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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

Hotel Nimma
Hotel Nimma
3.5 out of 5
Weurtseweg 478, Nijmegen
The price is £64 per night from 20 May to 20 May
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 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (119 reviews)
"Great place"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2020

Hotel Nimma
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
4 out of 5
Hertog Eduardplein 4, Nijmegen
The price is £104 per night from 25 May to 25 May
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (174 reviews)
great stay again
"For a hotel of this type and price this is a fantastic place to stay. The view from the rooms is excellent due to the huge windows. Beds are large and comfortable and the showers are well pressured."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 3 Jun to 3 Jun
Situated in Cuijk, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Plasmolen Miniature Golf, Landschapspark and Overasseltse en Hatertse vennen. Radboud ...
4.2/5Very Good! (190 reviews)
"I liked the property but it was cold v cold in the room and when I asked if the heating could be turned up they replied no as it was controlled for the whole building"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

Van Der Valk Hotel Cuijk - Nijmegen
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B & B de Smedery.com
B & B de Smedery.com
3.5 out of 5
9 Ooysedijk, Nijmegen, GE
The price is £104 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Belvedere and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Radboud University Nijmegen. National Bicycle Museum and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Een super de luxe b&b!!
"Super de luxe appartement!! Van alle gemakken voorzien. Gezellige dagen gehad. Centraal gelegen. Heerlijk gewandeld in de (achtertuin), de Ooij. Lekker ontbeten. Dit gaan we vaker boeken. In- en uitchecken, communiceren verliep allemaal vriendelijk, vlot en soepel. Kortom: Een echte aanrader!!"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

B & B de Smedery.com
Nijmegen Luxury Apartments
Nijmegen Luxury Apartments
219 Sint Annastraat, 3, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Situated in Nijmegen, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Doornroosje and Radboud University Nijmegen. Grote Markt and St Stevenskerk are also within ...
Nijmegen Luxury Apartments
Huis B & B; Gratis Parkeren en Fietsen; in de Natuur; 5 Min. Lopen Stadscentrum
Huis B & B; Gratis Parkeren en Fietsen; in de Natuur; 5 Min. Lopen Stadscentrum
9 Ooysedijk, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Situated in Nijmegen, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Belvedere and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Radboud University Nijmegen. National Bicycle Museum and Valkhof ...
Huis B & B; Gratis Parkeren en Fietsen; in de Natuur; 5 Min. Lopen Stadscentrum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Nijmegen

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24 Oct 2019

Lively city

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19 Jul 2019

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

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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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