The 91 best places to visit during a city trip in Nijmegen

For 2000 years Nijmegen has been able to attract visitors. Were they first legions of Romans, they are now students from all over the world. Not to mention hikers. Who visit the city during the busy Nijmegen Four Days Marches. Are you next to visit the city? Dive into the city centre and discover a special mix of history and progressiveness. Enjoy the beautiful location between the river landscape on the one hand and the hilly landscape on the other.

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Find relaxation in the Kronenburgerpark and see the Kronenburg Tower, St. Jacobsmolen and special historical parts of the city wall.

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Step into Vinylarchief and look around at your leisure between the records, LPs, CDs and DVDs. Every product is a wonderful addition to your collection.

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Kinderboekwinkel Nijmegen

Bookworms can indulge themselves in the world of exciting stories, games and audiobooks at Kinderboekwinkel Nijmegen.

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Project Escape

With your team of 3 to 6 people, solve the puzzles and riddles, complete all the assignments and feel the victory once you escape together!

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15 places in Nijmegen you must have seen

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Versailles Dranken Nijmegen

With no less than 1500 types of whiskies, 400 types of wines and 375 (special) beers, Versailles Drinks is the place for lovers of drinks.

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Do you choose a delicious tip cake, a salad or a sandwich? At Fresca the choice is huge and you are good for a breakfast and good lunch.

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Make My Day Women

Step into Make My Day and taste the total experience of shopping and relaxing. For both men and women, you will score unique finds here.

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Café Daen

Prachtig brown Café in a monumental building (the old Laeckenhal) on the Grote Markt of Nijmegen with extensive specialty beers menu.

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Best hotels in the center of Nijmegen

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Nationaal Fietsmuseum Velorama

Admire a large number of unique bikes in the Netherlands in this only bicycle museum. From original balance bikes to royal two-wheelers.

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Restaurant Wally

Enjoy an evening with your company at Wally. Here you will eat the most delicious burgers made with a lot of love and respect.

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Visit the Grote Markt and admire the beautiful Boterwaag that stands in the middle of the square shrouded in Renaissance shapes.

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Restaurant Ivory

Fancy an evening enjoying delicious culinary dishes, fine wines and your company? At Restaurant Ivory this is guaranteed!

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Our recommendations for a delicious lunch in Nijmegen

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The Fuzz Coffee & Tunes

At The Fuzz Coffee & Tunes you will feel right at home thanks to the cozy atmosphere, the good food and drinks and not to mention thanks to cat Bert.

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Apparthotel Oranjestaete

This characteristic hotel is a warm, atmospheric place where personal attention is important and you spend the night in a nice studio or apartment.

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Galerie Bart

Podium for young and new talent with exhibitions by ambitious artists, photographers and designers, as well as cultural events and workshops.

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Stroll around the Valkhof, see the Saint Nicholas Chapel and the Barbarossa ruin and enjoy the peace and nature.

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Petrus Canisiuskerk

After a number of devastation, including the bombing of 1944, this church now consists of a combination of neo-Gothic old buildings and new buildings.

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De Fabriek

Hidden behind large industrial gates you will find De Fabriek. Formerly a storage place for wood, now a very nice lunchroom and concept store.

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LUX Nijmegen

Filmhouse and cultural stage in the 'Poortgebouw' where there is always something to do in the field of film, theatre, music, dance and debate.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a nice walk through the Hunnerpark. You will see historical objects, parts of the old city wall and statues.

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De Kaaij

What started with a truck and fold-out bar has become De Kaaij. Relax during the summer on this cultural city beach at the Waalbrug.

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First Things First

Where animal feeders used to be, you can now drink coffee of superior quality in a nice atmosphere. Experience First Things First coffee shop.

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Behold this largest church in the city during a day trip to Nijmegen. The 13th century building is shrouded in Romanesque Gothic style.

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B&B Opoe Sientje

Experience a special overnight stay at B&B Opoe Sientje. This unique ship has 9 rooms, each with its own special decor.

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Stadsbrouwerij de Hemel

During the weekend, visit this city brewery and learn all about the process of distilling and brewing. Tasting is of course part of this.

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Learn all about the history of the Netherlands's oldest city, Nijmegen through the exhibitions in the Marienburg Chapel.

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Bistro Flores

With beautiful dishes on the menu, fine wines and a fine ambience, Bistro Flores is guaranteed to enjoy an evening of culinary.

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From hammam towels and soaps to dishes and pillows. At ANKA Kado you will find all kinds of nice, honestly produced Turkish home accessories and tasty snacks.

