Nijmegen is a Dutch city in the province of Gelderland. Nijmegen is also the oldest city in the Netherlands and has a magnificent river landscape, positioned between three large rivers, The Rhine, Meuse, and Waal. The city has a lot to offer with historical sites, museums, and the many outdoor cafés that will make your visit worthwhile.
Transportation in the city
To travel within the city, you can also use the OV-Chipkaart. You can purchase this card from a ticket machine at railway stations but also in a large number of supermarkets in the Netherlands. It is also possible to buy a more expensive single-use day ticket from the ticket machines at the railway stations. Reminder: Before you get on the train or bus you just have to hold your card against one of the card-readers, and when leaving, you need to check out again.
You can also explore the city by bike. There will be bikes available at the hotel. There are many biking routes across Nijmegen, so hop on your bike and enjoy nature, travel along the water, and find your way through the vineyards.
Fun Activities in Nijmegen
Nijmegen offers a large number of fun activities and places to visit. Located in the centre of Nijmegen is de ‘Grote Markt’, not far from the river Waal. This is the perfect central point to explore the city and enjoy the local atmosphere. One of the most beautiful buildings in Nijmegen, De Waagh, takes prime place in the Grote Markt. The restaurant inside offers a wide range of quality dishes.
For a life-changing and humbling experience, you should visit MuZIEum. It offers a chance to gain a new understanding and perspective on life and see what a life without sight is like. You will be blindfolded and undertake a series of challenges without sight.
In case of an emergency, you can dial the emergency number 112. They will ask you whether you need the police, fire department, or an ambulance.
In case there is no emergency, but you want to talk to the police, dial 0900-8844. Using a non-dutch phone, this would be 0031 343 57 8844.
In case of urgent medical issues, you can turn to two different hospitals: the Radboud UMC, Geert Grooteplein 10 (phone number 024 361 4187 or using non-dutch phone 0031 24 361 3799), or the Canisius Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis located on the Weg door Jonkerbos 100 in Nijmegen (phone number 024 3365 7675 or using non-dutch phone 00031 24 365 7657).