The 17 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Nijmegen

The oldest city in the Netherlands has a long history, dating back more than 2000 years and that can be seen in the beautiful historical part of the city. Around the Grote Markt you will find beautiful buildings such as the Waag, Stevenskerk and the Stadhuis. Don't forget to visit a museum so you can learn more about the city of Nijmegen. Due to its location on the south bank of the Waal, it is recommended to take a walk along the Waalkade. Around the center there are several parks such as the Kronenburgerpark, Valkhofpark and Hunnerpark where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover all your favorite spots and add them to your own city guide.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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