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Arnhem Downtown Introduction Walk (Self Guided), Arnhem

Situated on the banks of the Nederrijn and Sint-Jansbeek rivers in the eastern Netherlands, the city of Arnhem – capital of the Gelderland province – is a home to a number of notable sights. Among them the Grote Kerk (St. Eusebius church), the Sabre Gate (Sabelspoort), and the Devil's House (Duivelshuis) to mention by a few. For a more detailed overview of Arnhem's main attractions, follow this orientation walk and make the most of your time in this lovely Dutch city.
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Arnhem Downtown Introduction Walk Map

Guide Name: Arnhem Downtown Introduction Walk
Guide Location: Netherlands » Arnhem (See other walking tours in Arnhem)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Saint Eusebius' Church (Sint-Eusebiuskerk)
  • Sabre Gate (Sabelspoort)
  • Devil's House (Duivelshuis)
  • Saint Walburg's Church (Sint-Walburgisbasiliek)
  • The Historical Foundation Arnhem Cellars (Stichting Historische Kelders Arnhem)
  • Ketelstraat
  • Koepelkerk Church
  • Luxor Live
  • Dutch Water Museum (Nederlands Watermuseum)
  • Sonsbeek Park
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Saint Eusebius' Church (Sint-Eusebiuskerk)

1) Saint Eusebius' Church (Sint-Eusebiuskerk) (must see)

St. Eusebius church also known as the Eusebiuskerk or the Grote Kerk, at 93 metres is the largest church, and the largest building in Arnhem. It is named after the 4th-century saint Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli. Notably the building contains an elevator that was added to the church in 1994, which allows visitors to travel to the top of the spire and view the city of Arnhem from its highest point.

Visitors to the church are also able to enter the crypt below the building. This part of the building has only very dim light in a central part. By carefully exploring a number of darkened cavernous areas, most of which are either barred as if being a part of old gaol cells, or in some cases as clearly exhumed shallow graves, the visitor can find ancient human bones which have been left in the state of their burial or death.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sabre Gate (Sabelspoort)

2) Sabre Gate (Sabelspoort) (must see)

Sabre Gate (also known as Eusebius Gate) is a gate in Arnhem. The gate was first mentioned in 1357 and that is considered to be the period when it was built. The main function of this gate was initially to defend the city. Later it was also used to guard the prisoners and the insane people. Before the Second World War, the gate was surrounded by houses, but during the war years these houses were so badly damaged that after the liberation they were demolished. The tower itself was damaged but restored. The gate was restored 2 times, once in 1642 and then in 1952. After the restoration the second gate part of the Province House became the province of Gelderland.
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Devil's House (Duivelshuis)

3) Devil's House (Duivelshuis) (must see)

This house was owned by Duke Charles of Gelre in 1518. After his death, in 1539, the house was sold to Maarten van Rossum. The house was rebuilt in 1543 and had as its official name "House of Maarten van Rossum." The municipality of Arnhem bought the house in 1828. Two years later the town hall was being renovated into use. The Devil's House owes its name to the satyrs in its ornametation. Some regional folktales feature the Devil's House.
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Saint Walburg's Church (Sint-Walburgisbasiliek)

4) Saint Walburg's Church (Sint-Walburgisbasiliek) (must see)

Saint Walburg's Church is one of the oldest churches in Arnhem. It was built in Gothic style and its original exterior is heightened by the two towers in the front of the church, which is rare for churches in the Netherlands. The building was rebuilt in 1855 by the architect Th. Molkenboer and was re-established in 1951.
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The Historical Foundation Arnhem Cellars (Stichting Historische Kelders Arnhem)

5) The Historical Foundation Arnhem Cellars (Stichting Historische Kelders Arnhem)

