Nijmegen 

Nijmegen located near the German border on the east of Netherlands celebrated its 2000th year in existence in 2005.

Sample a huge variety of food and drink from seafood, tapas, a pancake boat, Turkish, French, Indian, American cuisine and more! After a memorable meal, take in the wonderful sights with a relaxing stroll down the River Waal.

Monuments of Nijmegen's rich history remain after the Second World War; with the town now used for battlefield tours from tourists wanting to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

Visit Nijmegen with DFDS Seaways on a hotel break, or with your car or your choice of vehicle on a ferry crossing to Amsterdam from Newcastle.


Nijmegen Battlefields

De Waagh NijmegenThe oldest city in Netherlands, the history of this city stretches back to the Roman era - used at the time for the strategic value and access to the river Waal.

It became the first city to be invaded by Germany in 1940 and was subjected to heavy bombing from American planes later in 1944 with several remains still visible today.

The Valkhof museum holds displays, artifacts and exhibitions of Nijmegen's rich history open to the public to view. Only few traditional buildings remain. however there are other noteworthy sitings to visit including the Grote Market, Bicycle Museum, the Belvedere observation point and St. Stevenskerk courtyard.


Things to do and see in Nijmegen, Holland

Waalbrug Nijmegen

There are many tourist spots to visit such as the Jan Van Hoof Statue, Hunnerpark Time Capsule, the Belvedere Observation Point and the Waalbrug (Waal Bridge).

Bicycle Museum

The National Bicycle Museum first opened in 1981 contains a huge selection of bicycles from when they were first invented. With over 250 bicycles, see a wide range of designs from the walking bike to th bicycles we know today.

Valkhof Museum

Contains major collections of Nijmegen's history in Roman antiquities, art in which it was once famous for and art & archaeology designed by the renowned architect Ben van Berkel.

Grote Market

Also known as the Great Market, stroll around this Dutch Market for a variety of goods as well as a great view of the church, Waag and old weigh house.

Liberation Museum

Takes you back to the 1940s where freedom, democracy and human rights is demonstrated throughout. This is a place to learn about the extent or pre and post war offering a complete insight into the past.

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