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Getting started in Nijmegen

Its good accessibility, extensive cultural offerings, scenic surroundings and historic centre make Nijmegen a pleasant city to live and work.

Vibrant university town

Nijmegen is a true university town. Radboud University and Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), with some 10,000 employees and almost 20,000 students, have a strong impact on the town.

The town has numerous pubs, cafés and cultural venues. There is the Museum Het Valkhof that houses modern art and Roman antiquities, as well as the concert hall De Vereeniging and the Municipal Theatre Nijmegen, and De Lindenberg for theatre performances and concerts. LUX is the largest art cinema in the Netherlands. And then there are the alternative music venues Doornroosje and Merleyn that host a wide variety of artists every week.

Natural surroundings

Located beside the river Waal, and next to the stunning nature reserve De Ooij, Nijmegen finds itself surrounded by nature. The villages Berg en Dal and Heilig Landstichting, as well as the nearby German villages and towns, attract a lot of visitors. Within 10 minutes you can exchange the vibrant city for the serene calm of nature.


Nijmegen makes the news every year, thanks to the world-famous Nijmegen Four Days Marches and accompanying Four Days Festival. With about 1.5 million visitors, this is one of the largest free, multi-day festivals in Europe. The Zevenheuvelen Run and the Go Short – International Short Film Festival also bring a lot of visitors to the town.

Getting there

Radboud University is easy to get to. NS train station Heyendaal is located near campus, and every five minutes a bus departs from Nijmegen central station to Radboud University.