In this tour we are going to see Arnhem outside the center ring. From the pick-up location in the center of Arnhem we drive into the surrounding neighborhoods. We visit the Boulevard Quarter with buildings dating back to 1880. Of course we see the Spijkerbuurt, world famous in the Netherlands because it housed Arnhem’s Red Light District until 2006. We see Klarendal, the first Arnhem neighborhood to be built outside the Arnhem fortifications, after King Louis Napoleon gave permission for it in 1808. It is also the neighborhood where guide Bart lived in rooms during his studies. Nowadays the district has been renamed the Arnhem Fashion Quarter, where we find the small boutiques where many (former) students of the Arnhem Fashion Academy have their studios.
We look at Park Sonsbeek from all sides and so we end up in the beautiful Mayor’s Quarter. We briefly leave the Arnhem municipal boundary, see the Mariëndaal estate and a small part of Oosterbeek. We approach the center of Arnhem from the west and look for the Rhine again with a small detour. Depending on your wishes we can end on the north or south bank of the Rhine. When the weather is nice a drink and a snack on the terrace of ‘Strand Zuid*’ is recommended.
Because this is a private tour, you decide when to stop for a photo or a short walk to take a closer look at the surroundings. Or of course for a change of places between the sidecar or on the back of the bike!
* Only during the summer months