Nijmegen is a city in the Netherlands located in the eastern part of the country. The city is located very close to the border with Germany and belongs to the province of Helderland.
Nijmegen is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated 2000 years of existence in 2005. Due to its excellent location among the hills and forests of the area and its proximity to the river Waal, the Romans considered the location ideal to establish a military installation. In this way Nijmegen became a fortress city, while the river served as a transit route for troops and goods. Merchants, hoteliers and other citizens soon settled there. The original settlement soon grew into a town of 5,000 inhabitants.
Nijmegen is famous for the International Four-Day Walks (Vierdaagse), which start on the third Tuesday of July and are walks of 30-50 km per day, accompanied by events that have been the most visited in the Netherlands for the past few years.Nijmegen is also a university city with a large student population.
Access : Coordinates: 51.8475, 5.8625 / Nijmegen located in the eastern part of the country. The city is located very close to the border with Germany and belongs to the province of Helderland.
- From May 19, 2016, Nijmegen was voted the best Dutch cycling city for two years (Fietsstad 2016).Nijmegen also hosted the Velo City international cycling conference with Arnhem in 2017. The city is connected to the Via Romana long-distance cycle path, which runs from Xanten to here.
- Nijmegen is part of the Rhine-Waal Euroregion created in 1973, and straddles Germany and the Netherlands
- Nijmegen became part of the Hanseatic League in 1364.
- Nijmegen hosts a major annual women’s race, the Marikenloop, named after the main character of a local legend, Mariken of Nijmegen.
- Nijmegen Cycle Route – Exploring the head of the Rhine Delta. Distance: 46 or 34 km.
- Top sights in Nijmegen : Museum of Africa (African Art and Culture)Open Bible Museum (Ancient Near Eastern Buildings) Valkhof Museum (Roman and medieval history and modern art) Velorama (wheel museum) / St. Stevenskerk ,On the hill called Hundisburg, St. Stevenskerk was erected in the 13th century, originally a Romanesque church / The Valkhof chapel, built around 1030, is one of the oldest intact buildings. / The Mariënburg chapel / Sint-Jacobskapel. In a small square on Papengas, at Glashuis 4, stands the small chapel. / Church of St. Anthony / Bisschop Hamerhuis / Petruskerk, Schependomlaan 85 / white church. There is a small white church at Dorpsstraat 112 in the Neerbosch district. / The synagogue and the school of the Jewish community stand side by side on the north side of Nonnenstraat / Huis Oosterhout. The origins of the House of Oosterhout date back to the 14th century, when the Lords of Bronckhorst founded the Notensteyn Castle here / Kasteel Wijchen (Kasteel van Wijchen), Kasteellaan 9 wikipediacommons. With its many towers and spiers, Wijchen Castle has something fairytale about it. The museum on the upper floor deals with modern art and archaeology./ Kasteel Doornenburg / the town hall (16th century) / Kerkboog (church arch), Sint Stevenskerkhof 58. / The Kronenburger tower.
Go next : Arnhem , the capital of the Dutch province Gelderland / Hoge Veluwe National Park , a national park in the Gelderland province of the Netherlands.