Arnhem is a town in the Netherlands. Known for its industries, Arnhem hosts ship-building yards and factories that manufacture leather materials, chemicals, electrical equipment, and textiles. It is the capital of Gelderland, the eastern province of the Netherlands.

As of 1st January 2019, the city had a population of 159,265 people. Arnhem is a municipality governed by a municipal council and mayor. Due to its location straddling the river Rhine, Arnhem serves as a crucial trade area between Germany and the Netherlands.

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Arnhem was the site of a significant battle during the Second World War. The Battle of Arnhem, also known as Operation Market Garden, involved British, American, and Polish military forces seizing bridges in the city.

  • Arnhem is close to the Veluwe, the largest forest in the Netherlands.
  • Arnhem has plenty of museums, such as the Arnhem Museum, Arnhem Wine Museum, Airborne Museum “Hartenstein” and the Kröller-Müller Museum.
  • The Burger’s Zoo animal park in Arnhem has some of the most diverse nature reserves in the world.
  • Arnhem did not receive the right to become a city until around 1233.
  • Arnhem is now considered the fashion capital of the Netherlands thanks to the presence of famous Dutch designers such as Viktor & Rolf. The city has its fashion quarter.
  • Arnhem is accessible by car and train. Like other cities in the Netherlands, it is friendly to cyclists.
  • Arnhem is a popular destination for tourists thanks to its numerous monuments, museums, art installations, and reputation for high fashion.