Top things to do in Arnhem

Top Choice Seafood in Arnhem

De Zilte Zeemeermin

Hollandse Nieuwe or soused herrings (lightly brined, raw, young herrings), herring sandwiches, gerookte meervalfilet (smoked catfish fillet), oven-baked clams and freshly shucked oysters served with a variety of tan…
Top Choice European in Arnhem


When the name of the craftsman who created the bespoke wooden tables and bar is printed on the window like an art work, you know you’re in a special place. Modern Dutch and European cuisine is served alfresco beneat…
Top Choice Bar in Arnhem

't Taphuys

Make a beeline for this huge, up-to-the-minute beer bar with 100 beers and 80 wines on tap in the former post office, a magnificent red-brick building on Arnhem's buzziest old-town square. Buy a tap card (deposit €2…
Historic Site in Arnhem

John Frostbrug

The modern and busy replacement for the infamous 'bridge too far' may not look too dramatic, but its symbolic value is immense. This would have been the last of the 14 bridges over the Rhine that British paratroops …
Museum in Arnhem

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

The village-sized open-air museum, 7km north of the train station, showcases a nationwide collection of buildings and artefacts, with everything from farmhouses and stagecoaches to working windmills. Volunteers in p…
Church in Arnhem


Awe-inspiring and gigantic, this late-Gothic hulk of a church is well worth a mooch, if only to ride the lift up its 73m-tall spire to gawp at Europe's biggest carillon (featuring 54 bells) and the magnificent city …
Fusion in Arnhem

Sugar Hill

Local fashionistas pile into this vintage-styled corner cafe in the Modekwartier to tuck into creative dishes prepared by rebel chef Werry van Leeuwen and desserts whipped up by wife Margo van Lierop. Burgers are cr…
Museum in Arnhem

Airborne at the Bridge

There is no finer view of Arnhem's iconic John Frost bridge than from this small riverside museum with glass lookout tower. A six-minute film in the basement introduces the story of the Battle of Arnhem, and exhibit…
International in Arnhem


Grab a pew – on a vintage Dutch train seat or saggy old Chesterfield sofa to be precise – at this casual eatery by the train station and take your pick from a tasty choice of gourmet salads, burgers and hotdogs. Sta…
Historic Building in Arnhem


This medieval city gate dating from 1357 is the only one of four from the Middle Ages to survive. The rest were destroyed, along with the city walls, in the 19th century.