Next stop… Nijmegen and the Gelderland province From stunning countryside to world-class museums, not to mention bustling cities such as Arnhem and Apeldoorn, Gelderland has plenty to offer. Be sure not miss lively Nijmegen, which is the oldest city in the Netherlands and a fascinating cultural hub. TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS: GELDERSE STREKEN
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Music Meeting 3 - 5 June, Nijmegen Held annually on Pentecost weekend at the stunning Park Brakkenstein, this unmissable festival supports upcoming talent and showcases musical highlights from across the globe. www.musicmeeting.nl World Street Painting Festival 5 - 9 July, Arnhem Now in its fourth edition, a host of international street painters will head to vibrant Arnhem to decorate the city. The paintings will be made from Wednesday till Friday. On Sunday, go and admire their creations! www.worldstreetpainting.nl International Four Days Marches 18 - 21 July, Nijmegen Every year, tens of thousands of walkers from around the world head to Nijmegen to walk around the city and its magnificent wooded surroundings. This year will mark
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the prestigious four-day event’s 101st edition. www.4daagse.nl/en Ballonfiësta Barneveld 16 -19 August, Barneveld With this year marking its 35th edition, Ballonfiësta Barneveld is ranked among the best hot-air balloon festivals in the Netherlands. Expect entertainment for young and old, as well as spectacular light shows. www.ballonfiestabarneveld.nl Sonsbeek Theater Avenue 17 - 20 August, Arnhem Enjoy performances ranging from music to comedy alongside fine food, drink and sunshine in the city’s most beautiful park. What better way to celebrate summer? www.sonsbeektheateravenue.nl Planning a city break in Nijmegen? Find places to stay from page 24. Seeking inspiration for your holiday in Gelderland? Visit www.geldersestreken.nl
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