City of Nijmegen
Radboud University is located in the oldest city in the Netherlands; Nijmegen. The city has a history that dates back to ancient times; it was founded by the Roman Empire, who named it Noviomagus or New Market. Today, it has some 177,300 inhabitants (as of 2021) and is a safe and friendly place with a rich social and cultural life.
A green and cultural city
Situated close to the German border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of the River Waal, the main branch of the Rhine. A recent survey found that local people regard students as enriching their city and find them friendly and lively. The students themselves appreciate the green surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment.
Whether the reason for your stay in Nijmegen is to study, to work, or to perform research at the university, there is a lot more to the city of Nijmegen than just the university. There are plenty of things you can do to enjoy yourself in your free time. Whether you prefer shopping, going to a museum or a movie, heading to a festival, or enjoying the great outdoors, it is all possible in this city.