Arnhem is a centuries-old city, located on the Lower Rhine and Sint-Jansbeek. The city has a lively center where you can do excellent shopping and go out. At the reception of van der Valk Hotel Arnhem you will find all kinds of tips for special excursions.
Van der Valk Hotel Arnhem has a unique location. In the middle of nature, but still easily accessible via the A12 and A50 freeways. Around the hotel you will find wonderful cycling and walking trails and the center of the sociable city of Arnhem is only ten minutes by car from the hotel. For all ages the surrounding area offers many possibilities. Burgers Zoo and the Open Air Museum are just a stone's throw away. De Hoge Veluwe National Park is also within easy reach by car or bicycle.
Arnhem is known not only for its medieval sights, but especially for the infamous Battle of Arnhem Bridge during World War II. Heavy bombardments, both by Allied forces and the German army hit the city hard. Still every year many people from all over the world come to commemorate this battle.
Nature around Arnhem
From Arnhem you can make wonderful walks and bike rides through National Park De Hoge Veluwe. In this Veluwe region you will see various special animals, such as the noble deer, the mouflon and bird species unique to the Netherlands. To see these, we have put together several walking and cycling routes.
Arnhem has several first class museums with an international appearance. The Kröller-Möller Museum presents art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Vincent van Gogh. The Open Air Museum offers a historical look at Dutch life through the centuries. And to learn about the Battle of Arnhem Bridge, the Airborne Museum "Hartenstein" is an absolute must.