management, drinking water, groundwater or water use in the
Netherlands and the rest of the world.
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Kröller-Müller museum
Houtkampweg 6, Otterlo
+31 (0)318-59124, krollermuller.nl
The Kröller-Müller museum has been named
after Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), a
passionate woman. The size and importance
of Helene’s lifework are largely explained by
her passion: the Kröller-Müller museum, which
has been in a woodland setting near Otterlo
since 1938, houses a world-famous collection of mainly 19th and 20th
century visual art. Helene’s favourite artist was Vincent van Gogh, which
is why the museum houses a sizable collection of this well-known painter.
Museum Arnhem
Utrechtseweg 87, Arnhem
+31 (0)26-3031400, museumarnhem.nl
Let yourself be surprised at Museum Arnhem
by one of the twenty exhibitions a year! The
unique collection of paintings by magic realists, for example, is permanent. Temporary
exhibitions on interesting artists or themes
are also organised. During your visit to the
museum you can sit down and relax in the museum café, which commands a stunning view of the statue garden and the Lower Rhine.
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Hoeferlaan 4, Arnhem, +31 (0)26-3576111, openairmuseum.nl
In the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum history comes back to life. Step
back into time and experience everyday life in the old days. Ride an old
tram, feel the heat of the forge, meet the miller and taste the baker’s
artisan bread. A visit to the Openluchtmuseum is an unforgettable experience for all ages.
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Airborne Museum
‘Hartenstein’
Utrechtseweg 232, Oosterbeek
+31 (0)26-3337710, airbornemuseum.nl
Thé museum on the Battle for Arnhem
(September 1944) is housed in the former
British headquarters used during the battle.
Accounts by British, Polish and German soldiers as well as civilians are brought to life
here. The museum displays a large collec­tion of
authentic weapons, documents, films and photos. At the Airborne Experience you will imagine
yourself to be in the heart of the battle. In this
underground room you will gain a very personal experience of the Battle for Arnhem.
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Combine a visit to the
Top Attractions with
shopping in the city
centre and a stay in
one of the magnificent hotels or B&Bs
at hotelsarnhem.nl.
Het Nationale Park
De Hoge Veluwe
Hotelsarnhem.nl
Ingang Schaarsbergen, Koningsweg 17
Schaarsbergen (near Arnhem), hogeveluwe.nl
Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe comprises
5400 hectares of woodlands, heath, pools and drifting sands, home to a
large diversity of flora and fauna, including highly endangered species. Together with the Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, the natuurmuseum Museonder,
the Kröller-Müller Museum and the statue garden, the Park is a unique and
(inter)nationally renowned combination of nature, art and architecture.
The Park hosts a range of activities all year round.
Museum Bronbeek
shows the history of the former Dutch
East-Indies colony and the Royal Dutch East-Indies army. For wine buffs there
is also the Nederlands Wijnmuseum
.
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Nightlife in Arnhem
A wealth of arts and culture in Arnhem
If you are interested in theatre and dance, then Introdans, Oostpool and the Stadstheater Arnhem are to be recommended, but also
the smaller theatres are worth visiting. For musical enjoyment you
should go to Luxor Live - Arnhem’s pop stage. Musis and the GelreDome are real hot spots, and a concert by Het Gelders Orkest is an
absolute must.
Various cultural events like King’s Day, Ascension Day, the Arnhem UITboulevard and World Living Statues are hosted annually. For an up-to-date
list of cultural events go to visitarnhem.com.
Podia in Arnhem:
Stadstheater Arnhem
Musis
Luxor Live
Posttheater
Theater aan de Rijn
Huis Oostpool
Theater Het Hof
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Koningsplein 12, +31 (0)26-4437343
Velperbuitensingel 25, +31 (0)26-4437343
Willemsplein 10, +31 (0)26-26-3511660
Rosendaalsestraat 27, +31 (026-4460553
Rijnstraat 42, +31 (0)26-3511911
Nieuwstraat 58, +31 (0)26-4437655
Boekhorstenstraat 58, +31 (0)26-3514436
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Culinary restaurants
Arnhem restaurants have something to suit all tastes. They are
passionate about cooking and
the service is warm and hospitable. Try the various world
cuisines or regional dishes and
experience a culinary evening at
a special venue. Weather permitting, the cosy outdoor cafés invite sultry culinary evenings. The
Korenmarkt, Jansplaats and the
Rhine boulevard have tempting
outdoor cafés you can hardly
resist!
