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VISITOR INFORMATION

On this page you will find the frequently asked questions sorted by different topics. About Bridge to Liberation and the official Airborne memorial. About the accessibility of Arnhem during our events, the weather, noise, and other amenities.

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On this page you will find the frequently asked questions sorted by different topics. About Bridge to Liberation and the official Airborne memorial. About the accessibility of Arnhem during our events, the weather, noise, and other amenities.

Is the answer to your question not shown here? Then send us your question via the contact form!

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As you will understand, we would like to mark such an important and major event as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem. On film (also live) and using photographs. We will use the images in various ways, for example on television, social media, websites and in offline media. By being present at the commemoration evening, you agree that recordings and photos will be made and can be used later.

To make it a memorable and successful commemoration for everyone, the following house rules will apply:

You will treat each other with respect.

Your visit is entirely at your own risk.

You may be searched.

You will enter a glass-free zone. Glass is not allowed.

The possession and/or use of drugs or laughing gas is prohibited.

It is forbidden from September 12-23 to fly with anything in the air, such as a drone, for example

The Battle of Arnhem

On 20 September there will be an act commemoration in the presence of the veterans and the Bridge to Liberation event, and on 24 September during the commemoration of the evacuation we will all remember the sacrifices made in Arnhem for freedom in the Netherlands and Europe. We will be commemorating the battle that totally destroyed the city, the victims who fell including both soldiers and residents, and the large-scale evacuation.

Residents, businesses, cultural institutions, many other organisations, and the City of Arnhem have put together a diverse program for the month of September based around the Battle of Arnhem.

An overview of all activities can be found on www.airborne-arnhem.nl.

The Airborne Region is an initiative of the four Airborne municipalities of Arnhem, Renkum, Ede and Overbetuwe. We are commemorating, realising and experiencing the 75th anniversary together and jointly telling the story of the Battle of Arnhem. It is about the events of September 1944, but also about the impact it still has today. In addition to commemorations, the region has a wide program with many varied activities. Do you want to know what there is to do in each municipality? The full program of the Airborne Region can also be viewed online via the website www.airborne-region.nl.

Bereikbaarheid

De meeste mensen komen met het openbaar vervoer, per fiets of lopend, want het wordt druk en er zijn verkeersmaatregelen rondom de John Frostbrug.

Station Arnhem Centraal is vanuit heel Nederland goed bereikbaar. Het station bevindt zich op loopafstand van de binnenstad (5 minuten). Hier is ook het centrale busstation. Check voor vertrek de actuele reistijden op www.9292.nl.

Het OV wordt indien nodig omgeleid. Kijk op www.9292.nl voor actuele reistijden.

Veel mensen komen met de fiets. In de binnenstad zijn er diverse gratis bewaakte fietsenstallingen

Om de officiële herdenking en de Bridge to Liberation  in goede banen te leiden zijn er diverse verkeersmaatregelen

Toch met de auto? Parkeer de auto dan in één van de Arnhemse parkeergarages . Na 18.00 uur geldt een parkeertarief van 50 cent per uur.

Commemoration evening in Arnhem

The commemoration will take place on the evening of Friday 20 September 2019.

The main elements of the programme are:

  • 18:15 hrs Commemoration event in the Eusebius Church for invited guests
  • 18.30 hrs (time subject to change) March over the John Frost Bridge by the Massed Pipes and Drums
  • 18:45 hrs Silent march from the Eusebius Church to the Airborneplein
  • 19:15 hrs Commemoration ceremony and wreath laying at the Airborneplein
  • 20:00 hrs Honour guard for the veterans and move to the Rijnkade
  • 20:30 hrs Start of Bridge to Liberation

Commemoration event in the Eusebius Church

The commemoration in the Eusebius Church is only for veterans, their families and other guests. Due to the limited number of seats, screens have been placed at the Airborneplein so that this event can be experienced live.You can also experience everything from home; the commemoration evening can be followed live on Omroep Gelderland.

The guests of honour will walk in a silent march from the Eusebius Church to the Airborneplein where they will lay wreaths. You can be present during this silent march by finding a place to watch along the route.

Commemoration ceremony on the Airborneplein

Everyone is very welcome at the Airborneplein. The commemoration ceremony on Airborneplein can be attended at the upper ring of the Airborneplein and not below. You can find more information on the map of Airborneplein. Because this year is a special anniversary year, we expect a lot of visitors so prepare yourself well! Check www.arnhem.nl/airborne before you set off.

The whole commemoration evening, including the wreath laying on the Airborneplein and Bridge to Liberation can be followed live on Omroep Gelderland.

Bridge to Liberation (B2L)

At the John Frost Bridge – the former Rhine Bridge, which in the end turned out to be a bridge too far – Bridge to Liberation is a spectacular experience with dance, music and fireworks on 20 September in which personal stories about the impact of war and the value of freedom form the central theme. You can find more information on www.bridgetoliberation.nl.

The show starts at 20.30 hrs and ends at 22.00 hrs. We advise that you get to the Rijnkade before 20.00 hrs.

The public viewing areas are in the Jacob Groenewoud park on the Rijnkade Arnhem Noord. Please be on time! More information can be found on the map of the commemoration evening. Due to the expected crowd numbers, we advise you to arrive before 20.00 hrs.

