If you are a tango-passionnate, don't miss the chained salon-weekend of El Corte where you can dance tango on Saturday from 5pm to 5am and then again the afternoon of the Sunday. There, you can meet the most craziest tango-freaks and best dancers! You can experience the life in a dance community all weekend long, sleeping on the dance floor a few hours, taking a footh bath in a very cool atmosphere and taking breakfast with all your dance partners :-)
El Corte had its 16th anniversary at the end of March and organized for this occasion a Tango festival "Doble Ocho". Cfr doble ocho tango festival website and description on the Nijmegen homepage. Dancing with Cor(azon)!
"Een dans...zoals een liefdesgedicht...
In elkaar verdrinken,
Zich laven aan de tango,
Wegdrijven in de muziek,
Dansend, soepel als een panter,
Tot het eerste morgenlicht...."
Nijmegen Four Days March = 4 x 50 km!
Cheering to the incoming fourdays-marchers, handing over flowers and supporting the once that barely manage to get to the finish-line.
... and ...
Sit down at the Waalkay on a terrace and enjoy the ships float by on the mighty river Waal (the most densely used river in the world!). Kissing at the Waal-crossing-monument on a bikingtour on ascensionday.
come to nijmegen during the...
come to nijmegen during the summer festivities, this is when the 4-days marches are held. These marches start on the third tuesday in july, but the festivities around them start the weekend before already. If you come for the sport, the walking: it's four days 30/40/50 km., depending on age and sex. For info about the marches: 024-3655500. Also, Nijmegen normally already has a flourishing evening- and nightlife. The town has many pubs, bars and numerous restaurants: Indian, Greek, Mexican, Turkish, and many other kinds. From the autumn of 2000, you can visit the new shopping street with two levels, called Marikenstraat. Not one of the cheapest shopping streets, but nice to see, specially by it's architecture. Lux is the name of the almost famous movie/film house, the best visited filmhouse of the Netherlands. It is situated near the Marikenstraat, in the center of the town. Don't forget to take a look in Nijmegen's new library. I think it's the most beautiful one I've seen since ages. Nearby Lux and the Marikenstraat. For more culture: museum Het Valkhof. Looks like a swimming-bath from the outside, but is great to walk around in. See you in Nijmegen! Nijmegen is my hometown. I was born here and I have always lived here. It's my town at the river Waal and I love to see Nijmegen's skyline coming from the north by train or by car over the bridge.
Nijmegen has roman origins. It...
Nijmegen has roman origins. It was the city of Noviomagus. Later, in the 9th century, Charlemagne settled here and built Het Valkhof, that was also used by Barbarossa. During the second world war, the old city was heavily damaged. It has taken a long time for the city to recover. Specially the 'low town' near the river is really nice now. Picture: The Valkhof in the snow.
Since a long time Nijmegen is well known for it's four Days Walking March. At the time of the March another event takes place called
the Zomerfeesten. This is probably the best time to visit Nijmegen if you like lots of people, drinking, music etc.
Well I know I will definately walk no 40 km for four days. I like to watch along the route with a cold beer in my hand!