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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 find  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

Ghent

Grand Tulip Cruise Of Holland & Belgium

3 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4249pp
Rudesheim

New Year in Holland & the Romantic Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
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Antwerp

15 Day Western Front Explorer

2 sailing dates March 2020 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Amsterdam, Holland
APT Cruising logo FROM £2599pp
Amsterdam

Antwerp to Vienna

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

Picturesque Holland & Magnificent Valley

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

Brussels to Strasbourg

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Brussels, Belgium to , Strasbourg, France
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1439pp
Amsterdam

Antwerp to Strassbourg

1 sailing date October 2019
10 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Strasbourg, France
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Rotterdam

Colours and Castles of the Rhine

2 sailing dates August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Germany , Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £2199pp
Mainz

Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River from Basel

6 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland

Includes direct flights and private overseas transfers

CroisiEurope logo FROM £1859pp
Nijmegen

Holland & Belgium in Bloom - Antwerp to Amsterdam

15 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
9 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to , Amsterdam, Holland
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2595pp
Amsterdam

Holland & Belgium in Bloom - Amsterdam to Antwerp

15 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Belgium , Antwerp
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2595pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Frankfurt

1 sailing date August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Frankfurt
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Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2019
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Amsterdam, Holland
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Cochem

Amsterdam To Frankfurt

2 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Frankfurt
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Nijmegen

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Antwerp

1 sailing date March 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Belgium , Antwerp
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