Historische Kelders Arnhem

Useful Information

Location: Oude Oeverstraat 4a, next to Eurocinema, Arnhem.
Open: All year Wed-Sat 12-17, Koopzondag 14-17.
Koopzondag is a Sunday where shops are open.
Guided Tours: All year Wed, Fri, Sat 14.
Fee: Adults EUR 4, Children (4-12) EUR 2.50, Children (0-3) free.
Guided Tours: Adults EUR 6, Children (4-12) EUR 4.50, Children (0-3) free.
Classification: SubterraneaKeller
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided. Guide Tour: D=90 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Historische Kelders Arnhem, Stichting Historische Kelders Arnhem, Oude Oeverstraat 4a, 6811 JX Arnhem, Tel: +31-26-3511311. E-mail:
Gilde Stadswandeling Arnhem (Gilde City Walk Arnhem). E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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SEP-1944 used as air raid shelters.
2002 opened to the public.


The Historische Kelders Arnhem (Historic Cellars of Arnhem) are 39 different cellars located along Rijnstraat, the central road through the medieval town center. They were acquired by the municipality of Arnhem who also mapped them. They executed necessary repairs using contemporary materials. The cellars date back to the 13th, 14th and 15th century.

Today a small part is open to the public. They are used as art museum, for Christmas parties and for rock concerts. Under the historic Sint Petersgasthuis (Hotel Saint Peter) is a huge cellar which is used for all kinds of event. It may be booked for company meetings, weddings, christening, and birthday parties.

It is possible to visit the open cellars on a self-guided tour. If you prefer a guided tour, the Gilde Stadswandeling Arnhem offers such a tour on three days every week. It is not necessary to register for these tours, just show up at the Oude Oeverstraat 4a. The guide will tell the complete story of the cellars from the Middle Ages. So it is also the history of the city, like the great Battle of November 1813, when Arnhem was liberated by the Prussians and the Russian Cossacks. Important cellar related topics are the Hanseatic League, barrel vaults, wine storage, monastic jokes, and candle niches.