Near the Netherlands' border with Germany, lies the up and coming city of Arnhem which is home to a strong start-up scene and a buzzing economy. Due to their proximity to the border, hotels in Arnhem are located at an ideal intersection for business travellers working in both countries. The Rhine river flows through the city - a beautiful counterpoint to its elegant architecture.
What can I discover in the area?
Situated on the Rhine river, Arnhem is the capital of the Dutch province of Gelderland. The city's history goes back almost a thousand years, and it was occupied by French troops during the Napoleonic wars. Some of the city's present architecture originates from this period. Arnhem is known as the 'Trolley City' because of its unique trolley bus public transport system.
What can I expect from my business experience?
Arnhem offers support to entrepreneurs and start up businesses as well as delegates of established businesses working in the area. Assistance is offered with legal, financial and administrative tasks, and there are mentor programmes available to assist entrepreneurs with decision-making and financial planning. Arnhem Business School offers an MBA with a truly international reach and seeks to train what it calls 'global citizens'. Its global network of alumni, organisations and enterprises is impressive, and the events programme is of a high standard. Leading businesses recruit through the annual talent event. There are also seven markets in Arnhem, one for each day of the week.
What else is there to do from my hotel in Arnhem?
Enjoy the reflections in the Rhine from one of the city's many famous bridges, which include John Frost Bridge known from the film 'A Bridge Too Far'. The Dutch Open Air Museum gives visitors an insight into historical Dutch architecture, while at the Water Museum you can immerse yourself in Holland's cultural relationship with water. The city's modern art museum is well curated, and the Zijpendaal castle and park are both scenic and edifying. The Basilica Sint Walburga is a stunning architectural specimen and well worth a visit, but if you are after something more modern, the Zoo in Arnhem is engaging and informative with more animated and exotic specimens. There is also a film theatre and a stadium in the city, so you will have no shortage of leisure opportunities from your Arnhem hotel.