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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
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Market Square Tips (23)

Grote Markt

The triangular Grote Markt lies in the center of old Nijmegen.

In the square there is a statue of Mariken van Nieumeghen, the chief character in the 15th century mystery play of that name. According to legend Mariken, having entered into a league with the Devil, was fettered in iron rings but that when her period of penitence was over the rings sprang open of themselves. She is depicted holding the broken rings.

The market is on Saturdays and Mondays morning.

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mary2u99
Jun 12, 2007

Mariken van Nieumeghen

The statue of Mariken van Nieumeghen, the chief character in the 15th century mystery play of that name.

Legend has it that Mariken, having entered into a league with the Devil, was fettered in iron rings but that when her period of penitence was over the rings sprang open of themselves. She is depicted holding the broken rings.

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Feb 27, 2007

Weigh House (Waag)

The old Weigh House (Waag) and meat market, a handsome Renaissance building in red brick with black and red dormer windows and two arched doorways is now a restaurant and in summer you can sit outside.

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Feb 27, 2007

Het Waaggebouw

This building was created in 1612 and was where wares were weighed (repeat these last 5 words as quickly as you can !). Before being sold, all wares had to be weighed and fees paid, resulting in an important income for the city.
The building is now a restaurant.

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May 17, 2005
 
 
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Market Square

A view on the market square, showing hold houses and the Waaggebouw of the 17th century (but hiding recent buildings!). The place hosts a market on Saturdays and Mondays. You notice the bell-tower of St Steven's Church.

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May 17, 2005

Grote Markt

This is filled with vendors of fruit, fabric, fish...bicycle equipment, bread and underpants make this a real Dutch market, completely equivocal to the ones in Amsterdam and more intimate. Better prices, too. When the place is clear, like it is in this picture, there is a fabulous view of the church and the Waag, old weigh house, which is now a cafe and has a lovely coffee shop in the rear. Maoz and a record shop too.

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Apr 22, 2005

On the other side



This is on the other side of the archway. Straight behind me is the big church. Surprisingly you don't get to another square with the church on it, but you get into a little street. Because the church is so build in, it is difficult to see the whole of it.

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sim1
Jan 25, 2005

Old buildings



The buildings that you see in this picture are very old. They used to be part of the Cloth Hall. On the first big rebuilding in 1542 they made the archway. The facade is from 1606. The buildings have been restaured in 1886 and 1955.

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Jan 25, 2005

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This is the big market square


This is the big market square in the centre of Nijmegen. The buildings on the market square are mostly new, except for this corner of the square. I thought this was a beautiful old building. I am wondering what it used to be, I don't know yet, but I will find out and let you know. And I was also wondering what it is used for nowerdays. I thought it was some restaurant when I was looking at it, but it turned out to be a Mecure Hotel.

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Jan 25, 2005

This is the Grote Markt...

This is the Grote Markt Plein.
With Het Waaggebouw, and the St. Stevenskerk.
Its in the centre of Nijmegen, on monday and saterday is here a marked.
In the summer a lot of places where you can sit on a pavement.

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Alphons
Jul 26, 2004

Mariken van Nieumeghen and the devil

Mariken a girl from one of the most remarkable stories from the medieval period of Nijmegen. Her statue is standing on the market square

If you like to know more about Mariken please visit my Mariken van Nieumeghen travellogue.

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danitsja_nl
Jul 15, 2004

"Laken" (Linnen) industry in Nijmegen

"Laken" (Linnen) was a trademark product of Flanders, but also the craftmenship in Nijmegen produced this fine textile. Therefor one of the few remaining "Laken-hallen" (tradecentres for this linnen) in Northern parts of The Netherlands, is also found in Nijmegen. On the Old market square is lays between the "Waag" and the St-Stevens-church.

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Nov 15, 2003

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Bridges

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Burgers Zoo

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St. Jan cathedral

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Apenheul Primate Park

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Paleis Het Loo

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