28 Sights in Arnhem, Netherlands (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Arnhem, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 28 sights are available in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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1. Sonsbeek

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Park Sonsbeek in Arnhem is the most famous park in this city. The park is named after Anna van Sonsbeeck, a prominent lady in the Arnhem community in the 17th century. Anna's father, Franciscus van Sonsbeeck, comes from the German town of Sonsbeck or Sonsbeeck. Above the main entrance of the Lutheran church in Sonsbeeck, built in 1655, you can still find the city's coat of arms: a sun with a few wavy lines underneath that represent a stream. The park is 67 hectares in size and borders the Zijpendaal and Gulden Bodem parks in the north. These three parks are closely linked and together cover about 200 hectares. To the east, Sonsbeek borders the Sonsbeekkwartier and St. Marten districts, to the south almost the city centre and to the west to the Burgemeesterswijk. The area is a protected cityscape.

Wikipedia: Park Sonsbeek (NL)

2. John Frost Bridge

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John Frost Bridge is the road bridge over the Lower Rhine at Arnhem, in the Netherlands. The bridge was inaugurated after the end of World War II, and is named after Major-General John Dutton Frost (1912–1993), who commanded the British forces that reached and temporarily defended the pre-existing Rijnbrug at the same location during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. This was the bridge referenced in the 1977 Anglo-American film A Bridge Too Far, although the IJssel bridge in Deventer was used for the actual shooting of the film.

Wikipedia: John Frost Bridge (EN)

3. Lutherse Kerk

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The Lutheran Church is a former Lutheran church building on the Korenmarkt in the Dutch city of Arnhem. The church was built on the site where the Bontenburch house had stood until then. In this house, which became increasingly dilapidated, Lutheran religious meetings had been held since 1657. In the period 1735 - 1737, the hall church was built in a classicist architectural style, probably to the design of the Arnhem architect Leendert Viervant the Elder. The façade is laid out according to the Ionic architectural style with a large pediment at the top. It features decorations in the Louis XIV style. The capital rests on columns that have been imitated around the building. Above the entrance is an image of a swan as a sign of the Lutheran faith.

Wikipedia: Lutherse kerk (Arnhem) (NL)

4. Presickhaeffs Huys

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The Presickhaeffs Huys is a medieval house in the center of Arnhem on the Kerkstraat, which according to research was built in the year 1354. In 1555 a T-shaped extension took place at the rear with a beautiful courtyard; from 1606 the Nassauch Widows' Home moved into the building. Then in 1795 it was a tea house and from 1915-1944 a café with meeting rooms. Partly due to the many destructions that were caused in the center of Arnhem during the Battle of Arnhem in the Second World War, this is one of the few medieval houses that Arnhem still possesses. The house, near St. Eusebius' Church, had its own courtyard. Previously, the house extended to the Koningstraat behind it. The building is a national monument.

Wikipedia: Presickhaeffs Huys (NL)

5. Airborne monument

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The Airborne Monument in the Dutch city of Arnhem is a monument on Airborneplein in memory of the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. It consists of a war-damaged column of the former Palace of Justice in Arnhem that has been placed on a pedestal. During the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, the courthouse was completely destroyed. A fragment of one of the columns was preserved as a reminder of the war and now forms the monument. On 17 September 1945 the monument was unveiled by the Queen's Commissioner, mr. Schelto, Baron van Heemstra. On the column is the date in gilded letters: 17 September 1944.

Wikipedia: Airborne-monument (Arnhem) (NL)

6. Castra Herculis

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Castra Herculis

The castellum Meinerwijk was a fortress in the Roman Netherlands, which was discovered during archaeological excavations in 1978 and later in 1991 in the floodplains of the Rhine near Meinerswijk near Arnhem. The castellum near Meinerswijk was probably built between the year 10 and 20 by the Roman general Germanicus on the south side of the Rhine. This wooden fortress protected Roman shipping on the Rhine and may have been the site of the Drusus canals, which had been dug from the Rhine to the north. In Roman times, the Oude IJssel flowed south from Doesburg to flow into the Rhine at the Castellum.

