From art and fashion to culture and history. The Gelderland town of Arnhem is a true mecca for every museum lover. Arnhem is known for the Battle of Arnhem that took place in 1944. There are several museums dedicated to this. But did you also know that Arnhem has museums about pre-war history and modern art? We tell you what the 5 most popular museums in Arnhem and surroundings are.
1. Open-air Museum in Arnhem: very Dutch good
The past comes to life in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Whether it concerns a peat and loam hut from Drenthe or a mill from the head of North Holland, here you will find everything that is characteristic of Dutch history. There are daily demonstrations and performances of and about traditional Dutch customs. Complete in traditional costume!
Address Open Air Museum: Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem
2. Dutch Water Museum: a spectacular visit
Every day many Dutch people work hard to protect the country against water. With dikes and pumping for example. All the more reason to dedicate a museum in Arnhem: the Dutch Water Museum. There are countless dikes in and around Arnhem. Ideal for a bike ride with a visit to the Dutch Water Museum as a starting point.
Address Dutch Water Museum: Zijpendaalseweg 26-28, 6814 CL Arnhem (closed on Mondays)
3. Museum Arnhem: Art with a large K
Fashion, design, art ... Museum Arnhem is known for its rich selection of works by well-known and lesser-known artists. Think of a collection of contemporary and applied art from the top shelf and extraordinary jewelery. Museum Arnhem is located on a high moraine where you have a beautiful view over the Rhine.
Address Museum Arnhem: Utrechtseweg 87, 6812 AA Arnhem (closed on Mondays)
4. Airborne Museum: experience the Battle of Arnhem
This museum is located outside Arnhem: the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. The Airborne Museum is entirely focused on the Second World War. Here you experience the historic air landing 'battle of Arnhem' in a completely simulated piece of Arnhem. Hear and read stories from Arnhemmers and Allies. Moreover, exhibitions are regularly organized at the Airborne Museum near Arnhem.
Address Airborne Museum: Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek
5. Arnhems War Museum: back in time
In the Arnhems War Museum, the Second World War is depicted in a unique way. Here you can view one of the largest collections in the war years 1940-1945 in Arnhem. The museum in Arnhem was co-created by private individuals who made materials available. The museum is located on the edge of the Veluwe.
Address Arnhems Oorlogsmuseum: Kemperbergerweg 780, 6816 RX Arnhem (closed on Mondays)
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