Day out at the beach: Nijmegen or Scheveningen?

On a beautiful, sunny day in the Netherlands, lots of people like to go to the beach at Scheveningen. When it comes to a day out at the beach, it’s one of the best known attractions in the Netherlands. But people are often disappointed. You get stuck in…

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Nijmegen – old city, young vibe!

Nijmegen is an old city with a great young vibe. Thousands of students live here and a lot of them stick around after graduating, which gives the place a really modern feel. Nijmegen also has kilometres of beach along the River Waal, which runs through the heart of…

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The morning after

You know that feeling. You’ve been to an amazing party, you wake up with a hangover and Monday is looming once again. Ouch. That’s the feeling you get after Nijmegen’s Four Days Marches, or at least minus the hangover for me. On Saturday, I cycled into town. I…

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‘Vierdaagsefeesten’ in our Summer Capital!

From Saturday 15 July to Friday 21 July, the ‘Vierdaagsefeesten’, the biggest free multi-day open air festival of Europe, will take place in Nijmegen, the Summer Capital of Holland! Throughout the week we’ll provide you with tips, things to do and places to visit so you can enjoy Nijmegen…

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Nijmegen: the new Amsterdam

Amsterdam: the best capital in the world. Why, I hear you say? Because it’s the only capital city that you can cycle around in under four hours. You’ve got all the nice things a capital has to offer crammed into a small city, which is just perfect. Not…

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The Wondrous World of Down The Rabbit Hole

Where you might find yourself waited on by a famous artist as you enjoy a gourmet meal, where you can build your own raft to go out and explore the lake, and where you can give in to an impulse to join a theatrical performance. In other words,…

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Beaver safaris in the Millingerwaard

Africa is usually the first place that springs to mind when you think of going on safari. But you don’t need to travel all that way anymore – you can now go on safari in Nijmegen too! Go on a trip organised by nature management organisation Staatsbosbeheer and…

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Nijmegen – (m)eine Traumstadt!

Oft werde ich gefragt, warum ich diese Stadt so liebe. Warum ich hier wohnen bleiben möchte, anstatt in das nahegelegene Kleve zu ziehen, wo ich mir für das gleiche Geld, das ich nun für mein WG-Zimmer bezahle, eine eigene Wohnung leisten könnte. Warum also bleibe ich lieber in…

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Havana on the Waal

Nijmegen is often dubbed ‘Havana on the Waal’ and since my visit to Cuba last year, I’ve often thought about this pseudonym. Of course, Nijmegen’s nickname is a political one, based on the population’s socialist leanings, which make this city a permanent red dot on the map. I’ve…

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Barney’s summer

Don’t you just love the beginning of summer? Your daydreams are full of things yet to come and there are so many memories waiting to be made. Nijmegen, Summer Capital of Holland, is the perfect place to start your summer. Our brand new island in the middle of…

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