Places to Visit in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Europe

Places to Visit in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Europe

Nijmegen is a city and municipality belonging to the Gelderland province of the Netherlands. Being the oldest city of the Netherlands, Nijmegen receives a large number of tourists throughout the year for its several renowned historical structures.


Geography of Nijmegen:

Nijmegen is located in the east of the Netherlands, near the border of Germany, around 25 km south of the provincial capital, Arnhem and 120 km southeast of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Nijmegen is spread over an area of 57.53 sq. km.


History of Nijmegen:

According to the historical sources, Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands and its 2000th year’s anniversary was celebrated in 2005. The history of Nijmegen begins with the establishment of military by camp Romans in the 1st century BC on the site where Nijmegen was originated. Nijmegen received city rights during the Romans era in 98.


Connectivity to Nijmegen:

Nijmegen is served by the Weeze Airport, located around 45 km away from the heart of Nijmegen. This airport operates flights from and to Málaga, Marrakech, Moss, Santander, Seville, Stockholm, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Faro and other European destinations.

As like most Dutch cities, Nijmegen has good connectivity with all around the country by both railway and roadway. Local bus transportation in Nijmegen is catered by Breng Bus Company. In addition, taxis and rental cars are also accessible for local travel.


Culture and Food in Nijmegen:

Nijmegen houses different kinds of museum showcasing the history, culture and tradition of the city. Africa Museum in Nijmegen is entirely different from such kind of museums.

The major festivals celebrated in Nijmegen include:

  • Heavy Metal festival
  • Nijmeegse Vierdaagse
  • Dag van het Levenslied

The prominent food corners in Nijmegen include:

  • Cafe In De Blaauwe Hand
  • De Nieuwe Winkel
  • Restaurant tjeerz
  • De Blonde Pater
  • Restaurant Het Heimwee


Things to do in Nijmegen:

  • Day tours
  • Festival celebrations
  • Walking


Places to see in Nijmegen:

Valkhof museum:

The Valkhof museum originated as a unification of the Commanderie van St. Jan museum and G.M. Kam museum of archaeology in 1999. Now the museum exhibits both Roman archaeological artifacts, and classical and modern artworks.


Great or St. Stephen’s Church:

The Great or St. Stephen’s Church is the largest as well as oldest church in Nijmegen. This historical church was constructed on the Hundisburg hill in the 16th century. It is allowed for tourists with prior permission.



Situated at the Waalkade in Nijmegen, the Velorama is Netherlands’ only bicycle museum and was founded in 1981.This three storey museum holds around 250 different bicycles for exhibition.


Other places of interests in and around Nijmegen are as follows:

  • Valkhof Park
  • muZIEum
  • Irish Pub The Shamrock
  • Stevenskerk
  • Kronenburgerpark
  • Landhoofd Spoorbrug Nijmegen
  • Kinderboerderij de Goffert
  • De Waagh
  • de Goffert Stadium
  • Museum de Stratenmakerstoren
  • Sauna en Beauty De Thermen Nijmegen
  • Airborne Cemetery
  • Kroller-Muller Museum
  • Airborne Museum Hartenstein
  • Burgers’ Zoo and Safaripark
  • De Hoge Veluwe National Park


Best time to visit Nijmegen:

The best time to trip is during the months between June and September.


Accommodation Options in Nijmegen:

Nijmegen is home to many well facilitated hotels but during summer or festive season, tourists may get difficulty in finding hotels in Nijmegen. So it is advised for tourists to book hotel well in advance through online to get hotel rooms as per requirement and budget. The major hotels in Nijmegen are listed below:

  • Mercure Nijmegen Centre
  • Hotel Courage
  • Scandic Sanadome Nijmegen
  • Hotel Hertogplein
  • Golden Tulip Val Monte
  • Amrath Hotel Belvoir
  • Bastion Hotel Nijmegen
  • AnnA B&B Deluxe
  • Le Reve B&B
  • Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Erica
  • Hotel Restaurant Sionshof
  • Hotel-Restaurant-Zalen Umberto
  • Hotel ‘t Spijker
  • De Prince – De Amuse
  • De Kleine Prins

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