The cities in The Other Holland are completely different, yet complement each other perfectly. Fascinating pasts start when the Romans ruled in the south, to the Hanseatic backgrounds, and ending at ‘a Bridge too Far’. The cities are associated with history, leafy parks, culture and nature.
However, they are also known for their fashion & design, appealing architecture, culinary delights, top attractions, health & wellness and a variety of events - an unexpected and exciting range of very contemporary options.
Arnhem is a dynamic shopping city on the Rhine, famous for the Battle of Arnhem. The city has many major attractions and museums, such as Burgers’ Zoo and the Netherlands Open Air Museum. Fashion and design are another of the city’s highlights – and if you take a guided tour of the streets known as the 7-straatjes, you will immediately understand why.
The Netherlands Open Air Museum is full of stories. They are hidden in the historic houses, mills and farmhouses in the museum park, as well as in our work, lives, customs and traditions. We bring these stories to life during a visit to the museum. Here you can immerse yourself in the past and get to know the Dutch history. In the museum there are many reenactors demonstrating the old way of life.
Burgers’ Zoo is internationally known for its natural habitats where animals are given as much freedom as possible in carefully created large wildlife areas and visitors can go on an exploratory expedition through nature. Burgers’ Bush is Europe’s largest indoor tropical rainforest and Burgers’ Desert is the largest indoor rock desert in the world! Or visit Burgers’ Ocean and discover in 8 million litres of water the largest living coral reef in aquariums outside Australia.
For the past 100 years BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Haarhuis has been the city hotel of Arnhem! This hotel is perfectly located in the city centre of Arnhem, at the opposite of the new Central Train Station. BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Haarhuis has 118 rooms, a restaurant, lounge, cosy bar and free wireless internet. In the morning guests can enjoy a full breakfast in the restaurant. For groups the hotel offers free coach parking in front of the hotel. In the nearby area of the hotel guests can visit the main shopping and entertainment district of Arnhem or one of the many tourists attractions such as the Dutch Open Air Museum, Burgers’ Zoo, the Historic Cellars and the John Frost Bridge.
A visit to the oldest city in the Netherlands would not be complete without taking in some of the many historical sites. The city’s history spans the Roman Empire through to the Second World War. You will find museums, green spaces and numerous pavement cafés and restaurants for drinks, lunch or dinner. And not forgetting the wide choice of shops, from chain stores to boutiques.
Good food and wellness go together at Sanadome. They provide culinary delights within the four restaurants, each with its own atmosphere. From each floor, via the panorama lift, you have direct access to the Health Spa experience, which you can visit unlimited during your stay.
The most beautiful Roman finds in the Netherlands, a colourful collection of contemporary art and a magnificent collection of ancient art. The museum's collections focus on the Nijmegen's illustrious history and Charlemagne's Valkhof Castle.