Visiting Arnhem. Up the posbank and under the streets.

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There he is.

Today I was invited to visit Arnhem and do some sightseeing there. I would pickup Keiko and Walter at the station in Rheden so I walked to my car and wanted to go. Then my phone rang. It was Walter. He had a problem with his train ticket and the 2 of them would be there an half hour later. Oké, no problem, I went back in my house for another cup of coffee. But at 10:37 I was at the station and they arrived on time. I took them to Gejah house and we had a nice talk and a big piece of apple-pie! Then it was time for the tour.
Queen Beatrix
Because of Gejah’s car-size we could only have 4 people for today, but after seeing her car we decide to go with my car.


First she showed us the famous (!) Posbank in Arnhem. It’s part of National Park “Veluwezoom” founded in 1930. The highest point there is 110 meter above NAP (Normaal Amsterdams Peil). But today was a very bad day to walk around there. It was grey and a little bit raining. We decided to do this again in spring with better weather. We drove out of the park and passed “klein zwitserland” a road with hairpin bends. We stopped in Roozendaal to take a view pictures of “Kasteel Rosendael”. There Keiko started a story about the bad weather today. She said to me, it is because the sun has catch a cold and has the flue and is sneezing all over us.
Castle rosendael.
Ha ha, very funny Keiko.

I made an illegal turn on the road for an extra stop at “bronbeek”. Bronbeek is a former Royal palace in Arnhem. It is now a museum and a home for elderly soldiers. In arnhem we found a parking spot just in front of the restaurant where we would have diner this day at 5pm. The parking space was close to the Eusebius church or the grote kerk. Its with 93 meters the highest building in Arnhem. It is named after the fourth-century saint Eusebius, the bishop of Vercelli. This church contains an elevator that was added in 1994, which allows us to travel to the top and gives us a view of the city of Arnhem from its highest point. But there was no time for us today. Walter was taking too many pictures. We had only a half an hour left before we should go underground.

At the korenmarkt we had a quick cup of coffee in Café Touché. Then we went to the cellars but the door was closed so we waited.
Eusebius church.
Later on they opened the door and it seems that Keiko didn’t push hard enough to open the door. Small lady --> small powers! So finally we could start our tour. Our guide showed us first on the streets a few facades of houses, and told us that the cellars are beneath those houses. We could also see that they build in Arnhem new and high buildings next to the old center of Arnhem. We entered a few stores where they did not decorate the walls to show the old walls as they were originally. They we entered the cellars and I found it very impressive. I didn’t know they existed although I live there close by. (45 km) There were even restaurants who had there tables inside the cellars. There was also a window above us where you could see the people walking in the street. It was really impressive.

A short stop was at the Luxor theater to see how they restored it. It is built in 1915 by architect Willem Diehl.
The cellars of Arnhem.
While we were heading to our diner we had a last stop at the former burger weeshuis. It’s a historical museum. We just could peek a little bit in 1 room. After saying goodbye to our guide, we entered the restaurant. We had a table at the window and I had a view at my car. I had a great diner and a lot of talking to the others.

Then it was time to leave. I brought Keiko and Walter to the train station with my guide Gejah next to me. My last mission was bringing Gejah home. Still talking about the fun day we had. It was rainy but that didn’t touch the fun of the day.

It was fun to see what I didn’t know about Arnhem. Thank you Keiko, Gejah and Walter that I could join you today.