No! Due to the nature of the activities, the grounds of the city buildings on the other side of the Rhine/Jacob Groenewoud park will be fenced off and monitored during the show. This in connection with safety restrictions.

No! This is not possible due to safety. All pleasure craft will be kept far away.

For the sixth edition of Bridge to Liberation, various artists will convey the story to the audience through their own emotions.

Accessibility

It is best to come by public transport, by bike or on foot. It will be very busy and there will also be traffic restrictions around the John Frost Bridge.

Arnhem Central Station is easily accessible from all over the Netherlands. The station is within walking distance of the city center (5 minutes). The central bus station is also here. You can check the current travel times before departure www.9292.nl.

Public transport will be redirected if necessary. Check out www.9292.nl for all the latest travel information and times.

Many people will be coming by bicycle. There are several free secure bicycle parking facilities in the city center.

To ensure that the official commemoration and Bridge to Liberation can pass off properly, there will be various traffic restrictions in place.

If you still want to come bay car, please park in one of Arnhem’s parking garages.

A parking fee of 50 cents per hour applies after 6 p.m. in certain parking garages.

Many diversions will go through the environmental zone. The environmental zone that normally applies to these diversion routes is not in force during the diversions and road closures connected with the commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem.

The entire city center will remain accessible via diversions.

Accessibility (wheelchairs and for those with difficulty in walking)

There are places reserved for the disabled on the upper ring of Airborneplein. You can go there yourself and will be guided on site by hosts and hostesses. The section for the disabled is marked on the map of the commemoration evening.

At B2L there is also a separate section reserved for the disabled, namely at the front of the Rijnkade. This place can be found on the map of the commemoration evening. On the evening itself you can report to a host or hostess or register in advance at eva@bridgetoliberation.nl.

There are sufficient disabled parking places in the city. You will find them here. The disabled parking spaces on the Eusebiusbinnensingel have been reserved for the guests of honour.

There are disabled toilets next to the standard toilets on the Oranjewachtstraat street.

A sign language interpreter will be present during the commemoration on Airborneplein and at Bridge to Liberation. If you want to make use of this, you can register in advance with eva@bridgetoliberation.nl.

Services

The first aid station is in front of the houses on Kadestraat (next to the Jacob Groenewoud park). In there are any problems or unsafe situations, please go there. Various mobile First Aid teams will also be walking around the site.

Yes, there are toilets on the Oranjewachtstraat street and use of the toilets is free of charge. There are also disabled toilets.

At the Rijnkade / Groenewoudplantsoen there are bars serving beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Here you can pay with chip and pin or cash.

Bridge to Liberation will continue unless otherwise stated. In case of bad weather, keep an eye on the Bridge and Liberation website and social media for the latest news.

Ponchos will be handed out in the event of bad weather. Please do not bring umbrellas with you as they can obstruct the view and can be dangerous in the wind.

If you want to stay overnight, the website Hotelsarnhem displays all the accommodation possibilities.

During the commemoration evening, there will be low flying aircraft that will make a lot of noise. And during Bridge to Liberation, use is made of various (war) sound effects and fireworks. An old-fashioned air raid warning alarm will also sound once during the show.

During the events that have been organised in the Airborne Region during the Airborne week, a number of old-fashioned (combat) aircraft and helicopters will be used at different times. These are demonstrations or exercises and nothing to be alarmed about! Visit www.airborne-region.nl to see the programme for the whole region.

Yes, that is possible. The commemoration on Airborneplein and the Bridge to Liberation can be followed in English via an online live stream. You need a smartphone with earbuds and a 4G connection for this which you must bring yourself.

The links to the streams are:

Slag om Arnhem

Lees hier meer over de Slag om Arnhem

Inwoners uit de regio Arnhem staan in de herdenkingsweek uitgebreid stil bij de inspanningen van geallieerde strijdkrachten om snel een einde aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog te maken. Het is een eerbetoon aan de moed en het doorzettingsvermogen van de soldaten tijdens de Slag om Arnhem.  Tijdens deze herdenkingen wordt op respectvolle wijze aandacht geschonken aan de veteranen, de gesneuvelde soldaten en hun familie.

Het is dit jaar 75 jaar geleden dat de Slag om Arnhem, als onderdeel van Operatie Market Graden, plaatsvond. We noemen dat een kroonjaar. Tijdens een kroonjaar zijn de activiteiten en evenementen groter en uitgebreider.

Meer informatie over de officiële Airborne herdenking volgt zo spoedig mogelijk.

Bridge to Liberation is hoofdpartner van de Stichting Airborne Region. De Airborne Region is een initiatief van de vier Airborne gemeenten Arnhem, Renkum, Ede en Overbetuwe. 75 jaar herdenken, beseffen en beleven doen we met elkaar. Kijk op www.airborne-region.nl voor meer informatie over de Airborne Region.

In de hele Airborne Region worden honderden activiteiten georganiseerd die te maken hebben met het stilstaan bij de Slag om Arnhem. Kijk op www.airborne-region.nl/agenda om alle activiteiten te bekijken.