Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands, celebrating its 2000th year in 2005. It's the largest city in Gelderland, and in the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area and is well-known for its left-wing politics, and its large student population.
Nijmegen boasts its own World War II history that is evident in many of the sights and museums in the town. The town's highlights include a 16th century Town Hall, the lovely St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Valkhof Museum which has a permanent display of the history of Nijmegen, including artifacts from the Roman era. Valkhof hill downtown also features a Carolingian chapel (eight, ninth century AD) and a small remainder of an imperial castle that was demolished in 1798.
Things to See & Do
* Valkhof Museum
* Valkhof hill downtown
* Carolingian chapel
* Grote Markt (Great Market)
* St. Stevenskerk courtyard
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Population – 164,275 approx
Land Area - 53.59 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Port Location – The port at Nijmegen is located on the Waal river.
Travel Links – Nijmegen can be accessed via plane from Airport Weeze (45km), Eindhoven Airport (60km), Flughafen Dusseldorf (110km) and Amsterdam-Schiphol airport (135km).
Nijmegen has four train stations: Nijmegen, Nijmegen Dukenburg, Nijmegen Heyendaal and Nijmegen Lent. The central station is connected to the national Intercity network. The Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NS) serve Nijmegen from all parts of the Netherlands non-stop.
The bus company Breng (a subsidiary of Connexxion) operates the city buses in the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area.