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About the city of Nijmegen

Old city, young vibe

Despite being the oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen remains young at heart. Nijmegen is known for its cultural events, festivals, music venues and arthouse cinemas. It is an ever-vibrant city, both during the day and at night. You can endlessly wander the large city parks and winding streets without getting bored.

Between the historic buildings and the many cafes, pubs and shops, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Perhaps you would rather walk along the Waal River or cycle across it. You may want to head to the city beaches, the Ooijpolder, or Germany. Whichever way you go, Nijmegen will only get greener! The city was even named the European Green Capital in 2018.