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What to see in Nijmegen?

Cities Nijmegen

What to see in Nijmegen?

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands with a rich history and plenty of fun. The history of Nijmegen goes back more than 2000 years. It is a pleasant city to visit. Do you want to know what to see in Nijmegen? Below you will find the five most beautiful sights in Nijmegen.

1. Grote or St Stevenskerk

The medieval St. Stevenskerk, also known as the Grote Kerk, is the oldest church in Nijmegen. Located on the slightly elevated Hundisberg Hill, the church appears slightly higher than its actual height of 71 metres. During the Second World War, the church suffered significant damage, but after several restorations, the church has been restored to all its splendour. Not only the imposing exterior makes an impression, but also entering the heavy church doors is definitely worth it. Once inside you can admire the 14 beautiful chandeliers from 1640, as well as the famous König organ. The church is still used for various religious services.

2. Boterwaag

The Boterwaag was established at the beginning of the seventeenth century. As the name suggests, it served as a place where butter was weighed and traded. The building was designed by Master Cornelis Janssen van Delft. The left part of the building functioned as the Meat Hall. Today it has been transformed into a catering establishment, but it also served as a police station for a while.

3. Kronenburgerpark/Kruittoren

The Kronenburgerpark can without a doubt be regarded as the most important city park in Nijmegen. This historic urban park from the nineteenth century was originally part of a stronghold, and the presence of the old defensive tower from the fifteenth century is a clear reminder of this. The Kronenburgerpark offers a picturesque landscape with rolling hills and English style elements. As you walk past ponds, fountains, a playground and even a waterfall, the winding paths follow your lead. Over the years, some adjustments have been made to the Kronenburgerpark, but the Powder Tower remains a constant factor in the park. This rampart tower has been known as the Kronenburger tower since 1426, which immediately explains the name of the park.

4. Barbarossa Ruin

The Barbarossa Ruin, also known as St Martin's Chapel, is a historical relic in the Dutch city of Nijmegen. It is part of the Valkhof, a palace that was rebuilt in 1155 by Emperor Frederik Barbarossa. The ruin consists of an apse, built of tuff, and contains elements of different architectural styles from both Roman and Carolingian times.

5. MuZIEum

MuZIEum is a museum that distinguishes itself from other museums because it has a specific mission. This unique museum strives to introduce visitors to the lives of people with visual impairments through a variety of exhibits and activities. Here you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself what it is like to move without sight or with very limited visibility. In addition, topics such as optical illusions, the cooperation between the brain and the eye, and the value of other senses are highlighted. For example, how do certain dishes taste if you can't see what you're eating?

Of course there is much more to see and do in Nijmegen. For all information, see the Esplora page about Nijmegen.

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