While I feel like I've been working nonstop for the past two weeks, my current exhaustion is well worth it since I got to spend the past long weekend in Arnhem. It's one of the many perks of my day job that I get to travel on school trips when the kids need chaperoning! I've been to Arnhem, which is just across the German border in the Netherlands, twice over the past couple of years on school trips. You may recognize the city for the battle that took place there during World War II and that was dramatized in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far.
Despite the historical significance of the city, I'm not sure I'd make a trip just to Arnhem on my own unless I was already in the neighborhood. Still, I've enjoyed my time there on both occasions. The city is small, and has some beautiful examples of the typical Dutch architecture with its long, slender row homes. I also appreciate the variety and quality of the restaurants and shopping in Arnhem, which always seem to offer so much more than Stuttgart.