Besides the fashion, Arnhem has a pretty old centre with beautiful restored buildings. This is the "Devils' House" so named after the many small sculptures of devils that brighten up the facades. It dates from the 15th century and was owned by "Maarten van Rossum", a warlord in the service of the duke of Gelre. He was a cruel man who had no ethical problems when it came to massmurder, raping and pillaging.
But not unsual for the age of the Renaissance, he was also a man with an outstanding taste. This palace he had built for himself, is one of the earliest examples of Renaissance architecture in the Netherlands.
Here you can see the devils a bit closer. The basement of this building served as temporary prison for caputered British parachutists during "Operation Market Garden" in September 1944. A German MG team was also positioned here. Today there are still bullet holes in the building.
The movie "A Bridge too Far" was based on this dramatic history, also remembered as the "Battle of Arnhem".