Arnhem, located in the middle of the Netherlands, has a population of 156,600. It is home to two Universities of Applies Sciences and has a distinct student presence and university feel.
Arnhem’s beautiful historic city centre was voted the “best inner city” of the Netherlands in 2007 and 2009 for a reason! There are many great student cafes spread throughout the city, especially in the center. You have wide range of options to pick favorite place to hang out with your friends.
As the capital of Gelderland province, Arnhem has a rich and interesting history, part of which can be discovered in a number of monumental buildings surrounded by green landscapes. The north corner of the municipality is part of the Hoge Veluwe National Park; a beautiful green nature area.
Arnhem has been among the top 10 best shopping cities in Holland for years now. The inner city boasts countless special shops and boutiques, as well as the big fashion chains.
If you love luxury you should go to the chic “Musiskwartier” with its narrow streets and lovely squares. You will also like the old “Eiland district” with its many small shops on Kerkstraat, Bentinckstraat, Wielakkerstraat and Zwanenstraat.
Home of the famous art/fashion academy “ArtEZ”, the city is know as a center of creativity and fashion. If you are looking for fashion and accessories the “Modekwartier” (fashion district) is the place to go. Many designers have shops here and you will find unique and original designs to suit your budget.
You don’t want to go to the city center? Worry no more! There are several “Winkelcentrums” (shoppingmalls) spread throughout the city, including Winkelcentrum Presikhaaf, Winkelcentrum Elderhof and Winkelcentrum Kronenburg.
The Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem is one of the biggest and most-visited zoos in the Netherlands, featuring an underwater walkthrough, desert, mangrove, and rainforest.
Explore National Park De Hoge Veluwe on one of the free white bicycles and admire the world-famous Van Gogh paintings at the Kröller-Müller Museum. Water is essential to life. You’ll discover this at the Holland Water Museum, an interactive underground DIY museum for young and old.
The Netherlands Open Air Museum loves traditions and keeps them alive. The Museum is located just outside the city. It includes antique houses, farms, factories, and windmills from different parts of the Netherlands. Visiting this museum means you will encounter the Holland of the past and not so long ago.
At the GelreDome stadium, the home of Vitesse, the city's Eredivisie team in football, Greek star player Nikos Machlas is still remembered as one of the best strikers the club has ever had.