Grand Café Metropole 18
Steenstraat 68, Arnhem. +31 (0)26-442406 , metropole.nl
A popular place to meet up with friends, this stunning Grand Café is
located near the city centre and the theatres. Its indoor garden is home to
the restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner and where the chef prepares
tasty dishes. By day you can also drop in for a cup of coffee and home-made­apple pie and of course later in the evening for a get-together.
GRAND CAFÉ METROPOLE
GRAND CAFÉ MAHLER
Grand Café Mahler 20
Velperbuitensingel 25, Arnhem, +31 (0)26-3720740, mssa.nl/mahler
Grand Café Mahler is housed at the front of the monumental Musis Sacrum. The Grand Café is thé venue for a lovely cup of coffee, lunch, high
tea, drinks or dinner. There are regular free performances or cultural activities.
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is thé social hub in Arnhem. See the back page for more
ARNHEM
EVENT
CITY
FOR AN OVERVIEW
GO TO VISITARNHEM.COM
Historic Arnhem
Arnhem has a rich and eventful past. World War II is a theme in all
historical accounts of the city. The Battle for Arnhem, battled out
on the banks of the Rhine in September 1944, was part of Operation Market Garden. You can read more about it on page 20. Visit
one of the museums on this traumatic part of Arnhem history. The
Informatiecentrum Slag om Arnhem
overlooks the John Frost
Bridge and is housed on Rijnkade. Alternatively, visit Airborne Mu­se­
um ‘Hartenstein’
in het nabij gelegen Oosterbeek, zie pagina 8
voor meer informatie.
Despite the acts of war in 1944 and 1945, Arnhem has managed to
preserve several beautiful mediaeval and Renaissance monuments.
This past is partly reflected in a number of monumental buildings.
A historical walk takes you past a number of the impressive historic
buildings and locations in Arnhem, so you will no doubt gain new
impressions and get to know Arnhem better.
Exciting History and Liberation Route Europe
Arnhem has a rich past which dates back many centuries and has
left traces. Audio and video accounts of important locations in the
Middle Ages
and World War II
can be downloaded free by
mobile phone at excitinghistory.com or liberationroute.nl.
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Historical City Walk
by Gilde Arnhem
Duration approximately 2 hours | 4 kilometer
Start: VVV Arnhem
From the VVV Tourist Information Centre you walk past Hotel Haar huis. Don’t forget to take a look at the brand new and impressive
Central Station, designed by architect Ben van Berkel. Cross the square at the pedestrian traffic lights.
You are now on the other side of Nieuwe Plein, which until 1850 had a city
wall with a city moat in front of it.
Turn right and continue until you reach the first street on your left
(Korte Hoogstraat), which joins Korenmarkt.
Well-known for its nightlife, this
square boasts a wide variety of
clubs, bars and restaurants. The
surrounding granaries are witnesses to the corn trade in this square, which discontinued in 1914.
On the corner of Korenmarkt and
Luthersesteeg you see the Lutheran parish’s classicist church dating back to 1737. Above the entrance is the relief of a swan, the
Lutheran symbol. A warehouse
between 1898 and 1951, it was
then used for catering purposes.
CLASSICAL CHURCH
Turn right and continue along Luthersestraat, then cross Varkens straat. Via Tullekensteeg you will reach Rijnstraat. Turn right.
This street is the western part of the old walled city, at the end of which
used to be four city gates. The Rijnpoort used to be the west entrance.
Another gate (‘Velperpoort’) used to be on the right-hand side, on the site
of the current Velperplein.
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KORENBEURS, AROUND 1905
The front of number 71 is the front of a building which dates back to the
14th century, the former ‘St. Peters Gasthuis’. This property has three large
vaulted cellars, a part of which was rented by Charles duke of Gelre in
1527 to store his wine supplies. Nowadays the building is DrieGasthuizenGroep’s head office. It is the oldest and still existing organisation for social
(geriatric) care in Arnhem.
Turn right, then left into Oude Oeverstraat.
Underneath many properties in the old city centre lie Historic Cellars
. For years these age-old subterranean cellars were left aban4
doned. In the nineties the council acquired 39 of them in Rijnstraat and
connected them with each other. The cellars have been restored to their
former glory and were opened to the public in late 2001. The entrance to
the cellars is situated in Oude Oeverstraat.
