Nijmegen Travel Guide

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    Nijmegen Waal Road Bridge
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Nijmegen Things to Do

  • Market Square

    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...

  • 4 days marches

    Friday July 22, 2005 i was here again but only to pass the 4 days marches, big trafficproblem in and around Nijmegen, took us a long time to get out of the city but great to see. Monday - July 17, 2000. I went to Nijmegen to the NAC stadion with the guests from Concorde USA called 'The Blue Devils' a drumcorps. (They stayed as guests at the...

  • Surroundings

    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...


Nijmegen Hotels

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  • Mercure Nijmegen Centre

    The hotel is situated next to Nijmegen central railway station, at walking distance from the city...

  • Manna

    Oranjesingel 2c, Nijmegen, 6511 NS, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • City Park Hotel

    Hertogstraat 1, Nijmegen, Gelderland, 6511 RV, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Nijmegen Restaurants

  • Steenbrugge Beer

    The Hotel Atlanta has a very comfortable bar area on the ground floor. Conveniently located next to the Grote Markt in the town centre of Nijmegen. During our last visit, we drank some Steenbrugge draught white beer and had some chicken nuggets as well.

  • Dance of the Witches

    Just outside the town of Nijmegen, in Berg en Dal ("Hill and Valley"). The restaurant is called Heksendans, which translates in English as the Dance of the Witches. We come here every now and then for pancakes and/or icecream. Directly across the street is the well-known amusement park 'Tivoli' (what's in a name...?). Be careful not to trip over a...

  • Het Lemke

    Visited with Taxus, an organisation that takes care of the elderly, for their Xmas lunch on 19 December 2014. There was live music and dancing on this occasion too. Spur trail of the Napoleon trail. While you are inside, remember to have a good look at the Napoleon window. It is said that back in 1810, the Emperor Napoleon visited the brewery that...


Nijmegen Nightlife

  • Nighttime Concerts

    De Vereeniging is one of Nijmegen's concert halls. The other is the city theater, but this building is the oldest and better known one. It was designed by architect Oscar Leeuw and opened in 1915.The building has its own Grand Café Restaurant also called the De Vereeniging. Depending on th eplay or concert you will attend.

  • Best nightlife spots - NO mainstream...

    Doornroosje is a bit out of town (10min by car), they do many festivals and invite many well known artists/dj's. Great techno, house, dance stuff, but also rock. Merleyn (belongs to Doornroosje) is in the city and often offers techno, house, dance, indie, club, electro, you name it! Check out their website where you can find upcoming events for...

  • The name says it all

    A chaotically-run, but great local music bar. Rob & Willy are ex-hippies who run the bar like a private theater. Open until 4 am at the weekends. Anything you want.


Nijmegen Transportation

  • Nijmegen Train Station

    The first Nijmegen train station was opened in August 9, 1865. The building was located at the present location of the Vereeniging Concert Hall at the Keizer Karel square at the tracks to Kleef in Germany.At June 15, 1879 Nijmegen became connected to the Dutch National RailRoads. The first connection was the track to Arnhem via a new bridge over...

  • Nijmegen Bus Station

    The Nijmegen Bus Station is located at the North side of the Train station.There are many bus services available by a number of bus companies.Local Nijmegen Hermes bus lines:1 - Station Mook-Molenhoek - Molenhoek Keizershof5 - Breedeweg Kerkplein of De Horst Kerk - Beuningen Aalsterveld9 - Grave Busstation11 - Beuningen Aalsterveld - Nijmegen,...

  • Even Though It's On A Hill!

    Despite Nijmegens hilltop location cycling is still the most popular means of local transport and in fact the city centre is closed off to motor vehicles apart from buses and deliveries. The hills themselves aren't too steep and the roads, and the bridge, all have cycle lanes and the surrounding area is pretty level. I had intended to hire a bike...


Nijmegen Shopping

  • Undies

    Underware for men only.The shop moved from the Stikke Hezelstraat 28 to the Moenenstraat 7.Business hours:Mo: 1PM - 5:30PMTu-We: 10AM - 5:30PMTh: 10AM - 9PMFr: 10AM - 5:30PMSa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Closed

  • Main shopping street

    The Molenstraat is the main shopping street.You will find anything you look for. Besides the shops there also are about a dozen café's, fast food joints and three restaurants in the street.The following shops are located at the Molenstraat:-Altinbass Juwelry-Blue Moon Fashion-Boekenvoordeel Books-Broodjeszaak Panem Bakery-Burger King Fast...

  • Shopping Mall

    Nice little Mall in the heart of Nijmegen. The passage opened in 1972 and was named after the former city gate at this location.There are some 40 shops in the building.Openings hours:Mo-We: 8:30AM - 6PMTh: 8:30AM - 9PMFr-Sa: 8:30AM - 6PMSu: 11AM - 5PM


Nijmegen Local Customs

  • Getting Married in The Netherlands

    Only civil marriages have legal status in the Netherlands and these are usually performed in the town or city hall. After the civil ceremony can the wedding be solemnized in a church ceremony.The 16th century city hall here in Nijmegen is on the main Burchtstraat, which is the street heading west from the Grote Markt.

