The building of the Grote Kerk or St Stevenskerk began around 1260, and the first tower was built in 1307 and complete by around 1560.
This gothic church stands on a hill overlooking the Waal river. Beside the church is a square tower with an octagonal belfry and an 18th century carillon.
The tower and the facade of the church were rebuilt after suffering severe damage during the Second World War; the interior of the church was restored in 1969.
This is a picture from De Ooypolder, a place east of Nijmegen. A beautifull place to walk or for a bike ride where you can enjoy the wide open views and the different birds, ducks and goose's.This is a place where you can hear the sound of silence.
There is an old inn named Oortjeshekken where you can stay for the night and drink and eat something.
Entering The Netherlands at Lobith, the mighty river Rhine splits into two, later more, streams. The Nederrijn (Lower Rhine) goes first North to run along Arnhem Westwards to sea, the main stream (most water) however changes name into "Waal" and slides along Nijmegen. The riverlands stretch out on both sides of the river, though near Nijmegen the hills around Beek-Ubbergen and the city itself, drop down quite steep to water level. From Nijmegen various boattrips are possible.
On the Waal there is a boat where you can eat pancakes..Special for childeren.
The boat make a Trip from one our.
.Zaterdag en zondag om 13.30, 15.00, 16.30 en 18.00 uur
Woensdag en vrijdag om 16.30 en 18.00 uur
Volwassenen : Euro 12,00
Kinderen 0 t/m 2 : Euro 0,00
Kinderen 3 t/m 12 : Euro 7,00
Biblical Open Airmuseum
The museum is all about the life of Jesus and how the people lived in Palestine during the period that Jesus lived.
It is well taken care off. It is beautiful made in beautiful forest surroundings near Nijmegen.
The visitors are able to listen to audio-visual presentations in Dutch, German, French and English language.
A little of Africa in Holland learn all about different african cultures. If you can't afford or are afraid to visit Africa, get to know it through this museum.
The museum is just outside Nijmegen in a town called Berg en Dal or in english: "Mountain and Valley".
Berg en dal has almost grown together with Nijmegen.
Berg en Dal: a small village near Nijmegen.
You can make long walks through woods and hills and you will have a great view at Germany after a while.
For a rest and food you can pay a vist at 'The Duivelsberg' a 'pannekoekenhuis' (pancakes).
They are so delicous yammy!
Nature, walking, fun, food and drinks for any age.
Also there is a great museum in the neighbourhood.
Kronenburger park is made famous because it was one the song that was sung by Frank Boeijen, a popular singer from Nijmegen.
During summertime this park is the place to go for picnic.
Since we did not have much time, we decided not to look for the attractions, the museums, the parks or national treasures. Just to "wander" the streets for a short time. This is some of what we saw.
This is a view from Lent a small place at the other side of the river Waal,looking to Nijmegen .With the St. Stevenkerk.
Here is the sunset, with on the left the city of Nijmegen with the tower of St Stevens Kerk and in the front the second bridge over De waal. But this is a railroad bridge.(pic. noviomagus)
This is a picture late in the evening in the winter.
You see the Waalbrug.
It is high water.Thats al melting water from the Alps and it comes in Holland via the river De Rijn.
Visit Grave, a picturesque fortified town on the Maas river, not far from Nijmegen.
Take your bike for a tour along the river, the villages and towns.