Arnhem

Overall Score

3.8

On the right bank of the Rhine in the eastern part of Netherland lies the city of Arnhem, the capital of Greater Zealand. ×Part of the citys territory is located in a hilly terrain surrounded by forested massifs and plains.

Up until 70,000 years ago, non-Janadertals inhabited these areas. Written sources attest to the existence of Amenem in 893. At that time it was a small settlement, which by 1233 became a large settlement. The citys rights and privileges were granted to it by Otto II, Count of Gälderstein. The Hanseatic Union was joined in 1443.

The nineteenth century completely transformed the mid-century city. Its streets were littered with grand buildings and grand palaces, parks and alleys. Thus, the formerly wealthy patrons of colonial India transformed Anneme into "Eastern Hague". Today, these historic structures still grace the citys streets.

Multiple damage and destruction were wrought on the city by World War II. In the fall of 1944, during the fall of the Battle of Britain, there were fierce crusade battles. The epicenter of the battle was an automobile bridge with two opposing sides, Germans and Britons, fighting to the death. Eventually, the famous bridge was named after John Frost, the British commander in charge of its defense.

After the liberation from the Germans, the city retained some of its buildings. Thats why most of the citys construction is modern. In spite of considerable destruction, some historic buildings have been able to be restored. Among them is the late Gothic church of St. Edward, dating from 1452 to 1560, with a high chancel. It has had this name since the old days, when it was surrounded by cucurbits and grain warehouses. There was a gateway to an ancient fortress that was dismantled in the 19th century when the city borders were being widened. Equally unique is the Ratusha. Originally, it was the mansion of General Martin Van Rossem, built in Renaissance style in 1539-1546. Since the 19th century, it has been home to the Ratúcia.

100 USD = 88.92 EUR

Overall Score

3.8
  • Air quality: 14 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 150,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro empty: 25x25m 625m per person
  • GDP: $45,753 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 52 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vodafone
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
  • Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: The Work Station
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
  • Best hospital: Rijnstate
  • Best short-haul air carrier: KLM
  • Best intl air carrier: KLM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2600
  • Monthly costs for family: $5100
  • Monthly costs for local: $1450
  • Meal: $18
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3


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