Top ChoiceCultural Centre in Nijmegen


No address reflects the city's youthful zest more than this soup factory-turned-entrepreneurial hub, 1.5km west of Grote Markt by the river. Until 2022 the gargantuan industrial space is open to creatives. Among...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Nijmegen

Nationaal Fietsmuseum Velorama

Down by the riverfront is this museum with more than 250 bicycles: everything from 19th-century wooden contraptions and hand-propelled bikes to an entire room devoted to penny farthings, plus more modern...

Square in Nijmegen

Grote Markt

Thankfully, Nijmegen's sweeping market square was among the few parts of the old town to survive WWII. Open-air markets are still held here each week on Saturday and Monday, while ornate Dutch Renaissance De...

Museum in Nijmegen


On one of Nijmegen's main shopping streets, ride the escalator up to this unusual museum where visitors can experience what it is like (or as close as, at any rate) to be blind or partially sighted....

Church in Nijmegen

Sint Stevenskerk

From Grote Markt duck beneath the ornate Gothic Kerkboog (1542; Church Arch) – originally with cattle grid and pit beneath to prevent pigs from the market place escaping into the churchyard – to uncover this...

Park in Nijmegen


Perched in a commanding position over the Waal River, the Valkhof is a lovely park and the site of a ruined palace begun by Charlemagne in the 8th century and continued by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa from 1155...

Historic Building in Nijmegen

De Waagh

Built in 1612 in a Dutch Renaissance style, the ornate red-brick weigh house takes pride of place on Grote Markt. It was here that merchants and traders drove in with their wagons to have their wares weighed and...

Museum in Nijmegen

Museum het Valkhof

Changing temporary exhibitions form a substantial part of this regional history museum, at home in a striking glass shoebox-style building by Valkhof Park. Among the museum's rich collection of first-rate Roman...

Historic Building in Nijmegen

Latijnse School

An oft-overlooked gem, the Latin School stands beside Sint Stevenskerk. A fine example of Renaissance architecture dating to 1545 with sculpted figures of the 12 apostles on the facade, it somehow emerged intact...

Historic Building in Nijmegen

Town Hall

Just east of Grote Markt, the town hall is a much-restored fairy tale in stone that dates to the 16th century. Rich and ornate, wooden carvings ornament its entrance. The octagonal turret with onion dome actually...

Church in Nijmegen

Mariënburg Chapel

Dating from the 15th century, this former Catholic convent miraculously survived the bombings of WWII intact. Temporary exhibitions focusing on city history fill its cavernous interior today.