HISTORIC CELLARS
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At the end of Oude Oeverstraat you reach a square and the Rozet
building.
Since 2013 the Rozet building 10 has housed the Bibliotheek (Library), the
Kunstbedrijf, the Volksuniversiteit (Adult Education Centre) and the Erfgoed
Centrum (formerly known as the Historisch Museum Arnhem). The latter
tells the history of Arnhem in chronological order. Admission is free of charge.
The building was designed by the two architects Neutelings and Riedijk, who
also designed the Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid and MAS in Antwerpen.
ROZET
Gilde City Walk Arnhem
For more information on city walks and guided tours go
to wandeleninarnhem.nl
For guided cellar tours please contact 06 26778791,
[email protected]
For city walks please contact 06 45560908,
[email protected]
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Opposite Rozet lies a gigantic aardvark, a work of art by Florentijn Hofman. This aardvark is a present from Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo to the city
centre on the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 2013. Children can play
on it to their heart’s content.
FEESTAARDVARKEN
Turn back to Rijnstraat via Kortestraat, then turn right.
‘De Moriaan’, a house with a late renaissance front, is located on your
right at number 41. However, the property proves to be much older and
was given a new front, among other things, during a renovation in the
17th century. In the 17th and 18th century it served as a boarding house
and as a home for magistrates.
Looking up you can see several beautiful old fronts above the ‘modern’
shops. Built around 1900, the property on the corner of the second street
BAKKERSTRAAT, AROUND 1885
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on your left (Mariënburgstraat) still has original Jugendstil decorative art
with decorative, elongated figures, lovely wall clamps and a transparent
architectural style with large glass surfaces.
At this crossroad turn right into Wielakkerstraat.
Here you see a number of historic buildings, including a Jewish butcher/
poulterer and an old alley on your right. You now reach ‘Het Eiland’. The
first thing you notice is the bronze statue of ‘Zittende Oude Man’ , made
in 1977 by Arnhem sculptor Wim Kuyl after the Rheden publican ‘Jan van
Lankwarden’.
ZITTENDE OUDE MAN
The magnificent building at number 6 was purpose-built in 1920 as the
‘Nieuwe Arnhemsche Courant’ office and printer, its architecture reflecting the Amsterdam school style. The original purpose of this property
is reflected by the vertical pen and the ink pot to the right of the large
window.
Briefly bear right.
On your left-hand side you see Arke Noachstraat. Built around 1850 and
allegedly the oldest coffee-house in Arnhem, ‘Het Oranje Koffiehuis’ lies
on the right. The pub was renovated approximately 20 years later and
rebuilt in 1926 with elements of the Arnhem school.
Walk back, then continue along Kerkstraat.
This is one of the oldest streets in Arnhem. Remains of previous settlements dating back to the 9th – 11th century have been found here. On
your right the restored house at number 32 has a late mediaeval gate
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which used to serve as an entrance to a property once located in Bakkerstraat. Until the 1930s this gate served as an entrance to a city farm in
this street. Restored shops with original 19th century shop fronts on either
side of the street are located near properties number 12 to 15. The back
of the originally late mediaeval house at number 9 was used as a Roman
Catholic Home for Widows since 1750.
To your left at number 19 at the far end of the street you see the T-shaped
Presikhaeffs Huys
an originally 14th century house with 15th and
18th century stepped gables. The natural stone gate dates back to around
1640. The house was named after the ‘Van Presickhaafe’ mayors who lived
here in the 16th century. These days it is called the ‘Trix en Reeshuis’,
named after two well-known Arnhem fashion designers who own the
property.
PRESICKHAEFFS HUYS
Walk to the bottom of the street, then walk around the church on the
right.
, a late gothic
You are now in Kerkplein facing Eusebiuskerk 3
church (POI) with a 93 metre high tower. Built between 1450 and 1540,
the church was largely destroyed in September 1944. After several restorations the church and its tower were reopened to the public. A lift was
built inside the tower, taking visitors to a height of 73 metres. Weather
permitting, the tower commands a magnificent view of Arnhem and the
surrounding area. In 2010 a new restoration was necessary and since then
the tower has been scaffolded again, covered with printed fabric. The lift
is still accessible. Unless there are activities being held, the church is open
to the public free of charge.
