Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best.
Fashion lovers are right at home in Arnhem. The city has its very own Fashion Quarter (the Modekwartier). Here you can find loads of boutique fashion stores.
Want to relax after studying or shopping? Go to the ‘Korenmarkt’ or the ‘Jansplein’. These are 2 popular market squares packed with pubs, cafes and restaurants.
But Arnhem is not just for city dwellers. It’s a very green city with lots of parks and gardens. In fact, HAN’s Arnhem campus is located in the middle of a park. The city is also close to the spectacular Veluwe national park.
The city of Arnhem has a rich and turbulent history dating back to the Middle Ages. In the Second World War it was the strategic location for Operation Market Garden. Find out more by visiting the Airborne at the Bridge museum. It’s free of charge!
Arnhem is also an important sports location. Many Dutch elite athletes train at Papendal, the Dutch Olympic Training Center in Arnhem.
Finally, Arnhem is quite centrally located. It has excellent public transport connections to all over the country. You can be in Amsterdam in just over an hour!