Wikipedia: Castellum Meinerswijk (NL)

7. Casa Bianca

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Casa Bianca is a home in the Dutch town of Arnhem that was built in the early 20th century as a service home for the poultry and cow caretaker of the Brantsen family, who lived in the Zijpendaal house. The white built house stands in a wooded area in a line of sight on the Zijpendaal house. The map of the house is from a T-farm, where the front house has a hipped roof and the back house a wolf roof. The larger windows are provided with a brick frame at the top. The lower part of the window, which can be opened as a sliding window, can be sealed by characteristic black and white shutters.

Wikipedia: Casa Bianca (NL)

8. Huis Sonsbeek

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Huis Sonsbeek, originally from 1744, is a country house in the Arnhem Park Sonsbeek located on a hill overlooking the city of Arnhem. The central part was built for the young orphaned Adriana van Bayen (1723-1755?) to a design by the Arnhem architect Anthony Viervant and probably enlarged with the side wings by his son Roelof Roelofs Viervant at the end of the eighteenth century. The building, which has had various uses in the past, is often called "The White Villa" or "Stadsvilla Sonsbeek" locally because of the white façade, which also had other colors in the past.

Wikipedia: Huis Sonsbeek (NL)

9. De Drie Haringen

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The Three Herrings is the name of a medieval warehouse on the Rijnstraat in the Dutch city of Arnhem. The building was probably built by a member of the Cleaners' Guild. Guilds of that name carried a coat of arms that showed three pegs. The current façade dates from the beginning of the twentieth century, but contains seven older natural stone sculpted masks in the style of Hendrick de Keyser and a façade stone with three pegs. These culturally and historically valuable façade elements are registered as national monuments.

Wikipedia: De Drie Haringen (Arnhem) (NL)

10. voormalig Evangelisch-Lutherse kerk

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church was a church in the Dutch city of Arnhem where believers of the Evangelical Lutheran congregation gathered. The church was built around 1898 to a design by architect A.R. Freem and took over the celebrations of the previous church, the Lutheran Church on the Korenmarkt. The building was built in neo-Gothic style and executed as a hall church. The choir of the church faces the choir of the nearby St. Martin's Church. The church is a national monument.

Wikipedia: Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk (Arnhem) (NL)

11. International Memorial for the Unknown Child

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The International Monument to the Unknown Child is a monument that is located on the National Scattering Site Delhuyzen in the municipality of Arnhem, just outside the Veluwezoom National Park. It is a collection of man-sized stones. In the middle of the collection of stones is a colourful glass artwork by artist Cobi van de Kuit, depicting a rose. The status of the monument (2020) is that it is not yet 'finished', it is 'growing'. Large stones are regularly added.

Wikipedia: Internationaal monument voor het onbekende kind (NL), Website

12. Duivelshuis

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The Duivelshuis or Maarten van Rossumhuis, on the Koningstraat in the center of the Gelderse capital Arnhem, is a city castle from the 16th century. It is called 'Devil's House' because of the satie figures on the facade. In the Stadskasteel is the office of the Arnhem mayor. After the Second World War, the cellars became a pilgrimage resort for veterans, relatives and other interested parties concerning the Battle of Arnhem.

Wikipedia: Duivelshuis (Arnhem) (NL)

13. Elisabeth Gasthuis

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The Elisabeth Gasthuis is a former hospital in the Dutch city of Arnhem. The hospital was founded in 1878 by J.H. Van Basten Batenburg as a Roman Catholic hospital. In 1893 architect J.W. Boerbooms the design of the building in neo -Renaissance style. The hospital was named after Saint Elisabeth van Thüringen, in which the medical staff consisted of Franciscan Nuns from Münster for a longer period of time.

Wikipedia: Elisabeths Gasthuis (Arnhem) (NL)

14. Luxor Live

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Luxor Live, formerly Het Luxor-Théâtre and a cinema from 1915 to 1984, is the municipal music venue of Arnhem, located on Willemsplein, near Korenmarkt, in Arnhem. Luxor was previously privately owned. After years of vacancy, after closure due to violence by visitors, it has been revived as a music venue. It can accommodate 250 visitors in the small upper room and 750 visitors in the main hall.

Wikipedia: Luxor Live (NL), Website, Facebook, Twitter

15. Burgers' Zoo

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Burgers' Zoo Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Royal Burgers' Zoo is a 45-hectare (110-acre) zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, and is one of the biggest zoos in the country. Arnhem is a city that lies within the Veluwe, a nature park in the east of the Netherlands. The zoo is popular with both Dutch and German people, and receives about 1 million visitors annually. It was founded by Johan Burgers in 1913.

