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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

Antwerp

Springtime Delights - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights, overseas transfers and tours

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Western Front Explorer - Roundtrip Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Hoorn

Windmills,Tulips & Belgian Delights

10 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Includes flights, overseas transfers, tours and FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers PLUS save an additional 10% when you pay for your cruise 12 months prior to travel!

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Arnhem

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Antwerp

Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights with Bruges

5 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Bruges
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Rotterdam

Springtime In Holland And Belgium

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Ghent

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

2 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Kinderdijk

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

2 sailing dates April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Tulips of Northern Holland

2 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Nijmegen

Tulips Time In Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates March 2022 to April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Brussels
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Dusseldorf

André Rieu and Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2021
6 Nights From Maastricht, to Germany , Cologne
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Amsterdam

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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Dusseldorf

Cologne to Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Maastricht
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Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland

5 sailing dates May 2021 to May 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne

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Antwerp

Holland & Belgium in Bloom

3 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam

Save £1,200 per couple PLUS a FREE premium drinks package

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Rotterdam

Keukenhof and Dutch Delights

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

Gilbert and Sullivan on Rhine

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Holland , Arnhem
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Trier

The Magnificient Rhine Main Moselle

3 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
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Dusseldorf

Respendlent Rhine in Autumn Solo travellers

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Dusseldorf
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