Discover Benelux | Culture | Discover Nijmegen
covered on all fronts. Every year the city’s Goffertpark welcomes different sorts of artists. The past years Nijmegen has welcomed Eminem, Robbie Williams, U2, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and Muse. In the near future, none other than Paul McCartney will give a concert and German metal legends Rammstein will be hopping across the border. Every year in the last weekend of May, the city hosts the International Music Meeting. But by far the city’s biggest event is the Vierdaagsefeesten in July. With over 1,000 different performances spread over 40+ locations in the city, this is a celebration of summer like no other. The festival coincides with the Walk of the World, a four-day marching event with a military history, during which tens of thousands of brave walking enthusiasts take on daily marches of 30, 40 or 50 kilometres. What better way to see the city and feel the solidarity that reverberates among marchers?
Photo: Lennard Heijer
Nights to remember With so much to see and do, it’s certainly worth staying in Nijmegen for a weekend or longer. Luckily, the city likes to welcome travellers in style, with accommodation available at various price points and in every imaginable form. Whether you’re after a straightforward business hotel, a luxurious spa experience or a B&B with a personal touch, you’ll find all you need thanks to the city’s practical Dutch hospitality. Nijmegen also has plenty to offer on the culinary front, from casual brasseries to top-end restaurants, cosy summer terraces and lots of excellent local produce. And if you’re after the very best pancakes in the Netherlands, you’re in the right place! More inclined towards a five o’clock pick-me-up? There’s local beers to be sampled, and the neighbouring village of Groesbeek is home to the largest vineyard in the country. In short: you’re unlikely to go hungry or thirsty during your stay. Visit www.visitnijmegen.com for practical information about your visit and accommodation. For information about Walk of the Town and upcoming events, visit www.intonijmegen.com.
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