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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

Amsterdam

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates March 2020 to May 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1795pp
Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | Limited time only! Book now and pay your balance by 31st December 2019 and receive an EXTRA £250 OFF per couple

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2639pp
Koblenz

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Tauck logo FROM £5029pp
Rotterdam

Tulips Of Northern Holland - Roundtrip Amsterdam

5 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2469pp
Rudesheim

Grand Cruise of the Rhine Moselle and Main

1 sailing date October 2019
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
Saga Group logo CALL
Amsterdam

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4249pp
Strasbourg

Zurich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Koblenz

Zurich to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5949pp
Arnhem

Budapest to Berlin

1 sailing date October 2020
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Saga Group logo CALL
Rotterdam

Keukenhof and The Hague

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Saga Group logo FROM £1499pp
Amsterdam

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam

10 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1199pp
Amsterdam

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights

2 sailing dates April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | Limited time only! Book now and pay your balance by 31st December 2019 and receive an EXTRA £250 OFF per couple

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2069pp
Ghent

15 Day Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2599pp
Amsterdam

Highlights of the Netherlands & Belgium

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

HUGE savings plus FREE unlimited drinks when you book a Balcony Suite or above | Limited time only! Book now and pay your balance by 31st December 2019 and receive an EXTRA £250 OFF per couple

Emerald Waterways logo CALL
Zurich

Vienna to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates May 2020 to July 2020
21 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Breisach

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

1 sailing date May 2019
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Bonn

The Rhine and her Tributaries

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Frankfurt
Saga Group logo CALL
Bruges

Holland and Belgium in Springtime River Cruise

2 sailing dates April 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Arnhem

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6529pp
Dusseldorf

Enchanting Moselle amsterdam - amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6529pp

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