Nijmegen city life
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, and this makes it a perfect attraction for history and culture lovers. There are many Roman ruins and monuments still standing and waiting to be admired.
You can also explore other local and international cultures at museums. We definitely recommend visiting the Bike Museum, the Afrika Museum, and the Oriental Museum. You will discover many curiosities and fascinating details about these cultures and explore their traditional houses without having to travel halfway around the world.
For people who enjoy a slower pace of life, there are numerous cafés and restaurants in the city centre. They offer a warm and cosy atmosphere and are a great choice when you want to wind down for a while. You should also explore the live music venues and see if anything catches your fancy.
Too much time spent indoor is definitely not good for you. This is why you’ll love Nijmegen even more. You can relax on the beach near the banks of River Waal or explore the green parks and natural beauty all around the city.
International atmosphere in Nijmegen
Nijmegen is a touristic attraction thanks to its rich cultural heritage. Tourists can explore numerous old monuments, castles and discover the city’s unique charm. Some of the most popular attractions are the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse four-day walking festival and the Zomerfeesten summer party.
The growing number of international students are slowly transforming Nijmegen into an intercultural region. Their liveliness, open-mind attitude and curiosity are intoxicating and create a unique vibe throughout the city.
Despite having an oceanic climate, Nijmegen is warmer than other Dutch cities, especially in the summer. However, you can still expect a lot of rain, even during the driest months. The average temperatures during winter vary between 0-4 °C, while during summer they range between 15-20 °C.