9 places to drink wine in Nijmegen

Do you having something to celebrate, is it five o’clock or do you simply feel like drinking some wine? Is your date night incomplete without a glass of white wine, red wine or rosé? We’ve listed the best places to drink wine in Nijmegen for you. Who will you visit these wine bars or cafés with?

1. Bar Lebowski

If you’re looking for a good glass of wine, Bar Lebowski’s got you covered – right in the centre of Nijmegen, every Tuesday through Sunday. But they serve more than just wine! This bar pays a lot of attention to the complete wine experience by offering tastings and matching appetizers. Fancy trying some new flavours? Order of the menu and taste the latest wines at that moment.

2. Wijn bij Arentz

Despite being quite a small (but awesome) bar, Wijn bij Arentz didn’t skimp on the choice of wine! Choose from 25 wines by the glass or 500 wines by the bottle. Are you coming by on a Monday? Then you’ll be able to drink all their opened special wines at a discount! Every Thursday and Sunday, they serve an informal mini tasting at this wine bar. For those who get hungry from all that wine, there’s an array of appetizers to order, from oysters to cheese to charcuterie. Discovered a new favourite wine? Buy a bottle (or two) for home use at the adjacent Marcel Arentz wine shop.

3. Grand Café Moenen

In March of 2020, Grand Café Moenen and Wijncafé Pinot decided to merge into one, resulting in something beautiful! Their wine glasses are always ready and polished for a next serving. Choose from several tastings, with perfectly matched appetizers and wines. Are you visiting with someone who’s not that into wines? No problem: Grand Café Moenen also carries a wide range of specialty beers. You can linger here for hours, because you can also eat lunch or dinner in the café or their outdoor seating area!

4. Nostra

Every wine lover can indulge at lunch-and-wine bar Nostra. Pretend you’re in Italy, California, France or Argentina by drinking the most flavourful wines. Want to celebrate with bubbles instead? Choose from their variety of Proseccos or the Veuve Cliquot champagne. Tip: surprise someone (or an entire group) with a high wine – enjoy two glasses of wine and delicious appetizers for €32.50 per person.

5. Ultimo

Ultimo’s Pepijn has travelled all over the world looking for inspiration for his wine bar and restaurant, and you can definitely taste it! Their wine list is very extensive and put together with love and passion. They have no qualms opening special wines for those who want to taste something unique. Would you like to know more about the wines or are you having trouble picking one? Their staff will be happy to tell you more about the special stories and flavours of the wines.

6. La Belle Excuse

Last but not least: La Belle Excuse. Pretend you’re in France for an afternoon or evening – even if you’re in eastern Nijmegen. Taste French wines, cheeses, sausages, and local products. This wine bar pours wines from six different wine regions: from Bourgogne to the Côtes du Rhône. Cheers – or as they say in France, santé!


Good food, even better drinks. You’re always welcome at GLASWERK, as long as you love the clink of plates, cutlery, and a good glass of wine!

8. Café St. Anneke

Sit down at Café St. Anneke at the end of the afternoon and choose a nice glass from their delicious list of wines.

9. atelier.

atelier: an all-day bar where the wine glasses are always half full. Their menu is extensive, so don’t be afraid to ask for advice if you need it.

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