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Discover Nijmegen, one of the oldest cities in Holland, and enjoy bustling shopping streets, plenty of restaurants, and of course an outpouring of culture.

  • Visit Nijmegen and discover the traces of the old Romans
  • Go on a shopping spree in Holland’s oldest shopping street.
  • Take a bicycle ride through the beautiful riverine landscape surrounding Nijmegen.

Roman history

Visit Nijmegen and imagine yourself travelling back to the past of the oldest city in our country. Stand on the Valkhof, where once the Romans looked out over the Waal river and the land of the Batavians. History is not forgotten in this city but rather treasured in beautiful historic buildings, parks and museums. The Rijk van Nijmegen shows you the most beautiful natural landscapes that Holland has to offer. On the one hand, the riverine landscape between the Meuse and the Waal rivers, on the other, the fascinating hill country.

Great shopping in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a shopping city with a broad range of shops. The most unique and special shops can be found in the typically Nijmegen streets, which have an attractive look. Why not stroll through the oldest shopping street in Holland, the  Lange Hezelstraat? After shopping, enjoy a drink at one of the countless terraces or have lunch or dinner at a welcoming restaurant. Did you know that Nijmegen has the highest terrace density in Holland? You could also put in a bet at Holland Casino Nijmegen.

Four Days Marches and the parties

Nijmegen and its surroundings are known as the perfect landscape for hiking, cycling, and running. The ‘Vierdaagse’ or Four Days March is the absolute annual highlight. The world’s biggest hiking event draws hikers from around the world every year. And the ‘Vierdaagsefeesten Nijmegen’, the Four Days March Parties, which are held at the same time, draw more than one million visitors who enjoy the countless concerts on dozens of stages throughout the city.

Attractions in Nijmegen

You can combine a visit to Nijmegen with one of many attractions year round. 
Museum Het Valkhof displays the best of Roman Holland, a colourful collection of modern art and a truly wonderful collection of old art. Sanadome boasts fantastic spa and hot bath facilities for a relaxing day. Experience freedom at the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 on the Liberation Route  or stroll through an African village at the Africa Museum. And in Museumpark Orientalis, you will travel through the world of the three Sacred Books. Feel, taste, smell and listen to daily life through the eyes of a visually handicapped person at the muZIEum. Here you will learn all about the history of being blind.

To discover nearby

If you want to get out of the city for a while, the Gelderse Poort is a beautiful riverine landscape full of unique plants, trees and animals. This is a great place for cycling and walking. You can also go on one of several fantastic cycling tours in the area that allow you to explore the beautiful landscapes and culture. Other beautiful cities nearby are Wageningen and Doetinchem.


Whether you like a low budget place to stay, a romantic hideaway or a boutique hotel, in the city centre or on the outskirts of the city, Nijmegen has a great hotel to offer for every preference and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect hotel here!

Accessibility and parking in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a little over an hour by car from the capital of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If you travel by car, make sure to check where you are allowed to park your car.

Editors’ tip:

Not far from Nijmegen you will find the wonderful, pleasure loving city of Den Bosch, which boasts countless shops and great restaurants.


A much-loved town in the South ever since the Roman era.