446 Route 55. ARNHEM. From Utrecht
marble monument of Charles van Egmond, last Duke of Guelders
(d. 1538), the opponent of the Emp. CharlesY. Above, on the N. wall
of the choir, beneath a wooden canopy, is the kneeling figure of the
Duke, in an old suit of armour. In the ambulatory is the elegant
memorial tablet of the chancellor Joost Sasbout (d. 1546), by Jacob
Colyn de Nole. The handsome carved-wood pulpit is of the 17th
century. The large organ dates from 1769; performances every
alternate Tues. in summer, 2-3 p.m. (adm. free). The tower, 3085 ft.
in height, contains a large chime dating from 1650.
To the E. of the church rises the GrmEENnTEHUIS (Town Hall;
Pl. 2), erected at the end of the 15th cent. as a palace for Maarten
van Rossem, general of Duke Charles of Guelders, modernized and
converted to its present use in 1830, and restored in 1898. It is
popularly known as the Duivelshuis, from its quaint sculptural
The Musgum yan OupHEDEN EN Kunst (open on week-days
10-12 & 2-4, adm. 25c.; free on Wed., 2-4, and in summer also
on Sun,, 14.30-1.30), also in the Markt, contains seven silver guild-
cups of the 17-18th cent., coins, seals, portraits, architectural
On the S. side of the Markt are the Gouvernements-Gebouw, oc-
cupied by the provincial government and erected on the site of the
former ducal palace, the law-courts (Paleis van Justitie), and the
late-Gothic Sabels Poort (exterior front of 1642), the only relic of
the town-wall. — Close by is the Ryksarchief, in the Eusebius-
Binnen-Singel. — The Roman Catholic Church of St. Walburga
(21. 3), to which the St. Walburg Straat leads to the right (S.) of
the Stadhuis, is a Gothic building with two towers and was con-
ecrated in 1422.
Environs. The district around Arnhem is the most picturesque
in Holland. The grounds of many of the numerous country-seats in
the vicinity are open to visitors. The inns are generally good. —
About 1/. M. to the N. of the rail. station lies Sonsbeek, a wooded
park belonging to the town, with a small lake and a hotel-pension
with a restaurant and terrace (p. 445). The Belvedere Tower
(100 steps) commands a beautiful view of the park and the Betuwe
(p. 451) as far as the Eltener Berg and the distant heights of Cleve.
Immediately to the W. of the town rises the Reeberg, an eminence
with extensive pleasure-grounds and a casino (‘Buiten-Societeit’),
where in summer concerts are given on Sun. and Wed. evenings (in-
troduction by a member required; tramway-station). Adjoining
there are beautiful walks through the woods in all directions, provid-
ed with benches at intervals.
From the Velper Plein (tramway, see p. 445) the Steenstraat
leads to the N.E., through the new town, to the Velp Road, flanked
with numerous villas. About 1 M. from the Velper Plein the
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