The Historical Foundation Arnhem Cellars was established on October 24, 2003. It is responsible for the operation of the cellars with the aim of strengthening the tourism and economic sectors of Arnhem and developing activities for the conservation of cultural heritage. In this particular complex different arts and cultural events are held. The cellars can also be rented for special occasions or activities. The cellars are open to the public, and there is the option of a guided tour.
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Ketelstraat

6) Ketelstraat

The Ketelstraat is the largest shoppingstreet in Arnhem and the stores vary from drugsstore to shops with the latest fashion (Forecast, Sting etc) and from lunchrooms to shoeshops.
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Koepelkerk Church

7) Koepelkerk Church

The Koepelkerk Arnhem is a monumental church in John's Square, in central Arnhem. The designer of the church was Anthony Aytinck van Falkenstein. The exterior of the church is octagonal and the roof is kept up by eight strong pillars. Between two of the eight pillars there is the organ.
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Luxor Live

8) Luxor Live

Luxor Live is a live music venue as well as a historic building located in the center of Arnhem. The architect William Diehl designed it as a movie theatre and it was built in 1915. In the 1980s there were plans to demolish the building. Later a nightclub was located in it and Sports Galas were organized. The building then stood empty for several years. In 2002 the building was purchased by the City of Arnhem.
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Dutch Water Museum (Nederlands Watermuseum)

9) Dutch Water Museum (Nederlands Watermuseum) (must see)

Dutch Water Museum is a museum that focuses on educating visitors about all aspects of freshwater, including drinking water and sanitation. The old water mill from the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries is located in Sonsbeek Park. The idea of a water museum grew quickly, and with help from many people, the Dutch Water Museum was opened.
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Sonsbeek Park

10) Sonsbeek Park (must see)

Sonsbeek Park is the most famous park in Arnhem. It was the first large city park in the Netherlands. You can wander among a wide variety of trees and plants or relax by a large number of ponds, fountains and two waterfalls. Within the park there is the House Sonsbeek ("The White Villa"), a teahouse (the Palatine), two restaurants (the Farm and Sonsbeek Pavilion), and the Dutch Water Museum.

Walking Tours in Arnhem, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Arnhem

Create Your Own Walk in Arnhem

Creating your own self-guided walk in Arnhem is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Arnhem Museums and Galleries Walk

Arnhem Museums and Galleries Walk

Arnhem boasts a rich cultural life with numerous art galleries and museums. Art galleries in Arnhem display diverse kinds of art, including traditional fine art, photography, sculptures and paintings. Arnhem is also the home of famous museums such as the Dutch Open Air Museum and Bronbeek Museum. Take this walking tour to learn more about the history and culture of Arnhem and the Netherlands.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Open Air National Heritage Museum Walking Tour in Arnhem

Open Air National Heritage Museum Walking Tour in Arnhem

The National Heritage Museum (Openluchtmuseum) is located in a park from which you can admire historic houses, factories and other cultural objects from different parts of the country. Take this tour to get acquainted with the old traditional daily life of the Netherlands.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Architectural Buildings and Structures Walk, part I

Architectural Buildings and Structures Walk, part I

The city of Arnhem dates back to 893 A.D. and is home to countless historic buildings and many famous churches that have endured through the ages. The exterior and interior designs of the buildings are quite varied and cover a range of styles and periods. Take this walking tour and learn more about the main historic edifices of Arnhem.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Family Entertainment in Arnhem

Family Entertainment in Arnhem

Arnhem is a superb city that offers a wide range of attractions for tourists. You can spend a day with your family and admire historical sites and enjoy some fun spots in the city. Take this tour to have a wonderful time with your family while seeing some of the best things Arnhem offers.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Architectural Buildings and Structures Walk, part II

Architectural Buildings and Structures Walk, part II

The city of Arnhem dates back to 893 A.D. and is home to countless historic buildings and many famous churches that have endured through the ages. The exterior and interior designs of the buildings are quite varied and cover a range of styles and periods. Take this walking tour and learn more about the main historic edifices of Arnhem.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles