Around Nijmegen

“Het Rijk van Nijmegen” has a very rich history, surrounded by hilly fields. Go for example on a relaxing tour past the vineyards and hills of Groesbeek. Berg en Dal is also an attractive destination with impressive sights, a rich cultural history and a remarkable viniculture. The many differences in altitude, which inspired the town’s name (roughly translated: “Hill and Valley”), result in impressive vistas.

If you go west you’ll experience the fertility of the Betuwe and the Land Van Maas En Waal. In the rich orchards of the Betuwe colors truly come to life. The rough floodplains and meandering dikes along the river are a sight to behold in every season. In between the winding rivers Maas and Waal you’ll spot romantic lands and idyllic dike houses. Pieces of greenery split apart by water are connected to one another with ferries.

To see

The Romans knew what they were doing over 2,000 years ago in Noviomagus. The Nijmegen region has it all: a perfect position in a magnificent undulating river landscape between the Rhine, Meuse and Waal rivers with lush, fertile river soil in which fruit trees flourish and the branches of the vines reach for the sky. 

Nowadays, you can still enjoy not only Roman archaeological remains but also Roman traditions in the Nijmegen region, such as the excellent custom of completely relaxing now and again in a sauna or spa to recharge your batteries. Do you prefer more active types of relaxation? You could hike the N70, a unique walk that takes you over eight ‘mountains’ through varied countryside and cultural history. Or cycle through the area known as the Betuwe, where you will be captivated by the blossom in spring, and where later in the year you can buy cherries, apples and pears from roadside stalls. You’ll find plenty of grapes in the wine village of Groesbeek: bottled to produce prize-winning wines.

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To do

Experience the riches of a lively history surrounded by undulating scenic beauty in the Nijmegen region. Walking past the vineyards and over the hills at Groesbeek is enough to make you instantly relax. Towards the west, sense how fertile the Betuwe region is and daydream in the romantic countryside between the Meuse and Waal rivers. Enjoy the tastiest fruit, which you can buy from one of the many roadside fruit stalls. The fertile river clay soil is the basis for the sweetest fruits. All that water provides plenty of opportunities for sun-worshipers who want to relax in the sun or swim, but also for sports lovers who prefer to fish, sail or even dive.

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To relax

The ancient Romans indulged often and extensively: they visited a bathhouse to completely relax and be pampered. It’s a good habit and you can follow their example in spas, saunas and hot baths in the Nijmegen region. The golf course provides more active relaxation, and you can enjoy the unique countryside around you at the same time. In fact, why not explore it further? Get on your bike or pull on your hiking boots and explore the wonderful Ooij polder. Or go south towards the wine village of Groesbeek and be amazed by its many vineyards and prize-winning wines.

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