"Noviomagus" Top 5 Page for this destination Nijmegen by pieter_jan_v

Nijmegen Travel Guide: 423 reviews and 775 photos

History & Websites

Nijmegen was founded by the Romans who called this place Noviomagus, meaning new market. In the days of Charlemagne, the city was called Numaga; later on this became Nieumeghen or Nimmegen.

Nijmegen is known for the Vierdaagse, a 4 day international walking event.

Nijmegen websites:
Nijmegen Online
Nijmegen Links
City Council Nijmegen
Nijmegen history

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Monuments, shops and the river
  • Cons:Hilly (no high heels, ladies)
  • In a nutshell:Good for a nice day out
  • Last visit to Nijmegen: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Hi Pieter, yesterday I went to Weeze Airport to pick someone up and I saw an advert for Nijmegen, so decided to check it out on VT :-) It looks really nice, especially the river! The restaurant in the old tower looks interesting, too!

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Nov 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Mirjam. Visiting Nijmegen is a good idea. It's one of the oldest cities of the Netherelands from the time of the Romans. My daughter has studied here, so I know the city from that time. I also can recommend Arnhem; a bit more to the North. PJ

  • RoscoeGregg's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Pieter, Thanks for the good advice. Randy

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Interesting page Pieter...When I manage to get to Netherlands I'm sure that Nijmegen will be on my list of stopovers..GREAT photos!!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2006 at 12:11 AM

    Someone told me this is a nice town to hang-out so I am really looking forward to it in November. :-) Great page.


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