Nijmegen

Nijmegen, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Nijmegen
Coat of arms of Nijmegen

Number of inhabitants: 166.435
Number of national monuments: 256

Summary of Nijmegen

The Kronenburger Park in Nijmegen
The Kronenburger Park in Nijmegen

The city of Nijmegen has an atmospheric character, it is also the second oldest city in the Netherlands. The city is very nice to visit, partly because of the cozy terraces and beautiful history. You can complete your city trip in Nijmegen. The city should definitely be on your bucket list of must-visit cities.

Interesting history of Nijmegen

The Barbarossa Ruin in Nijmegen
The Barbarossa Ruin in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands.

The history goes back to the Roman Empire, Nijmegen was part of the Limes, this was the border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic areas. Nijmegen fell under the 10th Legion, this was from the year 71 to the year 104. During the Roman rule a large fortress was built on the hill at the current Waal, here are still a few remnants to see. In the 3rd century, the Romans abandoned the fortress. (This has not yet been proven)

Nijmegen was besieged several times during the Eighty Years' War. In the year 1672 the city was occupied by the French, this lasted until the year 1674. In the year 1678 peace returned to Nijmegen, when the peace treaty was signed, this hot Peace of Nijmegen

Nijmegen suffered a lot in the Second World War. In the year 1944, the Americans carried out a bombardment on Nijmegen, this was an error of judgment by the Americans, because it was not done on purpose. The Allies thought they had bombed a German city, the target was Kleve

Nijmegen Landmarks

The Hunner Park in Nijmegen
The Hunner Park in Nijmegen

There are many places of interest in Nijmegen, the center of Nijmegen is full of monuments. The must-see tourist attraction is the Valkhof Park, the park is located on a hill where you have a beautiful view over the Waal. There are several monuments in the Valkhof Park, including the Chapel of St. Nicholas and the Babarossa ruins, which were rebuilt in 1155 by Frederik Barbarossa.

As mentioned before, there are also plenty of tourist monuments to see in the center, a number of examples are the Sint-Stevenskerk, which was built in the 16th century, another building that attracts tourists is the Waag, this building is said to have been built in 1612/1613 Finally, tourists like to visit the Powder Tower and the remains of the city walls.

There are many more tourist attractions to see, in fact there are beautiful buildings to discover throughout the center.

Shopping in Nijmegen

The Marikenstraat in Nijmegen
The Marikenstraat in Nijmegen

Nijmegen can call itself a great shopping city, Nijmegen has a lot to offer in terms of shops. You can find everything in Nijmegen, there are many private shops but also large chain stores. The city of Nijmegen has many shopping streets. The two largest of these are the Lange Hezelstraat, the Broerstraat. The Lange Hezelstraat is also the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands.

Shopping evening:
Thursday

Activities in Nijmegen



Activities Experience?

When it comes to activities, Nijmegen is certainly a tourist city, the city offers a lot. There are museums, there is a cinema and there is a theatre.


MUSEUMS NIJMEGENATTRACTIONS NIJMEGEN
  • Van 't Lindenhout museum. 20.000 children tell their story here. Click right here for the site.
  • Grandmother's Kitchen Museum. Click right here for the site.
  • The Basteis Click right here for the website
  • MuZIEum. this is an experience museum about “Seeing & Not seeing”. Click right here for the site.
  • National Bicycle Museum. Click right here for the site.
  • Revolution museum museum for model aircraft. Click right here for the site.
  • Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.. Click right here for the site.
  • Museum Het Valkhof. this museum has changing exhibitions and a permanent collection on archaeology. Click right here for the site.
  •  Climb the Sint-Stevenskerk. Click right here for the site.

Iin the Environment:

  • Burgers Zoo Arnhem Car 27.6 km Click right here for the site.
  • Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen Car 34.1 km Click right here for the site.
CINEMAS NIJMEGENTHEATERS NIJMEGEN
  • Vue Nijmegen (square), cinema with regular program. Click right here for the site.
  • LUX Nijmegen, cinema with special program. Click right here for the site.
  • Vue Nijmegen (Walstraat) , cinema with regular program. Click right here for the website

Nature & Parks in Nijmegen

The City Wall of Nijmegen
The City Wall of Nijmegen

Nijmegen is surrounded by greenery and has a number of parks, west from the center is the Kronenbuger Park.

East of the center are the parks Het Valkhoff & Hunnerpark.

In the northeast you can find the Ooijpolder.

Ten south from the center you will find the Julliana Park.

Other parks include Goffertpark, Brakenstein and finally the Groesbeekse Bos is worth a visit.

Steps in Nijmegen

The Waagh of Nijmegen
The Waagh of Nijmegen


Nijmegen is a great place to go for a night out, there are many places to go out. There are no fewer than 20 cafes, a number of clubs, more than 3 stages and much more.

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