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Arnhem is the capital of the province of Gelderland. Located on the banks of the Nederrijn and Sint Jansbeek rivers, Arnhem is home to more than 150,000 people.
Short History of Arnhem
There is archeological evidence dating back to the Stone Age (70,000years ago) that supports the existence of Neanderthals in the Arnhem area. Historians claim that modern day humans begin settling in the area that is now Van Goyenstraat, about 1500BC.
In September 1944, the city became the battleground for Operation Market Garden – an air and land invasion by Allied forces hoping to secure Arnhem bridge and remove control of the area from German troops. This offensive caused significant collateral damage to Arnhem and the surrounding area, including the loss of many lives – both Dutch and foreign troops.
What’s on offer in Arnhem?
This leafy city offers easy access to green spaces including beautiful parks, nature areas and waterside walking paths. North of the city lies Hoge Veluwe National Park, with 42kms of hiking paths, free bikes for visitors to explore the park, and the Kroller Muller Museum – home to works by Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, to drop just a few names…
Families and visitors flock to the Netherlands Open Air Museum to learn about the practical aspects of Dutch history. The Burger’s Zoo is also a popular day’s excursion for children.
Sporting facilities and clubs are numerous and cater to almost every sporting inclination – from Boules to Boxing.
For culture buffs, in addition to the visual treats on offer in galleries and museums, Arnhem hosts theatrical events, musical concerts and festivals throughout the year. Of note, is the Living Statues Weekend held in September, drawing around 250 international competitors.
With direct services to Utrecht, Nijmegen, Zutphen, and some international services, Arnhem train station is a busy transport hub. Connected to the station is the main bus station, where many of the trolley-buses depart from.
The local government website (www.arnhem.nl/english/) provides information in English for potential residents to the area. Similarly the International Resource Centre – Gelderland Province has both a website and book of essential information for expats. http://ircforyou.info/irc/
Arnhem International School offers both primary and secondary level education.
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