15 Best Things to Do in Arnhem (the Netherlands)

Arnhem is located in the east of the Netherlands close to the German border at Emmerich.

This municipality serves as the capital of the Gelderland province and has a population of approximately 151,000. Human presence has been found at Arnhem as far back as the Stone Age with the uncovering of various hunter camps and graves.

During the middle ages the settlement at Arnhem was granted city rights and also gained a network of fortifications.

In subsequent years, the ownership of the city changed hands many times until its liberation after World War II. Arnhem now stands as a thriving city full of fantastic sights, historical architecture and great nightlife and is a great destination to visit.

Lets explore the best things to do in Arnhem:

1. Netherlands Open-air museum

Netherlands Open-air museum

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Netherlands Open-air museum

Located 4km to the north of Arnhem, this fantastic museum is one of the prime attractions in Arnhem and indeed the country.

Founded in 1912, the idea behind the museum was to preserve the traditional lifestyle and ways of the Dutch people living in a rural population.

Here you can see what it was like in previous eras for farmers, fisherman and craftsmen, and what they had to go through on a daily basis to survive.

See actual reconstructed buildings such as windmills and workshops, and watch people demonstrating age old techniques that would have been used centuries ago.

A truly wonderful educational museum, it is easy to see why this is such a popular attraction.

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