Wikipedia: Royal Burgers' Zoo (EN), Website

16. Arnhem War Museum 40 - 45

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The Arnhem War Museum 40-45 is a private museum dedicated to the Second World War, particularly in and around Arnhem. The museum was founded on 24 May 1994 by Eef Peeters. The museum is located in the former School with the Bible in Schaarsbergen and is organized as a foundation. It is not listed as a recognised museum in the museum register.

Wikipedia: Arnhems Oorlogsmuseum 40-45 (NL), Website

17. Westerveldpark

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Park Westerveld is a park in Arnhem-Zuid, originally an estate, laid out in the eighteenth century by the Tulleken family. It is bordered on the north side by the Drielsedijk, and on the south by a new housing estate of the village of Elden. In 2009, the park was designated a protected municipal monument.

Wikipedia: Park Westerveld (NL)

18. De Arnhemse Schipbrug

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De Arnhemse Schipbrug

The Schipbrug Arnhem was a pontoon bridge in Arnhem over the Lower Rhine. The ship bridge was on the west of the city where nowadays the Nelson Mandela bridge is located. It provided the most important connection across the Rhine to the Rijnbrug construction in 1935.

Wikipedia: Schipbrug Arnhem (NL)

19. Belvedère

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The Belvédère in Park Sonsbeek is a view tower in Park Sonsbeek in Arnhem. The Belvédère was built in the 19th century on behalf of Baron H.J.C.J. van Heeckeren van Enghuizen. Baron van Heeckeren had become the owner of Park Sonsbeek in 1821.

Wikipedia: Belvédère (Arnhem) (NL)

20. Jubileumpark

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The Jubileumpark is a park in the south of the Dutch city of Arnhem. It is located between the De Laar Oost district and the A325 motorway. The park is a gift from the citizens of Arnhem on the occasion of the city's 750th anniversary in 1983.

Wikipedia: Jubileumpark (NL)

21. Museum Arnhem

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Museum Arnhem is a museum of modern art, contemporary art, applied art and design in Arnhem, Netherlands, with art from the 20th century. The museum reopened its doors on 13 May 2022 after a major renovation that lasted more than four years.

Wikipedia: Museum Arnhem (EN), Website

22. Nationaal Brandweermonument

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Nationaal Brandweermonument NIPV/ Brandweer Nederland. / CC BY-SA 4.0

The National Fire Brigade Monument is a memorial in the Dutch town of Schaarsbergen in memory of firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1945. The monument was designed by Jeroen Doorenweerd and unveiled on 16 June 2012.

Wikipedia: Nationaal Brandweermonument (NL), Website

23. Sint-Petersgasthuis

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The Sint Petersgasthuis is a former hospital in the Dutch city of Arnhem. The building was built around 1354 on the Rijnstraat and served as a residence and mint in the early years. In 1407 the building was used as a guest house.

Wikipedia: Sint-Petersgasthuis (NL)

24. Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

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The Netherlands Open Air Museum is a national open-air museum located in Arnhem. It focuses on the culture associated with the everyday lives of ordinary people, and demonstrating the old way of life in the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Netherlands Open Air Museum (EN), Website

25. Spinnenkopmolen (Gorredijk)

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The spinnenkop of the Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem is a small drainage mill originally located near Gorredijk, Friesland, Netherlands. It is a hollow post windmill that has been restored to working order.

Wikipedia: Spinnenkop Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem (EN)

26. Park Gulden Bodem

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Gulden Bodem is a park and former country estate in the Dutch city of Arnhem, located on the north side of the city. It has been a national monument since 2006. Due to its location, it is the garden of Zypendaal.

Wikipedia: Gulden Bodem (park) (NL)

27. Sint Walburgisbasiliek

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St. Walburga's Church is the oldest surviving church in Arnhem. The building has a characteristic double tower front on the west side. The church is built on the Count's Court and the residence of Reinald 1.

Wikipedia: Sint-Walburgiskerk (Arnhem) (NL)

28. Het Nederland Watermuseum

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The Dutch Water Museum in Arnhem is the museum that focuses on information about all aspects of (fresh) water, such as water management, drinking water and water purification. The museum was opened in 2004.

Wikipedia: Nederlands Watermuseum (NL), Website, Youtube


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