Nijmegen Off The Beaten Path

  • Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in wintertime
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  • Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in wintertime
    Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in...
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  • Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in wintertime
    Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in...
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    The most ridiculous building in town

    by bobbert Written Dec 25, 2003

    The Bisschop Hamerhuis is a must see if you like freakish architecture. A quite boring 19th century building, until someday, someone for some reason decided it was a good idea to plant a Chinese pagoda on top of it. The result is....well....unusual.

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    Entrance granted by the gatekeeper

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 15, 2003

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    Gatekeepershouse, hidden behind the Valkhof-museum

    Nijmegen had many citygates in medieval town that was surrounded by a defensive wall. The names of these gates can still be found in streetnames, but none of them has been saved in the running of times. The "Molen-poort" (Mills gate), "Hunnen-poort" (Huns-gate) and "Hezel-poort" (Hezel-gate) are such names. Most famous is the "Sint Anthonis-poort" where a monumental stone remembers the town's hero that stood up against the Spanjards holding the city during various decades in the eighties year independance war of The Netherlands. His bold attack however failed, he returned to the river and drowned (his harnas was to heavy). He is buried in the Saint Stevens.

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    Greens on various sides

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 15, 2003

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    Statues along the citywall at Trajanus-park

    The citycentre of Nijmegen is surrounded by greenzones. Most famous - also because the Dutch (pop)musical hitsong of the "Frank Boeijen-Groep" with the same name - is the Kronenburgpark. This park is a true green beauty and one can find many students here on warm summerdays (studying, reading, mingling). Other parks and greens are the Valkhof-area that flows over in the (traffic busy) emperor Trajanus square and park, as well as the "singels" leading from the bridge to the emperor "Karels" square.

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    Clamped in between the kays and the uppertown

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 15, 2003

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    The wonderful small and decorative Besienders-huis

    Hidden in a corner along the kays and under the high raising walls of the uppertown, stand the small Besienderhouse. This monumental, but particularly beautiful house, should not be forgotten in the walk through Nijmegen. It is build around 1525 as the tole house for the Waal-river. Boats passing Nijmegen had to pay tole here.

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    Fun for little children............

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    The baby rollercoaster

    Amusementpark Tivoli & Circus Fun City

    A indoor and outdoor playing arena for children from 2 to 12 years old.

    All kinds of amusement like:

    Indoor Playing Arena, Mini Rollercoaster, little boats, laughing mirrors, swings and so on.

    Address

    Oude Kleefsebaan 116, 6571-BK, Berg en Dal

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    Stalin's Riefenstahl

    by OlafS Updated Jan 31, 2003

    Hitler had Leni Riefenstahl, Stalin had Joris Ivens. Both were talented filmers, and both had plenty of ambition but absolutely no conscience whatsoever. But while Riefenstahl has been widely condemned for her propagandafilms for the nazi's, Joris Ivens has become some sort of a hero, despite the fact that his films glorified the regime of Stalin (and later Mao as well) and that he saw no problem in using slaves in his films, people of which he knew that they would be murdered as soon as the film was completed, but who he regarded as "weed" anyway. His birth-town of Nijmegen honours this dispicable man in several ways, and even named a square after him.

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    Various landscapes around Nijmegen

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 8, 2002

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    River Waal, main water of the Rhine!

    Rent a bike and cycle through the hills of Berg en Dal (East of Nijmegen) towards Germany. Go back through the Ooijpolder. This tour will bring you through two enormous different landscapes and enchantes you with wide riverviews, pictoresk little villages (sometimes no more then a church, a café and a few farmhouses) and beautiful forests.

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    Wijchen is very near to...

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Wijchen is very near to Nijmegen. It has a lovely castle. For more information you can visit my castles travelogue in my Netherlands page, or visit the Dutch castles site:
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~kub2/index.html

    More information on European castles and palaces in the comprehensive Castle Point page!!!

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    Go skating

    by egonwegh Written Jan 2, 2009

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    Nijmegen, skating on the Oude Waal in wintertime
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    Go skating on the Oude Waal in the Ooijpolder, east of Nijmegen. I cannot skate, but Jennie is quite good at it and she still grabs the opportunity whenever she has the chance to do so.

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    Stunning but Hidden

    by fraise13 Updated Apr 27, 2005

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    Nijmegen Church

    This church is hidden, in eastern Nijmegen outer Groesbeekseweg, it is called nebo klooster. A fine reward for the weary uphill walk or bike ride, as the buses are infrequent!

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    • Cycling
    • Religious Travel

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    De Walvis (The Whale)

    by egonwegh Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    De Walvis ("The Whale"). That's what people call this building. Inside, technicians are overseeing and coordinating movements of ships on a long stretch of the river Waal.

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    The wooden structure

    by sim1 Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    Hernen Castle



    The wooden structure in one of the towers. Can you imagine, this is wood from the 15th century and it is still here!

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    Mosaic

    by egonwegh Updated Dec 20, 2004

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    Mosaic

    Mary, holding the infant Jesus, depicted as the patron saint of sailors. Mosaic by Hans Truijen (1966) at the Groene Balkon ("Green Balcony") close to the river Waal.

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    Glashuis

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Glashuis and St. Steven Nijmegen

    Nijmegen on a rainy day, November 2004 ; 15th-century Glashuis Chapel with the tower of the St. Stevenskerk (St. Stephen's Church) in the background.

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    walking through Berg en Dal to...

    by catnl Written Sep 12, 2002

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    walking through Berg en Dal to the 'Duivelsberg'
    looking at Germany at some point!http://home-1.worldonline.nl/~geertkb/kaart.html

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