Tourist Information Nijmegen
Nijmegen is situated in the east of Holland, near the German border and has approximately 174,000 inhabitants. It has hilly surroundings and beautiful forests.
The city, with lots of shops, cafes, old buildings and some middle age ruins is well worth visiting. In fact the Romans built one of their settlements out here on the hill and called it Noviomagus.
The University of Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Renowned for its green campus, modern buildings, and state-of-the-art equipment, it has eight faculties and enrols over 13,000 students in 60 study programmes.
Nijmegen is well known for it’s ‘Vierdaagse’, a four day walking march in the month of July each year, with some 47,000 participants. More Vierdaagse information.
If you are planning to visit Nijmegen, we wish you an enjoyable stay and hope that this website can be of service to you, to help you find the things you need.
Museum Het Valkhof
Kelfkensbos 59,6511 TB Nijmegen
Telephone 024 – 360 8805
More info: www.museumhetvalkhof.nl
|Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen – art and archaeology
The museum is situated in the town’s centre, at the edge of the historic Valkhofpark. This was once the site of a Roman encampment. Emperor Charlemagne later built a fortress on this site.
Today it is an exciting modern location for art and culture designed by the Dutch architect Ben van Berkel. An imposing flight of stairs leads to the exhibition floor with its light, airy spaces. The museum exhibition areas are totalling appr. 2700 m2 and house a large and important collection of Roman artefacts, plus an unusual display of modern art and older works telling visitors all about the city’s dynamic and eventful history. Once Nijmegen was the most important Roman town and military base in the Netherlands. Roman artefacts form one of the core elements in the presentations.
|The Afrika Museum
Visiting the Afrika Museum is a unique experience. The museum discloses traditional and contemporary African art, and building and housing in Africa and African societies. The museum’s inspiring presentations and special activities allow a wide range of visitors to get acquainted with the wealth of Africa’s various cultures.
The architectural theme is extended to the outdoor museum where the public can visit African villages and compounds. You can stroll through a Ghanaian compound, discover a Dogon village from Mali, visit the Baka pygmies’ mongulus from Cameroun, and cross the bridge to the pile dwellings from Benin. A Lesotho compound represents the south of Africa. The genuine African atmosphere is completed by the grazing cattle, the vegetable plots, and the houses’ decorations.
6564 BL Heilig Landstichting/ Nijmegen
Tel. 024 – 382 3110
More info: www.museumparkorientalis.nl
Museum Park Orientalis presents a contemporary view of the three religions that played a decisive role in establishing the identity of present day Europe: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Orientalis demonstrates that there is more to these three than the obvious areas of tension between them: their common origin, shared history and related traditions, stories and rituals. Museum Park Orientalis concentrates on the big questions of the moment, stimulating and inspiring its visitors.- Museum Park Orientalis has an indoors museum where there’s a range of ‘villages’ and streets, with presentations and art which bring the worlds of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to life. It’s where young and old come to enjoy the outdoors, unique architecture and pleasant restaurants. Recreation and education go hand in hand at Museum Park Orientalis.
|The Freedom Museum
From history came a modern museum, situated between hills and woods and located in one of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands, 10 kilometers south-east of Nijmegen. History is brought back to life again at the Freedom Museum. In the museum, visitors live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war. By using smells, interactive presentations, dioramas, models, original films and sound fragments, the liberation is depicted captivatingly.
The museum shows both young and old the current value and importance of democracy, freedom and human rights.
VVV Tourist Office
Keizer Karelplein 32h, 6511 NH Nijmegen.
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