Even the city is green in the Arnhem region. The diversity of the area’s parks makes it very inviting to stroll, enjoy a picnic, or just be lazy. But don’t linger too long, because Arnhem has so much more to offer. As a fashion and design city, for example, with its famous fashion district, Modekwartier, collections from the art and fashion academy ArtEZ, and its seven unique streets, the 7 straatjes. And it is a city with a rich and eventful history. Go on a historic city walk or follow the Liberation Route past impressive monuments and places of remembrance associated with the renowned Battle of Arnhem.
Right on the outskirts of Arnhem, you will find the magnificent Veluwezoom, the oldest national park in the Netherlands, where you can hike and bike for miles across beautiful heathland and past vast country estates, country houses, and castles. A little further to the south, you will arrive in the area known as De Liemers, where the River Rhine makes its way through a glorious river landscape as it flows into the Netherlands from Germany. This is an area where you can have lots of fun in and around the water – in the recreational area called De Bijland, for example – and enjoy the most delicious regional products grown on the fertile river soil. The Arnhem region is a great place to enjoy culinary delights, no matter whether you visit an elegant castle restaurant or a cozy brasserie, an outdoor café in the city, or a farmhouse garden. It is a place to enjoy local specialties or international cuisine, or a delicious Dutch pancake – with syrup, of course!