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Nijmegen city trip

Discover the city along the Waal

To be honest, we were a bit disapointed when we stepped out of the train. Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands and has an interesting history which goes back to ancient times when Ulpia Noviomagus Batavorum was a fortress at the south border of the Roman empire. But in 1944, almost at the end of World War II, the historical city center has been destroyed by mistake during Operation Market Garden. However, once you leave the railway area, the center of Nijmegen is actually quite nice.

Nijmegen Grote Markt
Grand Place Nijmegen

Nijmegen centrum

Grand place (Grote Markt)

In contrast to the train station area, the city center of Nijmegen is cosy and full of narrow streets with shops, restaurants and terraces all leading to the historical Grand Place. In the streets that lead to the Waal river you will notice the difference in height. The difference is created by the glaciers in the last ice age that ended here. The differences were even bigger, but parts have been leveled when the rubble piles from the war were cleared.

Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen
The famous Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen

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Nijmegen city trip

Postal code and city: 6500  Nijmegen
Province: Gelderland

Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route



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