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Nijmegen River Cruises

About Nijmegen

Nijmegan is situated on the River Waal, which links the port city of Rotterdam with the Rhine, making it a useful and popular port for a number of Rhine river cruises, along with sailings around the waterways of the Netherlands. Situated close to the German border, it is a city surrounded by hills, dating back to the first century BC when it was a military settlement and when the surrounding hills offered good natural protection. Today, though they're better known for the excellent views that they offer across the surrounding regions than thier strategic importance.

Exploring Nijmegen

The city is the oldest in the Netherlands and as such there are a number of museums and sights dedicated to the long history of the settlement. The Valkhof Museum is the most prominent of these, with a permanent exhibit displaying various artefacts and objects dating back to the time of the original Roman village.

Many of the more interesting examples of older architecture in Nijmegan were destroyed, firstly in error during the Second World War by American forces as well as German troops and then in further decades by city planners who wanted to modernise Nijmegen in the hope of attracting more visitors. Some structures did survive however and one of the oldest of note is the Carolingian Chapel, which was built somewhere around the eighth century. Close to Nijmegan itself you'll also findĀ  the last remains of an imperial-age castle, which was mostly demolished at the end of the 18th century. A few other intricate, older buildings do exist but most have been removed or renovated, such as a street of trinket shops, which is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs. As well as the goods they contain, they are notable for the fact that they have been converted from 17th century houses and can be found close by to St Stevenskerk Church, which is an attraction in itself thanks to its beautiful interior and stunning organ.

Nijmegen is a friendly city, with a large student population and there are some great places to shop for all budgets, including markets offering traditional local items and produce. The city is famed for its Four Day March, which draws a huge amount of tourists to its streets for a 10-day festival including four days of walking 30-50km each day. Taking place in July it holds the distinction of being none other than the world's largest marching event.

Nijmegen tips

Nijmegen is a student city and as such, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a reasonably-priced place to eat. Monday is market day, so if you're in the city then, it's a great opportunity to pick up a bargain.

Nijmegen Itineraries

Mainz

Antwerp to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Boppard

Roundtrip Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Antwerp

Brussels to Strasbourg

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium to , Strasbourg
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Rudesheim

Antwerp to Strassbourg

2 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
10 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Strasbourg
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Ghent

Colours and Castles of the Rhine

3 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Strasbourg

Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River from Basel

12 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom - Antwerp to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020
9 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom - Amsterdam to Antwerp

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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Rudesheim

New Year in Holland and the Romantic Rhine

1 sailing date December 2018
5 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Strasbourg, France
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Frankfurt

Amsterdam to Frankfurt

1 sailing date August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Frankfurt
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Cochem

Frankfurt to Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2019
14 Nights From Frankfurt, Germany to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Koblenz

Amsterdam To Frankfurt

4 sailing dates May 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Frankfurt
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Hoorn

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

3 sailing dates March 2019 to April 2019
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Belgium , Antwerp
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