Tourist information

Welcome to Nijmegen

Nijmegen cityThe oldest city in the Netherlands! Situated on the River Waal, Nijmegen dates back to Roman times and has a rich cultural heritage. Today, Nijmegen is a lively university city with a cosmopolitan feel, not least thanks to its sizeable population of international students and expats. So there’s certainly no shortage of opportunities for shopping, eating out, culture or nightlife here in Nijmegen!

Nijmegen, Summer Capital of Holland

Nijmegen is one of the largest student cities in the Netherlands. With 40,000 national and international students, there’s always a party going on somewhere. As in the rest of the Netherlands, most people speak English. If you want to join us, please do so! You can stay at a campsite in the area, a hostel in the city centre or enjoy a more luxurious stay at one of the many hotels. Anything is possible for anyone, from backpackers to young travellers and explorers from the Netherlands, Europe, and the rest of the world! This amazing city will not disappoint you! Check out for tips and more.

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Markt NijmegenNijmegen’s annual calendar is literally bursting with events and special activities. There’s something happening in the city almost every single day, including festivals or outdoor events every weekend in the summer. This website provides an overview of the biggest events throughout the year. Although most of the listings are in Dutch, the photos, times and dates speak for themselves. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


Whether you prefer to stay the night at a well-known hotel chain or a more small-and-friendly experience at a local Bed & Breakfast, there are plenty of accommodation options in the centre of Nijmegen. Choose from a wide range of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in the city.


koopavond-centrum-nijmegenNijmegen has a wide diversity of shops, ranging from leading national and international chain stores – such as H&M, Zara, Hema and Blokker – to small, independent boutiques and specialist stores.


Nijmegen city centre has a very varied offering of food and drink, with something to suit all tastes and all budgets. From restaurants with edgy and innovative menus to ones with great views or top-class service, Nijmegen has it all. So whether you’re looking for a restaurant, a bistro bar or a pub, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Nijmegen. Choose from a wide range of cafés, restaurants, bars and other types of food outlets for breakfast, lunch, evening meal or just a drink or a snack in the centre of Nijmegen.


If you’re looking for a good night out, then you’ve certainly come to the right city! The centre of Nijmegen has countless cafés, bars and nightclubs, making it the ideal place to enjoy a few drinks with friends or a night out on the tiles. If you fancy catching a movie, the city has several cinemas, ranging from art house cinemas to multiplexes. Or why not try your luck at the casino?

Theatres & museums

The city of Nijmegen has several interesting and unique museums showcasing various aspects of its cultural heritage. Besides that, it has a very diverse offering of venues for live performances of theatre, music and other cultural workshops and activities.

More about Nijmegen

For more information about life in Nijmegen, see the local authority’s website: . Or download a handy map and an app from