Arnhem Journals

A Bridge too Far

A travel journal to Arnhem by Emily Marie

Arnhem Road Bridge Photo, Arnhem, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: In September 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in The Netherlands. The plan failed, as Allied tanks were unable to link up with British paratroopers in Arnhem. The city was ruined during the fighting, but has rebounded as a vibrant cultural and business center on border with Germany.

A Bridge too Far

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Arnhem Road Bridge Photo, Arnhem, Netherlands
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Arnhem offers a lot. If you are a war buff, the top museum is set up in the suburb of Oosterbeek. The museum was a hotel that the British troops used as their headquarters during the failed Allied invasion. The Kroller-Muller Museum in Hoge Veluwe park is a bike ride away. The Gelredome is considered the most state-of-the-art soccer venue because of its removable field.Quick Tips: Take a walk around the area near the train station. Good shopping on pedestrian streets, and the River Rhein is a short walk away.Best Way To Get Around: Arnhem is surprisingly well-spread out. Privately-owned regional/city trains run on the national tracks and seem to run almost like a metro/subway service...Read More

Battle of Arnhem Airborne Museum

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Battle of Arnhem Airborne Museum Photo, Arnhem, Netherlands
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On 17 September, 1944, the First Allied Airborne dropped troops around the cities of Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem. The goal was to have these troops secure the various bridges between these cities and roll British tanks over these bridges, through Arnhem and on into Germany. As the operation unfolded, the British and Polish forces in Arnhem were left to fend for themselves against superior forces. The Allies eventually fell back and took up position at the Hartenstein Hotel. The Hartenstein Hotel still stands, but today it's a museum devoted to the Market-Garden operation and specializing on the events around Arnhem. When you enter, you are first brought to the hotel's lounge. In th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 14, 2003

Battle of Arnhem Airborne Museum
Utrechtseweg 232
Oosterbeek, Arnhem

Gelredome

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Gelredome Photo, Arnhem, Netherlands
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From the outside, the Gelredome doesn't look like anything special. The square shape of the building and the cylinders running the length of the roof might make people think this is some sort of warehouse. If you ask a soccer fan though, they might tell you this building is special. The Gelredome opened in the late 1990s. It is the home stadium of the Vitesse Arnhem football club. Vitesse is often a good team, but have played poorly the last few seasons. As one of the often good teams in The Netherlands, Vitesse plays in one of the bigger stadiums in the country. The Gelredome holds almost 30,000 people, mostly in four one-tiered seating areas. There is one block of seats behind each t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 14, 2003

Gelredome
Batavierenweg 25
Arnhem, Netherlands