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Located in the province of Gelderland, on the River Waal near the German border, the Netherlands city of Nijmegen is the nation’s most ancient, being over 2000 years old. The city itself has a population of around 187,000 and is part of the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area, which is home to over 736,000 people. A university city which numbers 13,000 students among its populace, its bijou Medieval centre blends with cool cafes, chic bars, fascinating museums and serpentine streets that snake from the ancient upper town to its 16th Century lower town bordering the river.
A laid-back location which is a tourist magnet in summers thanks to the Zomerfeesten music festival and an annual four-day hiking festival, it’s also a great base for striking out into the neighbouring terrain by car. If you book off-season, car hire prices for an economy model like a Toyota Yaris start at €62.44 a day in Nijmegen, a nippy Vauxhall Corsa is €72.46 per day and a roomy seven-seater Renault Grand Scenic is €87.13 per day. Working with reliable Nijmegen car rental partners like Europcar, you can choose your perfect vehicle from Enjoy Travel in a couple of clicks, collect it on arrival and hit the road ̶ simple!
Guide to Nijmegen
Around an hour and a half’s drive from Amsterdam, Nijmegen is another Dutch city which was heavily damaged by bombing during World War II ̶ because of its close proximity to the German border, it was mistakenly attacked by Allied forces. However, lots of the medieval squares and streets were painstakingly rebuilt, there are plenty of charming cafes and restaurants and if you want a pleasant stroll in the sunshine, the atmospheric riverfront is a stone’s throw away.
Things to do in Nijmegen
If you’re a culture vulture, you can catch a highbrow Indy flick at art house cinema LUX, or explore the Honig complex, an upcycled soup factory on the city limits packed with hip craft breweries, restaurants, galleries and craft emporiums. Alternatively, there are some lovely riverside beaches created by the Room for the River project, which redirected the River Waal to protect the city from its rising water levels.
Eating out in Nijmegen
Foodies are spoiled for choice in Nijmegen ̶ you can enjoy Mediterranean salads, fruit bowls and veggie fare in terrace cafes, tuck into a traditional high tea in a comfy bistro, sample French haute cuisine or even gorge yourself on American-style sizzling steaks and ribs. Whether you want a quick snack or a five course feast, there’s plenty to tantalise your tastebuds in this ancient Dutch city.
Transport in Nijmegen
The nearest airport to Nijmegen is actually Dusseldorf Weeze in Germany (NRN), which is 55km away, while Eindhoven (EIN) is a little further away at 71km.
You can reach Nijmegen by train and the public transport system is reasonably reliable, with buses and taxis making it easy to navigate the city when you don’t want to drive.
You drive on the right of the road in Nijmegenand the two main traffic plazas are Keizer Karelplein and Takenhofplein.
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