Klimcentrum Nijmegen (Climbing hall)
As most of you will know the Netherlands is very flat, but that does not mean we don’t have great spots for lost climbers. In Nijmegen there is one of the many indoor climbing halls in the Netherlands. Klimcentrum Nijmegen is the perfect place for the beginner, but also for the more experienced climber. The climbing gym has 1900 m2 of climbing and with it's maximum height of 21 meters, it's one of the highest in the Netherlands.
It's realy fun to do, try it! I love it!
Monday/Tuesday 17.00 - 23.00 uur
Wednesday 14.00 - 23.00 uur
Thursday/Friday 17.00 - 23.00 uur
Saterday 11.00 - 23.00 uur
Sunday 11.00 - 19.00 uur
Adults € 9,-
Children under 16 € 5,-
Students € 6,50
Saturday evenings: € 5,00 Mondays: € 5,- for students (College cards has to be shown)
Equipment: Equipment can be rented at the center
A. Renting belaying materials € 1,20
B. Renting a harness € 2,50
C. Renting climbingshoes € 3,-
Renting the complete set A+B+C € 5,-
Indoor ice skateing
If you are in Nijmegen during the winter season, you really have to try some indoor ice skating! Triavium is having 3 skating floors. One for kids. A second one for advanced speed skating, and of course the ice hockey floor.
Opening times from 20 September till the 18 of April
Adults: € 4,80
Children: € 3,90
Equipment: Equipment can be rented in the Triavium
Zwembad de Goffert
Open air swimming pool. Even though we couldn't swim very well, we used to come here when we were kids, it was within walking distance of our home. The pool has been redesigned and renovated a couple of times with community funds since then! For the most part, they depend upon volunteers nowadays, but guess what - they're still there! Jennie and I like to visit after working hours (5 pm - 7 pm). Adults pay Euro 4.70 for a single visit (Summer 2014). Large basin with depth 2.00 - 3.30 meters, children's basin 0.40 - 1.30 meters depth, two small circular basins for toddlers ; children's games - ask for 'Pierre'! - and water slide. Picture from someone else's website.
- Water Sports
A beautiful building where you have a speedskating ring and a Icehockey field.
Afterwards you can have a snack and a drink in the restaurant facility.
Opening of the season: 3th week of september.
End of the season: End of april.
Monday 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:45 hrs
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30 hrs 20:15 - 23:30 hrs.
Thursday 09:00 - 17:15 hrs 20:15 - 23:30 hrs.
Friday 09:00 - 17:45 hrs 19:15 - 21:30 hrs. Saturday 08:30 - 17:30 hrs
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00 hrs.
Children till 13 yrs € 3,50
Adults € 4,40
Equipment: The equipement neede are ofcourse some Iceskates, so take them with you or if you forgot them you can rent them here.
ANAC Indoor Karting
Have fun in this indoor Kart Facility with eating and drinking possibilities and if you have a party above 8 persons you can take part in the ANAC adventure a climbing coarse high above.
Nijmegen: Walkers' Capital of the World!!
Nijmegen is home to the world's largest multi-day walking event.
The "Nijmeegse Vierdaagse" or International 4-days marches take place from Tuesday to Friday in the 3rd week of July.
This year saw the 89th edition of the 4-days marches. Some 47,500 walkers from all over the world registered, 38,500 of whom actually completed the 4 days. I am proud to say I was one of them :-)
There are 3 distances: 30k, 40k and 50k.
The minimum distance you must walk to qualify for the official Vierdaagse medal is:
30k: for children aged 12-15, women aged 60+, men aged 65+.
40k: for women aged 16-59, men aged 16-18 and 50-64, military participants carrying at least a 10kg (back)pack.
50k: for men aged 19-49
Equipment: * good shoes are a must-have. You can train for this all year, but without good shoes your feet are sure to be suffering!
* rain gear to keep you dry - either an umbrella or a rain cape. Rain jackets & trousers are a hassle to put on and make you sweat even more than you already do.
* enough water to keep you from dehydrating
* enough (light) food to keep you from passing out
* good humour!! - to keep you going if your feet/legs don't wanna anymore...
- Hiking and Walking
Nijmeegse Judo Vereniging (NJV)
Judo - catch me here once a week, practising judo with some other veterans (euphemism!) - I've since given up on judo, so this tip could now double under "Fondest memories" ...