The landscape, structures and relics of the Green Metropolitan Region Arnhem-Nijmegen are bursting with stories and memories. A thorough area analysis provided the basis for 6 storylines as inspiration for tourism development in the region.
Containment of water: The great rivers that have shaped the Dutch landscape enter our country here. Flanked by the moraines, they connect several historic city fronts.
Landscape as battleground: The landscape was regularly the scene of battles and fights. Many defensive lines (e.g. Roman Limes) are reminders of this.
Crafts, industries and trade: The rivers form(ed) important transportation routes that were used for trade and industries such as paper and stone.
Estates, castles and country houses: The area is rich in estates, castles and country houses. Built at strategic locations along the rivers to generate income from timber sales, tolls, hunting and fishing rights or by wealthy townspeople to escape from polluted cities.
Nature and landscape: The geomorphology of the landscape determines different landscape experiences. A characteristic feature of the area is the dynamic natural areas that are regularly flooded.
Religious history: Throughout the centuries, populations of different religions have inhabited the area.
I.c.w.: Martin Boisen, The Missing Link
Type: regional vision, landscape
Client: Green Metropolitan Regiona Arnhem-Nijmegen
Size: ca. 1.000 km2 study area
Status: vision completed