Situated close to the German border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of the River Waal, a branch of the Rhine. The city dates back from Roman times when it was still known for Noviomagus or New Market. Today, it has over 161,000 inhabitants and is considered as a safe and friendly place.

Whether the reason for your stay in Nijmegen is to study or work, there is a lot more to the city than just the university. Nijmegen offers a wide range of social and cultural activities to spend and enjoy your spare time. It is up-to you rather prefer to go on shopping trip, a museum or a movie – everything is possible in the Dutch city. The Tourist Information Office will not only provide you with a list of shopping areas, museums and cinemas, it can also help you to gain more knowledge about the history of Nijmegen.

Above all students appreciate the green surroundings as well as the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment.

Nijmegen has four train stations: Nijmegen, Nijmegen Dukenburg, Nijmegen Heyendaal (closest to the university) and Nijmegen Lent. The central station is connected to the national Intercity network. The bus company Breng (a subsidiary of Connexxion) operates the city buses in the Arnhem-Nijmegen metropolitan area. Like most Dutch cities, bicycles are an important mode of transport.

Additionally it is very easy to travel from the UK to Nijmegen. There are direct connections to Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted .


Universities in Nijmegen

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