Welcome to Nijmegen!

Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands with a city center full of important historical locations. And it’s not just a rich cultural history that Nijmegen has to offer. A large number of students, numerous events and festivals, unique hot spots and cozy restaurants all add up to an unprecedented liveliness in our city. Just put your feet in the sand at our city beach next to the river Waal, or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes.

A large array of both chain stores and small and unique specialty stores will complete your Nijmegen experience, whether you’re here for a day or for the entire weekend. And don’t forget to have a drink and a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes.

The oldest city in the Netherlands is bursting with energy! Or as we put it: Old City, Young Vibe.

The oldest city in the Netherlands

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. Right at the start of our era Nijmegen was founded by the Romans as an important base because of its strategic location. The city of Nijmegen is exciting, interesting and with a turbulent history. You can find evidence of past times everywhere, both in old buildings and in the city architecture. See it for yourself! 

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Discover Nijmegen - Enjoy the good life

Culture and history in 101 forms

Nijmegen is bursting with life! Is it the weekend already? If so, there’s a big chance that a festival or event is being held somewhere in the city. Besides that, Nijmegen is home to LUX – the Netherlands’ biggest art-house cinema – and Doornroosje, a mecca for music fans that hosts hundreds of live performances a year. Plus there are more than a handful of museums.

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Plan your visit - Stay for a day or a weekend

Life in Nijmegen - Study, work, relax...