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Pat down at CALI, sack down and enjoy delicious homemade snacks and tasty drinks. The nice thing is that all the food is shared together.

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Silverado Westernstore

Step into Silverado Westernstore and imagine yourself in the world of cowboy boots, western hats, clothing items and many different accessories.

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Ristorante Merano

Feel at Ristorante Merano in Italian atmosphere and choose one of the delicious authentic dishes prepared with organic products.

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Museum het Valkhof

Visitors of all ages admire a mix of archaeological finds, Old and Modern art at Museum het Valkhof.

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512 Nijmegen & Bleshyou

512 Nijmegen is a unique combination of fashion, design, plants and tea. Relax in 'Our Tea Bar' and wander around among the beautiful items.

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Heydenrijck Wonen

Rural home accessories, cool furniture and special antiques. Heydenrijck Wonen has a nice assortment with attention to personal advice.

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Het Theeza(a)kje

By purchasing one of the playful tea blends you give employment to people who are away from the labour market.

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Patathuisje Piccolino

Did you get hungry during your day in town? At Patathuisje Piccolino you can enjoy delicious fries made from the best raw potatoes.

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Lino City Hotel

Let Lino pack you up and surprise you. A casual environment that marvels and invites you to relax, surrounded by special details.

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Hotel Credible

As a hotel guest you sit side by side with flex workers, late breakfasts and couples in love. The mix of people makes the experience in-Credible.

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Nostra Lunch Winebar

They have a large collection of wines that are almost all served by the glass. You are also good for lunch, high tea and high wine.

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Imagine: you see nothing at all. So how do you find your favorite pants? Or the road? At MUzieUM, you will experience this for yourself in one of the expeditions.

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Kattencafé Balthazar

The cats (naked) at Balthazar live permanently in the café. Enjoy their company over a nice cup of coffee or tea with delicious pastries.

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BEAR Lifestyle

For responsibly produced bags, wallets and belts, Bear Lifestyle is good. Here you walk out of the store with a cool copy.

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Bairro Alto

At Bairro Alto you feel the peace when you step over the threshold. In the creative decor you can eat delicious lunch dishes or choose for a picnic.

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The trendy Nibbles has a menu full of delicious snacks and tapas from the Mediterranean cuisine. Taste and share the many different dishes.

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Lange Hezelstraat

The Lange Hezelstraat in the centre of Nijmegen is the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands and always cozy and beautiful thanks to its historic buildings.

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Guesthouse Vertoef

Here you can go for a nice stay at a reasonable price. Each room has its own style, from Mediterranean to vintage and industrial.

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Hostel Barbarossa

Located in a youth hostel, this cosy hostel is 350 metres from the Grote Markt. There is also a shared kitchen, roof terrace and living room.

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Grote Markt

Sit down on one of the many terraces on the Grote Markt and see the beautiful buildings and national monuments while enjoying lunch or drinks.

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For the most beautiful hats, bags and scarves, step over the threshold at Capello. The items are from well-known and eminent designers.

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During a day in Nijmegen, stroll along the Stadhuis and see all the beautiful details of the building, such as the sculptures on the façade.

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Ochre and Red

Are you looking for a unique piece of furniture or home accessory? Ochre and Red is a shop full of surprises with colourful, honestly produced items.

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Concertgebouw de Vereeniging

In concert hall De Vereeniging with a large hall for 1450 visitors, various features of Art Nouveau and Art Deco can be found.

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Le Petit Rêve

Give your decor a new boost by entering Le Petit Rêve and snooping around the wide range of styles.

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Iike yourself in Scandinavia at the always cozy Fika and go for a nice breakfast, lunch or evening snack inspired by the Northern cuisine.

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Have a nice drink, eat some food and enjoy a beautiful view over the Waal. An area with historic buildings and numerous restaurants and cafés.

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Arsenaal 1824

Right in the center of Nijmegen you will find Arsenaal 1824, a beautiful catering company consisting of a modern hip Grand Café and atmospheric restaurant.

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Blonde Pater

They have already won many awards with their coffee, many topbarista learned the trade here and the coffee is prepared with love and passion. You can taste that!

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De Bastei

The Bastei connects city, river and nature. Learn more about the history of the river Waal and the flora and fauna of the Gelderland river region

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Chocola Belga

For artisanal chocolate products, Chocola Belga is good. And don't forget the delicious nougat, biscuits and other sweets.

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De Meesterproef

Where bags with E-numbers used to come from, nowadays De Meesterproef is where delicious, fresh dishes are prepared with passion.

