Arnhem, Netherlands: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Arnhem, Netherlands? If you're planning to go to Arnhem, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Arnhem, Netherlands

Based on the climate and weather in Arnhem, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Arnhem, Netherlands

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Arnhem, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

What to wear/what to pack for Arnhem, Netherlands by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Arnhem in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to find the right kind. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most locations.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Arnhem can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the correct kind. The majority of adapters that you can buy are just plugs and expect your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you vacation in Arnhem during March, you are likely to see that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the necessary type. A lot of adapters currently available are simply plug changers and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

Traveling to Arnhem in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the necessary type. The vast majority of adapters on sale are simply plug changers and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most locations.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Arnhem during May, you might find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the right kind. Many adapters for sale now are simply plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Arnhem is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Travel pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you get the right type. Most adapters currently sold are simply plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Arnhem is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the right kind. Most adapters currently sold are just plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most countries.

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Arnhem is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Arnhem, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to pick the correct type. The majority of adapters currently being sold are just plugs and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most places.

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Arnhem is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the necessary type. Many adapters for sale now are simply plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one works in most locations.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck pillow

    An excellent option is this one

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Arnhem is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you pick the correct type. Many adapters currently available are simply plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    What we like is this one

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Arnhem is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the correct type. The majority of adapters for sale now are simply plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most locations.

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Arnhem. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the correct type. A lot of adapters that you can buy are simply plug changers and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most countries.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you go to the Airborne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Arnhem, Netherlands

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Arnhem.

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