27 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 27 sights are available in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Sightseeing Tours in Arnhem

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 considerable 'Dame' 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 coat of arms: a sun with a few corrugated lines underneath that represent a stream. The park is 67 ha in size and borders the Zijpendaal and Gulden Bodem parks to the north. These three parks are closely connected and together they are about 200 ha in size. In the east, Sonsbeek borders the districts Sonsbeekkwartier and St. Marten, in the south almost the center and in the west the Burgemeesterswijk. The area is a protected cityscape.

Wikipedia: Park Sonsbeek (NL)

2. 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 house Bontenburch had stood until then. In this house, which became increasingly dilapidated, Lutheran faith meetings had been held since 1657. In the period 1735 - 1737, the hall church was built in classicist architectural style, probably to the design of the Arnhem architect Leendert Viervant the Elder. The façade is set up according to the Ionic architectural style with a large pediment at the top. This is decorated 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)

3. 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 Nassausch Weduwenhuis 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 owns. The house, near the St. Eusebius Church, had its own courtyard. Previously, the house continued to the Koningstraat behind it. The building is a national monument.

Wikipedia: Presickhaeffs Huys (NL)

4. Airborne monument

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The Airborne monument in the Dutch city of Arnhem is a monument on the Airborneplein in memory of the battle of Arnhem in September 1944. It consists of a column of the former Palace of Justice in Arnhem damaged by the war 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: September 17, 1944.

Wikipedia: Airborne-monument (Arnhem) (NL)

5. Casa Bianca

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Casa Bianca is a house in the Dutch town of Arnhem that was built at the beginning of the 20th century as a service home for the poultry and cow caretaker of the Brantsen family, who lived in Huis Zijpendaal. The white house is located in a wooded area in a line of sight on the House Zijpendaal. The floor plan of the house is of a T-farm, where the front house has a hipped roof and the back house has a wolf roof. The larger windows have 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)

6. Roman Castellum Castra Herculis

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Roman Castellum Castra Herculis

The castellum Meinerwijk was a fortress in the Roman Netherlands, discovered during archaeological excavations in 1978 and later in 1991 in the floodplains of the Rhine near Meinerswijk near Arnhem. The castellum at Meinerswijk was probably built between the years 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 possibly the Drusus moats, which had been dug north from the Rhine, were located here. In Roman times, the Oude IJssel flowed south from Doesburg to flow into the Rhine at the Castellum.

Wikipedia: Castellum Meinerswijk (NL)

7. 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 middle 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 at the end of the eighteenth century by his son Roelof Roelofs Viervant. The building, which has had various destinations in the past, is often called locally "De Witte Villa" or "Stadsvilla Sonsbeek" because of the white façade, which used to have other colors.

Wikipedia: Huis Sonsbeek (NL)

8. 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)

9. De Drie Haringen

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Three Herring is the name of the medieval warehouse on Rhine Street in the Dutch city of arnhem. The property may have been built by members of the Cleaning Boat Association. Guild with this name carries a weapon and displays three herring. Today's facade dates back to the early 20th century, but it contains seven more ancient natural stone carved masks, including the hendrik de keyser and three herring exterior walls. These facade elements with cultural and historical value 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 church is directed to 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 Delhuyzen National Scattering Area 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, which represents 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 is a city castle from the 16th century in the center of Arnhem. The house is now called the Maarten van Rossum House and is part of the town hall. In the city castle is the office of the mayor of Arnhem. Right opposite the Duivelshuis is the provincial house of Gelderland. After the Second World War, it also became a place of pilgrimage for veterans, relatives and other interested parties regarding the Battle of Arnhem.

Wikipedia: Duivelshuis (Arnhem) (NL)

13. Luxor Live

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Luxor Live, formerly The Luxor-Théâtre and a cinema from 1915 to 1984, is the municipal music venue of Arnhem, located on Willemsplein, near the Korenmarkt, in Arnhem. Luxor was previously in private hands. 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

14. 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 designed the building in neo-Renaissance style. The hospital was named after Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia, with the medical staff for a long time consisting of Franciscan nuns from Münster.

Wikipedia: Elisabeths Gasthuis (Arnhem) (NL)

15. Burgers' Zoo

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Burgers' Zoo

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, especially in and around Arnhem. The museum was founded on May 24, 1994. The museum is located in the former School met den Bijbel in Schaarsbergen and organized as a foundation. It is not listed as a recognized 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, created in the eighteenth century by the Tulleken family. On the north side it is bordered by the Drielsedijk, in the south by a new residential area 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 Arnhem Ship Bridge was a pontoon bridge in Arnhem over the Lower Rhine. The ship bridge was located west of the city on the spot where the Nelson Mandela Bridge is located today. It provided the most important connection across the Rhine until the construction of the Rhine Bridge in 1935.

Wikipedia: Schipbrug Arnhem (NL)

19. Belvedère

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The Belvédère in Park Sonsbeek is a viewing tower in Park Sonsbeek in Arnhem. The belvedere was built in the 19th century by order 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. Sint-Petersgasthuis

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The Sint Petersgasthuis is a former guest house in the Dutch city of Arnhem. The building was built around 1354 on the Rijnstraat and served in the first years as a house and as a mint. In 1407 the building was put into use as a guest house.

Wikipedia: Sint-Petersgasthuis (NL)

21. 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

22. Jubileumpark

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The Jubilee Park is a park in the south of the Dutch city of Arnhem. It is located between the De Laar Oost district and the A325. The park is a gift from the bourgeoisie of Arnhem at the 750th anniversary of the city in 1983.

Wikipedia: Jubileumpark (NL)

23. 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

24. 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)

25. Het Nederland Watermuseum

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The Nederlands Watermuseum 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

26. St. Walburgisbasiliek

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The Sint-Walburgiskerk 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)

27. Park Gulden Bodem

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The Dutch guilder is a park and former suburb of the Dutch city of arnhem, on the north side of the city. It has been a national monument since 2006. Because of its location, it is the garden of zypendaal.

Wikipedia: Gulden Bodem (park) (NL)


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