"Arnhem- a welcome change from windmills!" Arnhem by Treeman28
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The province of Gelderland, on the border of Germany, contributes least to the image of Holland as a flat, windmill and canal-infested country. Steeped in history and full of curious villages and scenic wooded parks, it is well worth the hour or so by train from Amsterdam and provides interest aplenty.
The capital of Gelderland is the historically significant silk centre of Arnhem, destroyed in the war and rebuilt as a lively city on the Rhine. To the North, charming suburbs give way to woods and sand dunes. To the East are forests and villages on the border of Germany. The West conceals a historic past, with sleepy hamlets fringing shady war cemeteries and isolated stately homes. Nijmegen lies to the South, with its distinctive cathedral and bridge over the Waal.
- Pros:History in abundance, cycling, art, museums, a zoo and lots of choice for eating
- Cons:A little out of the way (though accessible by train), not stereotypically Dutch!
- In a nutshell:Hang up your clogs and explore Arnhem's history and geography
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