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NijmegenNetherlands

Situated in the east of the Netherlands, Nijmegen has lovely museums, great points of interest, excellent shopping and is rich in cultural heritage. Discover Nijmegen!

Looking for a nice weekend away with your partner or the kids? Nijmegen is the place to go. You'll find everything you need for a great stay: museums, castles, child-friendly attractions and streets lined with lovely shops.

Nijmegen claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000st anniversary in 2005. Nijmegen was once the biggest Roman city in the Netherlands. You can still visit a number of buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. Part of the old city walls are also still intact.

Look out over the city from the 14th-century St Stevenskerk, visit castles such as Batenburg and Kasteel Doorwerth and stroll through the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands: Lange Hezelstraat. There are also a number of interesting museums, such as Museum het Valkhof, which is home to Roman art. Playground Leemkuil or the famous Ouwehands Dierenpark in nearby Rhenen are great places to take the kids.

You can explore Nijmegen on foot or by city bus. Stroll along the Waal promenade near the city centre and go shopping. In summer, stop at one of the sidewalk cafés at Koningsplein or Grote Markt for a drink or a delicious meal. The city centre is pedestrianised, making it easy to explore on foot.

Nijmegen is easy to reach by train from a number of Dutch cities. Get off the train at Nijmegen Central Station and explore the city centre on foot. If you’re travelling by car and coming from the south of the Netherlands, take the A73. If you’re travelling from the north, follow the motorways that take you through Arnhem. You can park near the city centre in one of the parking garages.

Spend a weekend in Nijmegen and discover the oldest city in the Netherlands, full of cultural heritage, great points of interest and a lovely square.

Where to stay in Nijmegen

Nijmegen-Centrum, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Nijmegen-Centrum

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Nijmegen-Centrum is noteworthy for its coffee shops, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Holland Casino Nijmegen and Valkhof Museum.

Nijmegen-Centrum
Stadscentrum, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Stadscentrum

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While visiting Stadscentrum, you might make a stop by sights like Doornroosje and Valkhof Museum.

Stadscentrum
Goffert, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Goffert

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Goffert and surrounding area, you can visit Goffert Stadium and Doornroosje.

Goffert

Top hotels in Nijmegen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
4 out of 5
Hertog Eduardplein 4, Nijmegen
The price is £89 per night

Situated in Nijmegen, this spa hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Holland Casino Nijmegen and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from St Stevenskerk. Radboud University Nijmegen and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"Lovely room on the 14th floor, very company bed"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
Van Der Valk Hotel Cuijk - Nijmegen
Van Der Valk Hotel Cuijk - Nijmegen
4 out of 5
Raamweg 10, Cuijk, North Brabant
The price is £80 per night

Situated in Cuijk, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Plasmolen Miniature Golf, Landschapspark and Overasseltse en Hatertse vennen. Berendonck ...

4.2/5Very Good! (185 reviews)

"Very comfortable & large room . Exelent hotel for a relaxing stay"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2019

Van Der Valk Hotel Cuijk - Nijmegen
Hotel Nimma
Hotel Nimma
3.5 out of 5
Weurtseweg 478, Nijmegen
The price is £57 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from St Stevenskerk and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Radboud University Nijmegen. Doornroosje and Grote ...

4.1/5Very Good! (92 reviews)

"My stay at Hotel Nimma was a mixed bag - I stayed in a family room so that I would have kitchen facilities, and my room was very spacious, warm, and clean. It was very nicely styled in a kind of boho-industrial style and after 12 nights I became very attached to my room. On the other hand, the location ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Hotel Nimma

Popular places to visit in Nijmegen

Waalbrug
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Waalbrug

You can learn about the history of Nijmegen with a stop at Waalbrug. Discover the museums in this walkable area or seek out its cycling trails.

Grote Markt
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Grote Markt

You can learn about the history of Nijmegen with a stop at Grote Markt. Discover the museums in this walkable area or seek out its cycling trails.

Top things to do in Nijmegen

Pancake Cruise Nijmegen
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Pancake Cruise Nijmegen

£18
Per adult
Small group tour to Kröller Müller Museum & the Hoge Veluwe
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Small group tour to Kröller Müller Museum & the Hoge Veluwe

80% of travellers recommend
£143
Per adult
The Battle of Arnhem by train and bicycle
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The Battle of Arnhem by train and bicycle

£179
Per adult

Reviews of Nijmegen

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Oct 2019

Lively city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jul 2019

Went for festival week mid-July. It was really buzzing and good fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Jul 2019

Very attractive little town with 2000 year history.

4/5 - Good

Christel

20 May 2019

Difficult to find any where to eat after 8pm unless its fast food. Went to In de Blaauwe Hand, oldest pub in Nijmegen highly rated in Trip Advisor however we arrived at 7.55pm to be told they couldn't accommodate large parties for food.

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