We have been collecting all the best getaway venues: B&Bs, hotels and other places to stay. All great destinations for a weekend away or a bit longer. In this finely decorated house you can almost imagine yourself in Scandinavia, even though it is located in the heart of Arnhem.
At Sonsbeek B&B you stay in your own cozy little house behind the beautiful Herenhuis of Ilse Witjes. It is located in the center of fashion city Arnhem but also has a little bit of forest nearby. The summerhouse (garden house) has a great interior decorated with a touch of Scandinavia. The duvet has a tiny floral pattern. Here you will wake up to the birds singing and the scent of the forest. In good weather you can sit in the garden with a fire burning in the brazier and plaids to keep you warm when necessary.
What’s for breakfast?
You are served a generous breakfast in your room or – when the weather permits – on a big table in the garden, at the time of your choosing. Always includes freshly squeezed juice, fresh bread and organic regional produce. Ask for the American blueberry pancakes…
Go visit the Big Three: the Open Air Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Burgers Zoo. Owners Ilse and Jeroen are besotted with the farmers market on Sundays in Sonsbeekpark, which is also well worth a visit: www.sonsbeekmarkt.nl
Living room restaurant De Hoeksteen (www.dehoeksteen.nu) is a favorite. It’s like time traveling back to the 1950s!
Good to know
Arnhem city park Sonsbeek has been elected the most beautiful city park in the Netherlands. In the summer the park hosts the Park Open every weekend and in August and September there is the event www.sonsbeekavenue.nl.
Price per night for two people starts at € 65, including breakfast.