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The Fashion Route in Arnhem, the Netherlands

The Dutch city Arnhem, on the eastern side of the country, has a reputation as the fashion and design city. With her famous Art Academy and Fashion Quarter, creativity is at its peak here. Located in the middle of Arnhem, Klarendal is where you can find this Fashion Quarter (Modekwartier), a creative neighborhood full of fashion, design, art, food stores, workshops and galleries. Wandering around this neighborhood brings out the creativity in you and makes you want to start your own DIY project.


Route info

  • Route name: The Fashion Quarter Route in Arnhem, the Netherlands
  • Distance: 3 KM
  • Suggested duration: 1 morning or afternoon
  • Best by: walking
  • Highlights: craft stores, designer shops, art galleries, fashionable hotels, and a complete creative scene in one area.


A more extensive version of this Fashion Quarter Route in Arnhem can be found in the travel guide Arnhem Modestad (Dutch language) by Tineke en Dorien. Download the guide for €4,99 for all spots, interactive maps, offline usage, and images.




The Fashion Quarter Route in Arnhem, the Netherlands


Start your route through the Fashion Quarter with a coffee and a cake at Suger Hill. In this cafe/restaurant, you’ll be served by bearded men with tattoos, offering you self-made sausages, and dishes with unforgettable vegetables. Yes, you’ve arrived in hipster heaven!


Walk a little further along the long street Klarendalseweg and you’ll find a lot of precious craft shops. Once, this neighborhood was ignored and maybe even avoided, but lately, people refer to this area as ‘the Notting Hill of Arnhem.’ Visit Het Pardijs for interesting illustrations and accessories, Heleen van der Meer for handcrafted bags and wallets, the studio of Hanneke van der Pol for graphic design, the store MarieMarie for fashion and vintage, and many more hotspots.




Heleen van der Meer


While walking the Klarendalseweg, the creativity radiates from fashionable hairdressers to art studios, don’t forget to turn left or right at some of the little stores in the alleyways. It is worth visiting the Het Naaicafe (sewing cafe), the tailor shop De Patronenmaker, and the Barberstation.


When you’ve reached the end of the Klarendalseweg, you’ll arrive at the remarkable Hotel Modez. This hotel is a destination in itself and is founded by Piet Paris. Every room is designed by a different designer, and they all have a unique theme, like the knitting room. On the ground floor, you can find cozy Cafe Caspar.


Close to Hotel Modez, you can find restaurant Goed Proeven for delicious pizzas and cocktails, the stores June interiors and Things I Like, Things I Love, and Loesjes Winkeltje, from the renowned Loesje black and white mottos.


After having visited all these up-and-coming talents, established names, trendsetters and craftsmen, it’s time for some nature. Walk over to Park Sonsbeek for some relaxing time and coffee with apple pie.


Want to find out more about Arnhem?

A more extensive version of this Fashion Quarter Route in Arnhem can be found in the travel guide Arnhem Modestad (Dutch language) by Tineke en Dorien. Download the guide for €4,99 for all spots, interactive maps, offline usage, and images.




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All images in this route are by Dorien Koppenberg.



Hotel Modez




Sugar Hill




Het Paradijs

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