moshers_moll says:
Great blog and lovely photo's :-)
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009
gemini59 says:
I absolutely agree with Gejah and Keiko!
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009
gejah says:
what a lovely place to be!! ha ha
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009
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There he is.
There he is.
Queen Beatrix
Queen Beatrix
Castle rosendael.
Castle rosendael.
Eusebius church.
Eusebius church.
The cellars of Arnhem.
The cellars of Arnhem.
Waiting for the train.
Waiting for the train.
Lights are red....
Lights are red....
Keiko and Walter walking to me.
Keiko and Walter walking to me.
Apple pie at Gejahs.
Apple pie at Gejah's.
Walter and my car.
Walter and my car.
Paviljoen de posbank
Paviljoen de posbank
Queen on a bike
Queen on a bike
Gejah
Gejah
Monument
Monument
Walter at the posbank
Walter at the posbank
Keiko and Gejah
Keiko and Gejah
Surrounding places
Surrounding places
G.A. Pos
G.A. Pos
Is that Walter.
Is that Walter.
View from the posbank.
View from the posbank.
View from the posbank with Keiko
View from the posbank with Keiko
View from the posbank.
View from the posbank.
Directions for bikers.
Directions for bikers.
View at the posbank.
View at the posbank.
Keiko
Keiko
View at the posbank.
View at the posbank.
Looking at the map
Looking at the map
Map of the posbank
Map of the posbank
Of course Walter taking pictures
Of course Walter taking pictures
My navigator
My navigator
Driving
Driving
Driving
Driving
In the village Roozendaal
In the village Roozendaal
Water with ducks
Water with ducks
Ducks
Ducks
Mini waterfall
Mini waterfall
mini waterfall
mini waterfall
Keiko and Gejah having fun.
Keiko and Gejah having fun.
House with waterfall
House with waterfall
Castle rosendael
Castle rosendael
Pointing to Castle rosendael
Pointing to Castle rosendael
Exit castle
Exit castle
Bronbeek
Bronbeek
Walter at bronbeek
Walter at bronbeek
Bronbeek
Bronbeek
Spring is coming (but not today)
Spring is coming (but not today)
Monument
Monument
Gejah watching my car. I couldnt …
Gejah watching my car. I couldn't…
Eusebius church
Eusebius church
The restaurant where we will have …
The restaurant where we will have…
The girls.
The girls.
Walburgiskerk
Walburgiskerk
Coffee stop.
Coffee stop.
Keiko
Keiko
Insite café Touché
Insite café Touché
Café Touché
Café Touché
Entrance of the cellars
Entrance of the cellars
Entrance of the cellars
Entrance of the cellars
My travbuddys.
My travbuddys.
Old map of centre of Arnhem
Old map of centre of Arnhem
Old map of centre of Arnhem
Old map of centre of Arnhem
Entrance cellar (storage)
Entrance cellar (storage)
Old and new buildings
Old and new buildings
Entrance many years ago.
Entrance many years ago.
Facade of a house
Facade of a house
Streets of Arnhem
Streets of Arnhem
New next to old.
New next to old.
Shops.
Shops.
Shops.
Shops.
Shops.
Shops.
:) wanna buy ?
:) wanna buy ?
Walter.
Walter.
Keiko and Walter
Keiko and Walter
Keiko shopping..
Keiko shopping..
Art
Art
Staying on top of the building.
Staying on top of the building.
Old and new
Old and new
New building
New building
Down again
Down again
Streets of Arnhem
Streets of Arnhem
Café bar, Heeren van Aemstel
Café bar, Heeren van Aemstel
Café bar, Heeren van Aemstel. Kor…
Café bar, Heeren van Aemstel. Ko…
Entrance cellars
Entrance cellars
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem and Henk, th…
The cellars of Arnhem and Henk, t…
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
Keiko testing the mini elevator
Keiko testing the mini elevator
Keiko again
Keiko again
Wall painting
Wall painting
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
Travbuddys in the mirror
Travbuddys in the mirror
An old door
An old door
Looking up in the street
Looking up in the street
The window
The window
The cellars of Arnhem
The cellars of Arnhem
The guide and Walter, Gejah and Ke…
The guide and Walter, Gejah and K…
Something grows at the wet walls.
Something grows at the wet walls.
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
Painting and special lamp.
Painting and special lamp.
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
A restaurant in the cellar
Korenmarkt
Korenmarkt
Korenmarkt
Korenmarkt
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Bar at Luxor theater
Bar at Luxor theater
Walter taking..... you know what :D
Walter taking..... you know what :D
Luxor theater
Luxor theater
Programm
Programm
At Jansplaats
At Jansplaats
Jansplaats
Jansplaats
Famous bike ?
Famous bike ?
Streets of Arnhem.
Streets of Arnhem.
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Historical museum Het burgerweesh…
Historical museum "Het burgerwees…
Streets of Arnhem
Streets of Arnhem
Koningstreet
Koningstreet
Koningstreet
Koningstreet
Koningstreet + Eusebius church
Koningstreet + Eusebius church
Keiko hungry...??
Keiko hungry...??
Walburgiskerk
Walburgiskerk
The restaurant.
The restaurant.
Starter
Starter
Inside the restaurant
Inside the restaurant
Keiko active with cutting the bread
Keiko active with cutting the bread
Keiko will take a picture up there.
Keiko will take a picture up there.
My soup
My soup
Not much bread left.
Not much bread left.
My salmon
My salmon
Keiko after taking the picture.
Keiko after taking the picture.
My dessert.
My dessert.
The bill.
The bill.
Eusebius church at night.
Eusebius church at night.
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photo by: IndoMaluku