This walk will be around 2,5 hours and 5 km.
During the Battle of Arnhem city walk one of our local guides will show you locations that played an important part during the Battle of Arnhem, that was part of Operation Market Garden.
This tour is a collaboration with Arnhem Life, whose tours are highly popular so we are extremely pleased to have secured some time with them during the busiest month of activities relating to WWII in and around Arnhem. All Arnhem Together women and their friends, partners etc are welcome to join. This really is a tour to take advantage off as it will be filled with fascinating information about a period in history that occurred exactly where we all live, work and play today.
Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned and predominantly led, by the British. It was fought in the Netherlands and Germany in World War II. The success of the operation depended on taking a series of nine bridges, the last being at the city of Arnhem over the Rhine river. Airborne and land forces succeeded in the liberation of the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Nijmegen, but failed in keeping their farthest positions in and around the city of Arnhem including the bridge over the Rhine.
The Arnhem Life guide will lead you to the most important locations of the Battle of Arnhem / liberation route with the final destination the John Frost Bridge. He’ll share eyewitness stories and with the help of photos taken during the Battle of Arnhem make the story come to life. The tour will end near the John Frost bridge.
You will walk about 1,5 km towards Oosterbeek and from there on you’ll walk back to the city via a different route, about 3,5 to the John Frost bridge.
Zwarteweg (Urquhart hideout)
St. Elisabeths Hospital (medical facility during the battle of Arnhem)
John Frost Bridge
The guided city walk will be about 5km long, so keep that in mind and wear appropriate clothing! This guided tour will also go on when it’s rainy.
Start location is near the Arnhem Central Station, outside, in front of the Mc Donald’s.