Battle of Arnhem City Walk

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The Arnhem 80th anniversary commemorations will take place over the weekend 20-22 September 2024.

Battle of Arnhem City Walk 4KM

During the Battle of Arnhem city walk one of our local guides will show you locations that played an importent part during the Battle of Arnhem, that was part of Operation Market Garden.

Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned and predominantly led, by the British. It was fought in the Netherlands and Germany in World War II. The success of the operation depended on taking a series of nine bridges, the last being at the city of Arnhem over the Rhine river. Airborne and land forces succeeded in the liberation of the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Nijmegen, but failed in keeping their farthest positions in and around the city of Arnhem including the bridge over the Rhine.

One of our ArnhemLife guides will lead you to the most important locations of the Battle of Arnhem / liberation route with the final destination the John Frost Bridge. He’ll share eyewitness stories and with the help of photos taken during the Battle of Arnhem make the story come to life. The tour will end near the John Frost bridge.

You will walk about 1,5 km towards Oosterbeek and from there on you’ll walk back to the city via a different route, about 3,5 to the John Frost bridge.

Some stops:

  • Zwarteweg (Urquhart hideout)
  • St. Elisabeths Hospital (medical facility during the battle of Arnhem)
  • John Frost Bridge

The duration is about 2,5 hours, depending on the group size.
Minimal group size 10 people for a set price of €25,- but booking for fewer people is also possible but the price will remain €250,-.

Start location is near the Arnhem central railway station, outside, in front of the McDonalds.

Duration: 2,5 hours

€25,- p.p.


To book a tour contact us at:
+31 (0) 6 133 688 77

All prizes are including 21% VAT/BTW.

Contact us about information on our Battle of Arnhem tours.


    We advise booking this tour at least 48 hours in advance.
    Be at the start location 5 minutes before departure.
    Due to the changing Dutch weather, it is important to make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind and to be wearing proper foot-gear for a walk.


    – Cancellations more than a week in advance costs administration fee of 15%.

    – Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date costs 50% of the total


    – Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date costs 100% of the total amount.

    – Less people on the tour than booked for? No restitution.

    – No show: no restitution

    Jan Veerman
    Jan Veerman
    Super leuke middag met Odette Jansen in de wijk Klarendal, onze geboortegrond. Lunch in Casper, drankje in SugerHill en diner in Goed Proeven. Volgende keer slapen in Hotel Modez.
    Blue Nation
    Blue Nation
    It was extremely fun walking in the footsteps of our English soldiers. Rudi was an amazing guide with a tome of knowledge. Bringing to life the whole experience. We cannot recommend this tour and company enough. Thank you so much.
    Ed Harding
    Ed Harding
    Fantastic tour with our guide Rudy. We met up at Ebe railway station and then proceeded to Ginkel Heath. Over 6 hours we worked in towards the bridge covering the landing and drop zones, the initial advanced on Leopard and Lion routes, the Cemetery, the Oosterbeek perimeter and the bridge. Rudy made the locations come to life with his detailed explanations, use of maps and period photos. Highly recommended.
    Ulrich Hadding
    Ulrich Hadding
    David, a native English speaker, who lives in Arnhem, gave our group a fantastic tour through Osterbeek, along important places of the battle of Arnhem. His profound knowledge and personal connections to a lot of witnesses of the battle impressed even the most knowledgeable members of our group. David was also flexible and very empathetic and thereby guaranteed a wonderful learning experience for all of us. He is a real asset for seriously interested parties.
    Marco Geerligs
    Marco Geerligs
    Met 10 personen een fiets tour (op maat) met gids gedaan door Arnhem. Vooraf met gids gebeld over mijn wensen. Daar is kundig op in gegaan. Gids wist zeer veel te vertellen op een goede manier. Zeer tevreden! De organisatie doet ook veel moeite om vragen goed te beantwoorden.
    Michael Holmes
    Michael Holmes
    My friends and I took recently the Arnhem tour by minivan. our guide David is a very knowledgeable historian and was able to tell us (in perfect english) about higher strategy and minor tactics, illustrated by many photos. Having interviewed many survivors of the battle he could talk about the personal experiences of individual soldiers, which was a great bonus for a bunch of old soldiers. The tour should have taken 6 hours but eventually ran to something over 7, as David really wanted to share his knowledge, AND he dropped us back to the railway station afterwards. A wonderful experience, highly recommended
    Eddie Morren
    Eddie Morren
    Met ruim 80 collega, s van het Kröller-Müller Museum was deze rondleiding een erg leuk middagprogramma van het uitje in Arnhem. Verdeeld over drie groepen . Street Art/Hoogtepunten/Slag om Arnhem/ stadswandelingen met tussendoor naar de Eusebiuskerk met zijn glazen balkons en Drankje in een bar wat allemaal via Arnhem live geregeld kon worden.we werden opgehaald in het restaurant waar wij geluncht hebben. Zelfs voor collega, s uit Arnhem is het verrassend leuk. Zijn erg tevreden, helemaal top
    Mariella de Boek
    Mariella de Boek
    Super leuke tour gemaakt. Helaas was het regenachtig weer, maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken. Petra is super enthousiast en weet veel van de muurschilderingen en volgt de graffitikunstenaars op de voet.
    John O'Connell
    John O'Connell
    Battle of Arnhem tour 6 hours. We contacted Arnhem Life and had an immediate and helpful response from Petra. Over the next couple of days Petra worked carefully with me to facilitate our tour. She asked if we had any special connections or expectations and also told us our tour could be specifically tailored to our own requirements, I thought this was great. A couple of days before the tour I was contacted by Rudy who gave me his number and photo and told me where and when we would meet. He also asked if we would like him to book a lunch reservation in the former Hartenstein Hotel. True to his word Rudy was waiting for us when we arrived 10 minutes early. Rudy is full of energy and worked hard all day to provide us with as much relevant knowledge as possible whilst taking us around all the important sites. He also brought photographic evidence and artifacts from the battle. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was a very special experience for us all. Well done Arnhem Life in every way!
    laura geerlings
    laura geerlings
    Erg leuke en enthousiaste gids, de tour was afgestemd op onze behoeftes en flexibel! Zeker een aanrader om de stad en zijn verhaal te leren kennen (:


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