Arnhem, Groningen, Netherlands

Arnhem, Netherlands

Doorwerth medieval castle, built 1280 AD, between Arnhem and the Veluwe Park.

Visiting Arnhem and Groningen

Arnhem is another comfortable Dutch city that was the site of a famous WWII battle between outnumbered British and Polish paratroopers and German panzer divisions. These days one of the town’s biggest attractions is an open-air museum of varied, authentic Netherlands farms.

Arnhem is near Hoge Veluwe National Park, a nature reserve (though not much wildlife other than a few deer) of forest, marshes and sand dunes, with the splendid Kroller-Muller Museum exhibiting a remarkable collection of 278 paintings by Van Gogh, along with Europe’s largest sculpture garden. The imposing St Hubertus Hunting Lodge should also not be missed.

The park covers a total area of 55 sq km and is 70 km northeast of Amsterdam.

Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, a lively, cultured little town up north and invigorated by university students.

a Windmill, Netherlands

And finally a typically flat, damp, windmill view of the region. Be prepared!