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EUSEBIUSKERK
Turn right and cross here. You are now in the Markt.
The 18th century classicist building on the corner of Turfstraat and the
Markt is the former ‘Waag’ (weighhouse). These days the Markt is used as
a parking area – there are weekly markets held in Kerkplein and around
the church. Walk to the south of the Markt where you see ‘Het Huis der
Provincie’, a monumental building dating from 1954 which exhibits a large
collection of applied art. The property has recently acquired listed building
status. The face has a set of bells on the right-hand side, with a work of
art by sculptress Everdine Henny above. Every hour the carillon plays and
turns out to open like a fence. Unless meetings and suchlike are being
held, the building is open to the public. Report to the desk first.
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On the right lies the mediaeval Sabels­poort
), the only city gate left
after the demolition of the city walls in the 19th century. After a series of
restorations it was connected with ‘Het Huis der Provincie’ and as such
now serves a representative purpose.
SABELSPOORT
Pass under the Sabelspoort and turn left.
Now you see the Rhine in front of you. The Rhine Bridge is on your left.
. You are now where the Allied ForThis is the historic ‘Bridge Too Far’
ces tried to reclaim the bridge from the Germans in 1944.
The Battle for Arnhem, which was battled out on the banks of the Rhine
in 1944, was part of Operation Market Garden. It was the code name for
a large offensive which aimed to advance from liberated Belgium straight
to the middle of the Netherlands and then turn off towards Germany. The
Arnhem bridge was situated at the end of a 127 kilometre corridor, which
had to be conquered from the south. The aim was to have the bridge conquered by the 1st British Airborne Division with the help of the 1st Polish
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Independent Para Brigade under command of
general major Stanieslaw Sosabowski.
TIP
Would you like to
know more about the
Battle for Arnhem?
Follow the Freedom
Trail, a walk past
important sites in
1940-1945.
However, the German forces proved to be too
strong. Market Garden had failed, Arnhem was
a ‘bridge too far’. Much of the old city centre was destroyed. After the battle all Arnhem
residents had to leave the city on orders from
the German authorities. Subsequently Arnhem
was systematically looted by the German army. Arnhem had turned into
a ‘ghost city’.
The war monument in the small public garden you are now facing was
named after Jacob Groenewoud, a Dutch officer who took part in the
battle near the bridge and was killed there. The Rijnkade is also home to
the Informatiecentrum Slag om Arnhem
.
BRIDGE TOO FAR, LISTENING SPOT LIBERATION ROUTE
Walk back to the Markt and continue in the direction of the church.
Look right in the direction of the Walburgbasiliek while crossing Turfstraat/Walburgstraat.
, is an early gothic
The oldest church in Arnhem, de ‘Walburgiskerk’
triple nave pseudo-basilica built between 1391 and 1423. The pentagon
choir was added following a restauration in the first half of the 19th century. Through the centuries this church has had many purposes. Originally
a Roman-Catholic church, it was used for several worldly ends following
the Reformation in Arnhem in 1579, such as an arms depot, horse stables,
a military prison and an army warehouse. In 1808 King Louis Napoleon
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returned it to the Roman Catholics. Like other buildings in the area this
church was severely damaged in September 1944. Its reconstruction took
four years – from 1946 to 1950. In 1965 the ‘St. Walburgis’ was given the
honorary title ’Basilica Minor’ by van the then Pope Paul VI.
WALBURGISKERK
Continue between the Eusebiuskerk (church) and the City Hall in the
direction of Koningstraat.
. Its origins date
On your right-hand side you see the ‘Duivelshuis’
back to the 15th century. Duke Charles of Gelre bought it in 1518. It is also
known as Maarten van Rossum’s house, who owned it in the 16th century.
Maarten van Rossem had the property renovated with a front designed
after the latest architectural fashion. This style became later known as
‘Renaissance’. Van Rossem also had the building decorated with numerous
statues. The satyrs on the front were soon considered to be devils by the
Arnhem residents. This is probably how the property took the name Devil’s
House. It has housed the Arnhem mayors’ study since 1830.
Made by Arnhem sculptor Gijs Jacobs van den Hof, the war memorial between the church and the city hall was revealed by Queen Juliana in 1953.
