Top things to do in Nijmegen

Top Choice International in Nijmegen

Fresca

With a pretty terrace overlooking a tree-shaded square and an all-day menu bursting with fresh homemade salads, super-food bowls and imaginative cakes, Fresca attracts a savvy local crowd. Bread is organic with a gl…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Nijmegen

Demain

Famed far and wide for its expertly shaken craft cocktails, Demain (French for 'tomorrow') is a fantastic spot to begin or end an evening out. It has a buzzing pavement terrace on Nijmegen's oldest shopping street, …
Top Choice Dutch in Nijmegen

De Hemel

This youthful bistro, at home in the historic Commanderie van St Jan, cooks up all-day food, including a stylish high tea, shared dinner plates and tempting between-meal snacks to accompany the 12 home-brewed beers …
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Nijmegen

Honigcomplex

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 the…
Top Choice Cultural in Nijmegen

De Vierdaagse

Nijmegen's big event is the annual four-day, 120km- to 200km-long hike, around since 1909. Thousands walk a minimum of 30km a day. Routes vary according to gender and age. Completing the walk is considered a nationa…
Top Choice Museum 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 machines. I…
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 Waagh –…
Craft Beer in Nijmegen

Brouwerij De Hemel

This tiny craft brewery can do no wrong: its location in the basement of the historic Commanderie van St Jan lends it bags of vintage vibe, and its weekend tastings are informative and accompanied by a brewery tour.…
Museum in Nijmegen

muZIEum

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. English-language…
Park in Nijmegen

Valkhofpark

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 (see…