Tulips & Windmills of Netherlands & Belgium 2013 travel blog

Paleis Het Loo, former Dutch Royal residence (House of Orange)























Bridge at Arnhem over the Lower Rhine (John Frost Bridge)

Airborne Memorial


National Liberation Museum


Airborne monument



War Memorial


War Cemetery at Oosterbeek (Airborne Cemetary)



Most of the men buried here were killed during the Battle of...



Although human activity in Arnhem can be traced back 70,000 years to the Neanderthals of the Stone Age, among the area's first inhabitants were eagles. In 893, monks from a nearby monastery called the place Arnhem, which literally means "home of the eagle". Located in the southern reaches of the Valuwe, a beautiful hilly region rich in forests, the area was originally surrounded by swamps and offered fertile vegetation for a heavy population of wildlife. Arnhem has also been immortalized in the epic motion picture, A Bridge Too Far, which depicts one of the fiercest battles in the liberation of the Netherlands and one of the largest airborne operations of World War II, Operation Market Garden.

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