  • Try Pomme Fritje, the national food

    You can see the gentleman in the photo preparing our Pomme Fritje...this should be the national food if it is not and maybe even on the flag, we found it EVERYWHERE, just like those golden arches in the USofA. It is prepared by making like French Fries (or Freedom Fries), after the potatoes are cut, you then place them in boiling oil, partially...

  • Al mot ik krupen.

    If you want to score some points in Nijmegen ask for the song in the local café where the locals come.or try to sing it....... you will have friends for your life.Al mot ik krupen......op blote voeten goan... etc etcSearch the internet for the text yourself. One must take an effort to bond with the locals.


Nijmegen Warnings and Dangers

  • Parkingtroubles (even with little money)

    Parking has become a tricky business after the city of Nijmegen decided to make new parkingmachines. Now you can only pay with pincard, creditcard or the so called 'chipknip'. Coins are no longer a solution, something that leads to many disappointments by people that are unaware of this change. Before you know it you have to park your car far...

  • Parking troubles and irritations

    If you planning to visit Nijmegen by car, you will notice it’s hard to find parking space, and if you find parking space… you have to hope you can pay with coins. So if you enter one of the parking garages pay attention to the signs. Those will show you if it is possible to pay with coins. You will notice that at many parking places you can only...

  • The river Waal has overflowed its banks...

    This happens occasionally, but there's never much damage done (as long as you don't park your car or bike too close to the water's edge...). Instead people flock to the river and the restaurants and have a good time watching the water flow by.


Nijmegen Tourist Traps

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    Tourist office Nijmegen

    by danitsja_nl Updated Sep 6, 2003

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    We don’t like 'surprises' do we? So if you need any help please contact me our the local tourist office. This is also a great place to get your city maps, Town walk books, museum information etc The tourist offices in the Netherlands are called VVV and the one in Nijmegen can be found on the Keizerkarel plein, it is a big round-about.

    Fun Alternatives: Useful telephone numbers:

    -In case of an emergency call the national alarm number: 112

    -VVV Rijk van Nijmegen:0031 (0)900 1122344

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Nijmegen What to Pack

  • Electricity

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system The Netherlands uses: 230 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are...

  • Electricity

    For 'grounded' plugs, the Schuko" plug and receptacle with side grounding contacts is used (see picture)The receptacle will also accept the not-grounded plug shown in the previous tip.

  • Packing List

    Backpack. Leave luggage in the railway station lockers Raincoats, umbrellas are safe to take with you. But take everything between swimming suits, tops and sweaters with you. Maybe some aspirine against the worst hangover?


Nijmegen Off The Beaten Path

  • Lourdes rock cave

    Replica or impression of the well-known rock cave or grotto in Massabielle near Lourdes (France) where The Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared to Bernadette in the year 1858. It is common in catholic countries to build replicas of the grotto next to churches or cemeteries. This one stands next to Lourdes Church on Hatertseweg 113.

  • Nijmegen power plant

    Nijmegen power plant, located next to the river Waal, on a sunny day. Before long, it will be torn down and replaced by a modern energy park with considerably less carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Garage for Fun

    Update 2015: this place is now closed --- Garage for Fun was an indoor playground in an old garage. Hence the name. Next to it is a restaurant that serves pancakes to toddlers and adults. We were there with our fostergrandchild, a two-year-old, in July 2014. Children between ages 1 to 12 pay 7 euro, babies and adults free entry.


Nijmegen Sports & Outdoors

  • 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! Adults pay...

  • Nijmegen: Walkers' Capital of the...

    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...

  • 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 Entrance fee Adults: € 4,80 Children: € 3,90 Equipment can be rented in...


Nijmegen General

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  • Ferdinand Hamer statue

    The Ferdinand Hamer statue was made b Bart van Hove in 1902. Ferdinand was a bisschop and missionair in Mongolia, where he was killed in 1900.The statue is located at the a the street where Ferdinand was born and that was named after him.On the pedestal the following text is displayed:DE NEDERLANDSCHE MARTELAREN VAN CHIN. MONGOLIË GEHULDIGD DOOR...

  • Nijmegen is situated in the...

    Nijmegen is situated in the east of Holland, very close to the German border and has approximately 150,000 inhabitants.It has hilly surroundings and beautiful forests.Info: 16t6.2002'Vierdaagse', 86th.event! a four day walking march in the month of July each year, with some 40,000 participants.I have been there...

  • Mermaid on the Waal?

    No, its a woman on a wall, not a mermaid on a waal, silly! The river Waal is mysteriously deceptive, with wonderful albeit random pieces of art and decorum along amidst the factory industry of the other sections. Nijmegen is the best place to see some of this. Sit at one of the cafes along the river, or even eat aboard one of the boats there! I...


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