Depicting a naked man sitting down called ‘Mens tegen Macht’ (‘Man
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DUIVELSHUIS
against Power’), his nudity symbolises the innocence, truth and purity tasting defeat when faced with the dishonesty of brutal forces of war. The
original plinth ‘De Pleuranten’ was moved to Moscova cemetery a few
years later.
When you reach Koningstraat, continue straight ahead until you see
the monumental entrance to the Musiskwartier on the right-hand
corner of Roggestraat and Beekstraat.
You are now in the Land van de Markt. Walk straight ahead into Bovenbeekstraat and past ‘De Dansende Nar’ (‘The Dancing Jester’) by Hans
Bayens. This statue was presented to the city by ‘De Onganse’ in 1975 on
the occasion of the 22th anniversary of this carnival society.
At number 21 you see the former Historisch Museum. This property is
a great example of an 18th century mansion, built in 1758 and unique
in Arnhem because of the original Louis XV style (rococo), which is recognisable by the completely symmetrical construction, the fairly austere
exterior and the lavishly decorated interior. From 1844 to 1920 the Burgerweeshuis (orphanage) was housed here, a name it has kept since.
Continue straight ahead along Bovenbeekstraat, then turn left into
Ruiterstraat. Pass the old buildings until you reach Jansplein.
Number 37 in Ruiterstraat houses Bakkerij Van der Meijden, the last traditional bakery in Arnhem city centre. The bakery is known for its ‘Arnhems
grofje’ (a white raisin bun), which has been baked here for more than 100
years.
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On your left you see the former post office. Completed in 1889, this
neo-gothic and originally symmetrical building with strong influences
from the so-called Hanseatic Gothic was designed by government architect C.H. Peters. Above the left entrance glazed and terracotta reliefs have
been added and above the windows squatting terracotta monkeys gave
the building its nickname Monkey Cliff.
BAKERY VAN DER MEIJDEN BAKERY ARNHEMS GROFJE
DOME CHURCH
The first protestant church in Arnhem, the neo-classicist ‘dome church’ in
the centre of the square was built in 1837 on the site cleared after the demolition of the remains of the St Janskerk (church) and the Commanderij
van St. Jan. The basic shape is octagonal as is the outside dome, its diameter is 21 metres. On top of the dome sits a 6 metre tall wooden turret, the
lantern. Until 1940 the church also served as Regimentskerk van de Gele
Rijders (Regimental Church of the Yellow Riders) who were quartered in
the nearby Willemskazerne (barracks) until then.
Walk a little way until you reach Jansplaats. Here you see some very old
houses. At number 28 with its 19th century front and lower facade you
can see the remains of a mediaeval house inside. Number 29 has an 18th
century Dutch gable and the cellar is believed to date back to the 15th
century.
The statue of ‘Charles of Gelre’ was made in 1940 by Ab Dieckerhof and
Joop Hekman. It was put here by the Karel van Gelrestichting, which gave
it to the council in 1949. Cobble stones in the heart of the square outline
the city pump that used to be here.
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Turn right into Jansstraat.
High up at number 31 you see a gable statue known as ’de Wildeman’. Its
history is unknown. De Wildeman is a mythological depiction of Hercules,
symbolising strength. De Wildeman used to be the patron of the building it
was attached to. Even before 1550 this property used to be a house, probably an inn in Jansstraat called De Wildeman.
Continue until Willemsplein.
Across the square you see Luxor Live. The theatre is housed in a monumental building built in Art Deco style by Belgian architect Diehl in 1915-1916.
In its day Luxor was a very luxurious building with all the latest technology.
It also used to be one of the first cinemas in the Netherlands.
You have reached the end of this walk. Still got time? Weather permitting, the pavement cafés in Korenmarkt, Pauwstraat, Jansplaats- en
plein are great places to spend some time.
More information
visitarnhem.com or download the free VVV
Tourist Information app
Any questions? Please contact us by
twitter.com/arnhem_nijmegen
facebook.com/RegioArnhemNijmegen
[email protected]
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Published by: Regional Tourist Board Arnhem Nijmegen
Photography: Jurjen Drenth en Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Arnhem Nijmegen
Cartografie: Przewalski ontwerpers, Arnhem
©2015. The content in this brochure has been carefully composed. All information is subject
to change. Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Arnhem Nijmegen cannot be held liable for any
errors or changes.
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