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Stadsbakkerij De Bie

During a fun day in Nijmegen, make a stop at Stadsbakkerij De Bie and buy a delicious traditional sandwich or pastry for the go.



Artisan, pure and rich in taste, so you can describe lunchroom Smaakrijk. Sit down and taste a delicious, pure lunch and fresh coffee.


Sanadome Hotel & Spa

A stay includes access to the Thermal Baths. Relax in the large indoor and outdoor thermal pool, saltwater pool and enjoy a massage.

B&B Stadsoase Nijmegen

Step through the gate of this city farm and leave the crowds behind. In the well-hidden green oasis you can relax.

Kaashandel De Wit

The real cheese head can indulge at Cheese Trade de Wit where the assortment consists of a range of delicious domestic and foreign cheeses.


Blue Inspired by Manna

At Blue you have everything you need at hand. Comfort, hospitality and dynamism. And 30 innovative rooms a restaurant, lounge and bar.

Boutique Hotel Straelman

An intimate hotel with 5 rooms equipped with every comfort. The rooms exude a refined and luxurious ambience. Located on the outskirts of the center.

Bed & Breakfast Pluweel

A nice B&B situated in an old mansion near station Nijmegen. All large and spacious, a nice mix of antiques and modern and with a patio.

Bistro de Bok

Bistro de Bok is world famous in Nijmegen for their meat. What is high and is prepared with love. Taste it in a nice, cosy atmosphere.


Hotel Sleep-Inn Box 5

A beautiful boutique hotel with 4 spacious rooms and restaurant. Each room has a unique feel. Informal, cozy and small-scale.

Hotel & Hostel De Prince

Located in the heart of Nijmegen, this hotel is located in a monumental building that features a 15th-century cellar and a spa with sauna and whirlpool.

Coef Men

Are you man and looking for high-end products? Coef Men has a wonderful range of clothing, shoes and lifestyle products from beautiful brands.


Hotel Blue Nijmegen

Hospitality, comfort and dynamism are combined at Hotel Blue. The sleek decor, good service and delicious breakfast make it a top hotel.

Stadscafé Jan

Plunge down at Stadscafé Jan and drink a delicious specialty beer or enjoy delicious lunch dishes and a good cup of coffee on the beautiful terrace.


Het Blauwe Uur

This B&B is located in a monument from 1895 on the edge of the center. Two attractive, bright rooms are located in the stately building.

Ming & Mikis

With a beautiful collection full of brands from different countries, Ming & Mikis is guaranteed to score beautiful clothing items and accessories.



Inpetto-Inn offers three spacious, luxurious apartments. Available for short or long stays. The accommodation features a lovely garden and terrace.


For surprising, durable and original gifts, go to TRUE. There you will find everything in the field of fashion, accessories, living, food and books.


Strik Patisserie

At Strik Patisserie you enter the world of delicious pastries, creamy chocolates and fresh bread. Everything is top quality!


Coef Concept Store

Fashion and creativity come together at Coef Concept Store where you not only score trendy shoes and accessories, but also create a new hairstyle.


Philipse Koffie & Brocante

Looking for a nice base in Nijmegen? Philipse Koffie & Brocante is the perfect place to recover, eat and score brocante.


Hotel Nimma

Hotel and restaurant Nimma, the place where people gather to eat, have a drink or stay overnight. Also discover the lush rooftop bar.

ART Fashion

At Art Fashion you don't walk out of the store without having scored a unique, beautiful clothing item and the staff are always ready to help.



Hotel MANNA is a trendsetting hotel, restaurant and bar in one. Luxury suites, service, hospitality and design are of paramount importance here.

MUNT Saladebar

Enjoy delicious, healthy meal salads, soups, snacks and juices made with pure and organic products in the cozy lunchroom MUNT.


Parkeergarage Mariënburg

Nice centrally located car park with cheap evening rate close to the Mariënburgkapel. Perfect location to start your day out of town right away.



With enthusiasm, the staff of VVV Nijmegen informs you about everything there is to experience in the area of catering, sightseeing and shopping.


NS Station Nijmegen

This train station is located on the south-west side of the city centre. Take the exit towards the Spoorstraat and walk to the city centre in more than 5 minutes.


Evenemententerrein Waalkade

The event area where you can park is conveniently located near the Lower Town. Terrain is located on the north side of Nijmegen on the Waal.


P+R Station Nijmegen

Cheap parking can be found behind the NS station. There is almost always a place to find on the site. The city centre is a 10-minute walk away.


Parkeergarage Kelfkensbos

Large car park with cheap evening rate near the Valkhofpark on the east side of the city centre. Ideal to quickly visit the center.

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