Arnhem, The Netherlands 2016 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Travelled : 53 kilometres from Doorn to Arnhem.  The Netherlands.

Visited : Arnhem

Stayed : Dedicated motorhome parking area on the Rhein River in Arnhem, just a bin, electricity is available but it’s too expensive for us too bother with.  N51.97340 E05.91585

The weather pattern has changed, instead of the odd shower in the morning, then clearing.  The rain has continued for a second day. It’s not heavy but it’s steady.  It’s only a relatively short drive to Arnhem, so we avoid the freeway and take the local roads most of the way.  The roads in The Netherlands are amazing, I cannot remember seeing a pothole.  There always seems to be an A road to wherever you want to go, no traffic lights, no roundabouts just multi-lane roads at 110-130 kph.  The Hymer prefers about 90-100 kph so we hug the right lane.

After half an hour on the B road we give up and take the A12.  The Hymer doesn’t really enjoy roundabouts and road calming devices and either do I.  However it provided a snap shot of some of the lovely villages along this road.  This leads me to another topic, the Dutch must be amongst the most house proud people we have experienced.  Every village or town seems to be in competition with each other about who can have the cleanest, tidiest, just cut grass and neatly tended garden.  Outside of Amsterdam there is virtually no graffiti, no rubbish and very little traffic.  I digress…

We soon arrive in Arnhem and make our way down to the motorhome parking area on the Rhein River.

They are 4 dedicated spots here with power, but you need to download the app and register to turn on the power supply. This cost โ‚ฌ9 or don’t use the power and stay for free. We took option 2.
It does have a nice view of the Rhein and Arnhem Bridge but given the weather it was fairly bleak.
Struck down with cabin fever in the late afternoon we put on the gortex, grab an umbrella and walk uptown. Pam stands at a surviving gate to the old town. Most of Arnhem was completely destroyed during WWII and very little of the old buildings remain.

Michael and Pam

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