Discover Nijmegen - Free Walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Registered on December 18, 2019

My name is Jordi and for a few years I have lived in the Netherlands, where I work as a guide. In these years I have traveled in every corner of this country, and now I am dedicated to show the beauty of some of the most unknown cities, thus sharing my passion for history with visitors.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In this tour you will discover the oldest city in the Netherlands. We will walk to the Keizer Karelplein (Charlemagne Square), and passing in front of the Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, we will arrive at Molenstraat Street to continue entering the historic center of the city. Through the Koningsplein, with its cozy cafes and terraces, we reach Mariënburg. The Arsenaal building and the historic Mariënburg Chapel, which today houses the ‘Historical House’ of Nijmegen, are surprising. The unevenness offered by this area has been used to build a modern and lively shopping street in two heights.

We continue our free walking tour through the pedestrian center to reach the Town Hall, with its 16th century facade. A little further, we arrive at one of the most beautiful and oldest places in the city, the Valkhof park. In it we will discover Roman ruins, a very rare Byzantine chapel in this part of Europe, and a 17th-century Renaissance watchtower that offers spectacular views of the Waal River and the bridge that crosses it. The 1936 bridge was one of the strategic points during World War II, where Nazi and Allied troops fiercely fought during the failed ‘Operation Market Garden’ in 1944.

Walking and enjoying the views on the river bank, with its terraces and constant passage of boats, we approach through the Jewish quarter to the Korenmarkt, with the splendid building of the Commanderie Van St. Jan monastery. Although rebuilt, the building dates from the 1196, and is currently a pleasant bar-restaurant and brewery.

Then we will arrive at the Grote Markt, where we can appreciate the wonderful building of the Waaggebouw. Right next door, we will be surprised by the beauty of the facade of the Latin School, next to the imposing Church of San Esteve.

Finally, through the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands, we will arrive at the pleasant and relaxing park of the Kronenburgerpark, where the towers of the old wall are still preserved and where we will put an end to our guruwalk through the amazing Nijmegen!

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  • Meeting point:
    Nijmegen 6512 AA Nijmegen Netherlands
    Nijmegen 6512 AA Nijmegen Netherlands
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    Van Schaeck Mathonsingel Street (at the source of the medium). In front of the Nijmegen train station. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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ISABEL 30 Aug 2022
Valdepeñas

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Gracias a Jordi pudimos conocer la ciudad. Ha sido uno de los mejores tours que hemos hecho
Cecilia 16 Jun 2022
Cologne

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Travelled in group - Jun 2022
El Tour en Nijmegen con Jordi nos encantó! De una manera muy amena nos contó acerca de la historia de la región, visitamos la parte alta y baja de la Ciudad. Super recomendado!
Maria 08 May 2022
Arnhem

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Tour muy ameno y profesional. Se nos pasó el tiempo volando. Los tours guiados con Jordi en Nimega son muy recomendables.
Mónica 22 Aug 2021
Montevideo

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2021
Jordi was an excellent guide, The explanatios were very good. thanks to him we could not only visit the most remarkable places but also learn a lot about the history of the city and the country
Macià 25 Jul 2021
Nijmegen

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Travelled in group - Jul 2021
Hemos hecho una ruta con Jordi en Nijmegen y ha sido muy entretenido e interesante. La visita cubre desde la historia antigua hasta la postguerra con mucho rigor y atención al detalle. Muy recomendable, vaya.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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