Is Arnhem Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:06 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.79 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Arnhem?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Netherlands. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Arnhem water quality.


Recently, I took part in a workshop that addressed the importance of safe tap drinking water in Arnhem, Netherlands. The topic was first raised at a town hall during a town hall meeting that all the residents had to be aware of. There were quite a few people that brought up the subject when they realized that the only contaminant in the drinking water in Arnhem was VOCs. VOCs are volatile organic compounds.

It is really surprising that there are so many VOCs in drinking water in the United States. They are used in everything from paints and fuel to cleaning solvents. You may have heard of them as benzene and bisulphur. There has also been some research that indicates that they may be linked to cancer.

Now, let me ask you this question. Can you imagine how shocked would be me if I discovered there was an epidemic of cancer in my home state? I would find out and then do something about it, right? That is exactly what is going on here. I am worried about

What Do People In Netherlands Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Netherlands have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 16% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 84% Very High


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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