Arnhem

Arnhem is one of the larger cities in the east of the Netherlands, situated on the banks of the river Rhine. It is the capital of the province of Gelderland, and forms the northern part of the Stadsregio Arnhem Nijmegen.

Understand

Tourist Information can be found near Arnhem's main train station. It's across the street from the station, and to the right of Hotel Haarhuis. the address is Stationsplein 13. For more information see VVV Arnhem Nijmegen.

Get in

By car

Arnhem is connected with multiple highways.

A12 : (west-east) The road connects the city of The Hague, with the German border, connecting to the German Autobahn A3.

A50 : (north-south) Is a highway in the Netherlands, stretching from Eindhoven in the southeast up to Zwolle in the northeast of the country.

A325 : The highway between Arnhem and Nijmegen

By train

National : The Arnhem railway station was opened on 14 May 1845. The station is the main station of Arnhem, and at present, has around 40,000 passengers that use the station per day, this makes it the 9th busiest station in the Netherlands. Beside the mainstation there are some sub stations: Arnhem Velperpoort, Arnhem Presikhaaf and Arnhem Zuid. For more information visit the website from the Dutch railways (NS) .

Intercity trains go to (main stations): Utrecht, Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Nijmegen, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Roosendaal, Zwolle. Plus other smaller cities.

International :

Arnhem is on the main Inter City Express (ICE) line from Frankfurt, Germany to Amsterdam. It will stop at Amsterdam - Utrecht - Arnhem - Cologne - Frankfurt. More information can be found on the NS Hispeed Website.

By plane

Arnhem is located near several airports:

Amsterdam-Schiphol airport (IATA: AMS), The largest airport in the Netherlands, and the fifth largest in Europe. 110 km to the northwest. Train takes about 75 min, and will cost €16,00 one way. Schiphol airport gets served by most major carriers, and has an excess of 100 flights per day to the United States alone.

By car: Take the A12 to Utrecht, Then heading to Amsterdam via A2 and then A9 to Schiphol Airport. Expect this to take anywhere from 60–75 minutes in regular traffic.

Airport Weeze (IATA: NRN), located 80 km southeast of Arnhem just across the border with Germany, near the village of Weeze (Germany). Although both Ryanair (the biggest airline serving the airport) and the airport itself advertise with the name Düsseldorf-Weeze, The Airport is not actually located near Düsseldorf. The city of Düsseldorf is located 80 km to the southeast of the airport. Weeze serves over 50 destinations across Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia.

The only form of public transportation to Arnhem is a taxivan costting €16 euro one-way, and you will have to make a reservation beforehand. For timetabling see taxivan's website. Journey time will be about 70 minutes. Pick-up and drop-off in Arnhem will be at the Gelredome Stadium / McDonalds. Quick tip: If your plane lands shortly before the bus is scheduled to leave give them a quick call on the tarmac and they will wait for you.

Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN), located 85 kilometres to the southwest of Arnhem. From the airport you take bus 401 to Eindhoven Central Station and then a train to 's Hertogenbosch (which is the same as Den Bosch). In 's Hertogenbosch, change trains and take the train to Arnhem. This journey will take you approximately 100 minutes by public transportation.

When driving yourself, take the A50, (Zwolle-Eindhoven) which skirts the west of the metropolitan area to the Eindhoven ring road (A58/A2) Airport exit is exit 29 on the A2.

Flughafen Düsseldorf (IATA: DUS), about one-third the size of Amsterdam-Schiphol, but with plenty of international connections, including to the USA, and gets served by all the major airlines in Europe. Although it doesn't get nearly as many flights as Amsterdam does, it's cheaper, doesn't have nearly as many congestion problems, and generally much less hassle at the airport itself.

From Arnhem's main train station you can take the ICE train to Düsseldorf Hbf, where you can take S1 to Flughafen terminal. The train to Düsseldorf Hbf will take around 70 minutes.

By bicycle

Arnhem is on EuroVelo 15 and LF-3.

For information on the adjacent German section, see Rhine Rad Weg.

Get around

By bus

Arnhem is the only city in the Netherlands that uses trolleybuses as a means for public transportation. The bus station is located next to the train station in the city centre. There is a fast and frequent trolleybus network. From here you also can take a local bus or buses to cities as Apeldoorn (bus 91 and 231) and Nijmegen (331 stops only on the main stopping places, also 33 but he takes a longer route). Timetables and prices can be found here.

By bicycle

There is a bike rental at the Stationsplein (Station square) next to the exit of the Station. (Tel. +31 26 4421782) The rate per day is €5.20, per week (5 days or longer) it's €21.

At the bike rental a deposit of €25 per bicycle is required. Payment by credit card is accepted. It is possible to take out a bicycle insurance. The premium amounts to 50c a day per bike. The deposit amount is doubled when a bicycle insurance is not taken out.

By taxi

There are several taxi services in Arnhem. The most common service is Taxi Arnhem, they can be reached 24/7 at (+31) 026 260 26 26. You can also arrange for the taxi to pick you up from Schiphol Airport or Eindhoven Airport.

By car

There are multiple car rentals in Arnhem:

See

Zaan houses in the Openluchtmuseum

Do

Events

Leisure & Sports

Cinemas

Swimming Pools

Parks

Buy

The city center in Arnhem has four major shopping areas, that are connected with each other. They are the Roggestraat, Ketelstraat, Vijzelstraat, Rijnstraat. It's a pedestrian zone and has a length of approximately 1,5 kilometers. These streets are paved with shops and boutiques, and form Arnhems main shopping area.

In the southern part of Arnhem is the large shopping center Kronenburg. It offers free parking, and it houses a wide variety of shops, catering and supermarkets. In the north of Arnhem is a shopping mall called Presikhaaf which houses numerous shops and cafés.

Eat

Typical to Arnhem are the Arnhemse meisjes ('Arnhem girls'), a local type cookie. You can also enjoy a wide variety of traditional Dutch treats, such as stroopwafels, at many vendors and stores in Arnhem's city center. There's a wide variety of restaurants, especially in and near the city center, but also in the Kronenburg shopping center.

Drink

For Arnhem's nightlife visit one of the many pubs, clubs and bars located on and near the Korenmarkt, including The Cavern, Bloopers, Jules, Alpine Valley, The Manhattan, The Move and Mick O'Connels.

Sleep

Go next

The Hoge Veluwe National Park is just north; there is a campsite in the park and more accommodations in Hoenderloo, Otterlo, and Schaarsbergen, Apeldoorn, and Ede.


Routes through Arnhem

The Hague Wageningen  W  E  Oberhausen (Germany, A3)
Brielle Tiel  W  E  END
Zwolle Apeldoorn  N  S  Nijmegen Eindhoven


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