Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem Entrance Hall
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Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem Entrance Hall

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The Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem, The Netherlands was built in 1995. Rijnstate has been subject to many changes over the years, to be allowed for by its building structure, but the generous entrance hall has kept over the years its welcoming character to all hospital visitors.

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