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. Around the year 100, the city received market rights as Ulpia Noviomagus Batavorum. In 1230 Nijmegen became a free imperial city and in 1402 Hanseatic city. Since the arrival of Radboud University in 1923, it has also been a university town.