It was a warm day in April when I visited Nijmegen for the first time. The city to be small and cosy, and it had a relaxed vibe that I find rather lacking in the Randstad. I stayed for half a day, exploring both the city centre and the areas farther off.
Below are some of the scenes I saw. There is a long bridge leading to Nijmegen central station with a footpath running alongside, and this bridge will feature in quite a few of the images in this post. Now that I look at the photos again, though, the bulk of them are about the bridge.
I didn’t make too many photos of the city centre, unfortunately. Unlike Utrecht’s, Nijmegen’s centre is long in shape. There was a weekend market going on with all manner of the usual Dutch weekend market wares being sold (e.g. cheeses, fish, breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing, nuts and dried fruit etc). That was it, really.
And now, enjoy the images.
This is the name of a bridge meant for pedestrians and bicycles. It runs alongside the bridge that trains use and that spans the Waal river. To get from the bridge’s starting point (not far from Nijmegen station) to the other side of the Waal is a nice walk. Not so nice when it’s windy and raining, however.