If you want to help spread the word about our city, please email us at info@summercapital.nl.

A summer capital is the place to be during the summer. Several countries have or have had an official summer capital, like Shimla in British India, and there are plenty of unofficial ones too: Palanga in Lithuania, Pärnu in Estonia, Sochi in Russia, Cannes in France and Kragerø in Norway. In the 19th century, Baden Baden in Germany was the summer capital of Europe for artists and around 1900, Nijmegen was the summer capital for tourists from the rest of the Netherlands.

Nijmegen might be the Netherlands’ best kept secret. It has a rich history of events, some organised by the creative young people of the city. For example, it has over 180 dance music events! And that’s not all – there are also many other activities in the city and the region.

Nijmegen Summer Capital is organised by an NGO (non-governmental organisation), which collects all sorts of information about the city so that you can get exploring. Our small, young team hand-picks cultural and non-cultural events as well as things to do and see in the city and the region. We look at all the events, activities and sights on offer and choose the ones that we think you’ll like.

Board members
Doeko Pinxt
Edwin Niemantsverdriet
Wouter van Balveren
Erik de Gans
Ellis Moesker

Social media manager
Bjorn Teeuwen

Project manager
Rosalie Thomassen

Sophie Luderer (Instagram profile)
Karsten Russ (Instagram profile)
Bart Kouwenberg (Instagram profile)

Thanks to the kind support of HHCE, our website contains decent English texts!

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