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About Arnhem 



Lying on the banks of the river Nederrijn close to the point where the Dutch Belgian Waterways join the Rhine, Arnhem is one of Holland’s most historic cities and a popular port of call on many river cruise itineraries in the region. It’s perhaps best known for being the location of one of the Second World War’s most famous battles, because of its strategic river location. The Battle of Arnhem in 1944 marked a key Allied defeat, one which was immortalised in the wartime epic A Bridge Too Far. Today, river cruise visitors can explore the city’s wartime heritage by way of a number of popular attractions, but Arnhem’s history goes back much further and there’s also plenty of opportunity to venture further back in time and explore the city’s heritage. 

Exploring Arnhem 

The obvious starting point for those wishing to explore Arnhem’s wartime history is the War Museum. As well as telling the tale of the famous battle, it also views the war from the perspective of the city’s residents and offers a wealth of fascinating artefacts, including weaponry, cars and uniforms. A place of pilgrimage for many with an interest in the conflict is the John Frost Bridge, a post-war construction built at the point where the original bridge fell during the conflict and where a poignant memorial also now stands. 

A short bus ride out of the city is the huge Netherlands Open-air Museum and National Heritage Museum – the place to go to get a real flavour of old Holland. It’s a captivating journey through time and features a wide range of buildings dating back through most of the country’s history, such as housing, farms, breweries and dairies and of course its most iconic piece of architecture, the windmill. The Bronbeek Museum meanwhile, offers insights of a more specific kind, exploring the lives of the country’s Indonesian colonials. 

For those in search of a little peace and tranquility, Sonsbeek Park is a thoughtfully landscaped leafy escape a little out of the city and shows how in touch with nature the city is. For lovers of fauna as well as flora, the Burger’s Zoo and Safari Park is another popular choice, with the emphasis on spacious, themed environments for the animals and a wide choice of species on display. 

One particularly popular excursion offered by a number of river cruise lines is a trip to the historic summer residence of the Dutch royal family, Paleis Het Loo. This stunning residence dates back to the 17th century and has been used by the royals for 300 years. During your visit, you’ll take a guided tour of many of the palace’s most opulent rooms as well as its expertly-landscaped gardens and gain a special insight into the life of the country’s elite. 

Arnhem tips 

Arnhem is regarded as the Netherlands' fashion capital, so it’s a great place to stock up for a wardrobe make-over. However, if you want to take a load off in a café and just soak up the ambience, Korenmarkt Square in the old city is the place to be.

Arnhem Itineraries

Arnhem

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

1 sailing date March 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Bruges

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

4 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Haarlem

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Tulips of Northern Holland

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Antwerp

Tulips Time In Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Koblenz

Amsterdam Roundtrip

1 sailing date December 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Remarkable Rhine - Cochem to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2020
7 Nights From Bernkastel, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2879pp
Arnhem

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

6 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Rotterdam

Holland & Belgium Springtime-National Geographic

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Rotterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Save up to £2,000 per couple PLUS enjoy a FREE premium-drinks package

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Antwerp

Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Rotterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

1 sailing date April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

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Hoorn

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1349pp
Koblenz

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6129pp
Bernkastel

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6129pp
Dusseldorf

Enchanting Moselle Amsterdam - Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6559pp
Basel

Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2021
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4929pp
Cochem

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5479pp

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