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Our tour guides
Hi, I’m Petra Dielman, founder of ArnhemLife. When you book a tour or have a question, it’s most likely me who will answer you. I love taking care of people and strive for the best customer service possible. I’m proud of the reviews we’ve collected over the years and hope you’ll leave one too after booking one of our tours! I’m also an Airbnb host, am part of the grout that decides on the street names of Arnhem and love to travel whenever I can.
My name is Mabel and I’m proud to be able to promote Arnhem as I think it’s one of the nicest cities in the Netherlands. I came to Arnhem after I lived in Barcelona for 8,5 years. The people in Arnhem are still very nice and helpful and the city has lots to offer. One of my favourite places is the small beach at the river Rhine, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city’s riverbank.
My name is Yadi Dragtsma, 39 years old and living in Arnhem since 2005. I follow the German teacher training course in Nijmegen and in my free time I do volunteer work, visit Arnhem events and get involved with local politics. It’s not only great to promote your home, it also gives me the opportunity to hone my skills as a teacher. What could be more fun than putting your language knowledge into practice in this way?
I am René Gademann and I love Arnhem. Arnhem is, of course, the city of ‘the Battle’ and capital of the largest province in the Netherlands.
There are stories to tell about the stones of the city. There are secrets, places where the neighbours sometimes do not even know they exist. For example, the Spijkerbuurt district has its secret gardens, tranquil oases in the twenty-first century. I would like to show you them as long as you promise to keep them a secret.
Hi! I’m Renée Shortz, I’m originally from the USA but have lived in the Netherlands since 1994 (in the West) and in Arnhem since 2006. Shortly after moving here I decided that getting out on my bike was the best way of discovering my new city. To this day I still bike everywhere and absolutely love what Arnhem has to offer – green parks, bridges, dykes, history and hidden gems along the way.
Hello I’m Anne. I really like to give people new information in combination with a nice walk! The groups are always different so I never know how it will run, it is very diverse. My tip in Arnhem is Stella by Starlight, a restaurant/pub a few minutes walk from Arnhem Central Station. The atmosphere is very nice!
Hi there! My name is Franka and because of my interest in the city, I started as a blogger for ArnhemLife. I am born in Oosterbeek so I see Arnhem as my hometown and I love living here. In my social network, I am well known as ‘the girl who knows all the restaurants in Arnhem’ and I can definitely call going out for dinner and checking out new spots as one of my biggest hobbies. Besides that, I love to spend time in nature as well and Arnhem has some good places. Meinerswijk for example, crossing the Rhine on the ferry (only in summer) and go for a walk in this peaceful piece of nature just outside of the city centre.
I have some foreign friends and when they visit me I love to be their tour guide.
Hello, I ,J.Lydia Mueller-Schoenau, am the intern at Arnhemlife. With my previous experience of my Media and Entertainment Management study, I will support the company in the field of media. My tasks will be to produce videos, blogs and other social media content. I was born in Germany, but I studied in Leeuwarden (NL) at the Stenden University of Applied Science. This internship will be my base for the following bachelor thesis.
We are always looking for people who’d like to join our team as a guide. A few requirements are that you are comfortable speaking in front of a group, that you have a connection to Arnhem and you have a positive, fun way about you. Do feel free to contact us via info@ArnhemLife.com. Include why you’d like to be a tour guide and what your skills are.
- rossella squillace
I'm moving to Arnhem and so far Arnhemlife has been the best website to help me. It posts useful articles about how to find a house or a job in the city, and it organizes funny trips around the city that let you meet new people and know better the city
- Mike Jones
Great info on their site and FB page about this lovely city. Hope to join a walking tour one day!
- Sophie Hopkins
Arnhem Life website provides up-to-date useful and real-life information about a whole range of things which give a real insight into Arnhem. You always have the most beautiful photos and I have heard great things about the exciting tours you have done. I look forward to joining one soon! You are a credit to Arnhem.
- Mabel Elzinga
Nice website with useful information about Arnhem. And the guided tours are great as well! You won't regret hiring Petra.
- Nitika Redhu
I signed up for the 2 hour walking tour. My parents accompanied me and we met Jim at the designated coffee place on time. Jim made it memorable for us providing us with all the information and other tid-bits about the battle in Arnhem. He knows Arnhem and its history very well. He has a map and books from which he pulled out relevant information. I will recommend this trip to all my friends who are interested in Arnhem (not just for its history with the battle but also to see the charming Dutch town). I am very happy and please I signed up for it. Thanks again Jim!