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Things to do in Nijmegen

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Nijmegen: River Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

1. Nijmegen: River Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

Take a 75 minutes cruise along the Waal River to enjoy the beautiful views over the city and the nature reserve of the Ooijpolder. Relax as you glide over the water and admire the many bridges of Nijmegen.  Then tuck into the all-you-can-eat pancake buffet and savor freshly baked plain, apple, and bacon pancakes. Top your pancakes with all sorts of delights, like cheese, ham, fruits, jams, and eggs.  Join in for a family-friendly cruise suitable for young guests, who will be delighted to play in the large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat.

From Nijmegen: E-Step Electric Scooter Guided Tour of Region

2. From Nijmegen: E-Step Electric Scooter Guided Tour of Region

Hop on an E-Step electronic scooter and experience the Netherlands's oldest city in a unique and fun way. See all the sights of Nijmegen and some of its surrounding areas as you explore the charming Dutch landscape with your guide. Immerse yourself in a landscape of polders and windmills in a relaxing and green way. Drive along small towns, along the De Waal river, and discover the old city center. Admire the green polder landscape of cheese farms, windmills, historical villages, and towns. Select a route that passes over the bridges of Nijmegen and its old town, including a visit to the towns of Lent and Bemmel. Alternatively, pick a route with more nature that passes through the Ooijpolder and has the chance to see typical small villages like Kekerdom and Leuth. Take part in a guided ride that is completely electrically powered and where all you have to do is push the button to start. Enjoy a smooth ride courtesy of the E-Step's famous huge tyes, ensuring you glide across the landscape in a relaxing way.

Nijmegen: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

3. Nijmegen: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Nijmegen, including St. Stephen's Church. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore Nijmegen whenever you wish. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast as you discover iconic sites, such as the Huis van de Nijmeegse Geschiedenis. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Nijmegen: Self-Guided E-Chopper Tour

4. Nijmegen: Self-Guided E-Chopper Tour

Take a unique tour of the Netherlands’ oldest city and discover Nijmegen on a silent, fully electric e-chopper. Start this self-guided tour in the city center and ride past St Stephen’s church to the banks of the Waal. Glide across the bridge, along the dikes in the Ooijpolder, and through nearby towns.  Collect your e-chopper in the city center and, after a brief training session, follow a GPS route on your smartphone to start the tour. Begin by passing the highlights of the old town, including the main square, the Grote Markt, and historic St Stephen’s church. To continue, choose from two routes. The first will take you over the various bridges in Nijmegen and through modern towns such as Lent and Bemmel. The second will head into nature, through the Ooijpolder park, and into small villages like Kekerdom and Leuth.

Nijmegen: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

5. Nijmegen: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

While the Gebroeders van Lymborch ruled over the medieval art world of Nijmegen like emperors, the youngest brother got into trouble. His brothers had never shared the greatest mystery of Nijmegen with him, the secret exit. Since everybody was looking for him - dead or alive - he had to look for that exit very quickly! Will you help him finding the secret exit? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the old Mariënburgchapel, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Nijmegen: Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

6. Nijmegen: Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beautiful city-center of Leeuwarden at your own pace. This self-guided audio tour will take you to all the well-known spots and undiscovered gems of Leeuwarden. The audio guide will tell you all the historical and current ins and outs of each place. Are you ready to discover the past and the present simultaneously? Nijmegen is one of the oldest cities and is full of Roman remains but has also become a very vibrant (student) city with trendy boutiques. Also, the most kilometers are walked here every year during the Nijmegen Four Days Marches. The best way to get to know this impressive city is during an audio guided tour, where the most beautiful sights are carefully listed for you. You will walk past the Waag, admire the Sint Stevens Church and wander through the Kronenburgerpark in search of the special Kruittoren. Will you go back to school at the Latin School? Or would you rather go in search of the mysterious story of Moenen? Go on a journey of discovery with your self-guided audio guide and get to know Nijmegen and its history in a unique way.

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What people are saying about Nijmegen

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Nice excursion, very good pancakes, lots of choice of toppings. Good atmosphere.