City of Nijmegen

Radboud University is located in the oldest city in the Netherlands - Nijmegen. The city dates from Roman times when its name was Noviomagus or New Market. Today, it has around 175,000 inhabitants 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, a 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 is to study, to work or to perform research at the university, there is a lot more to the city than just the university. In your free time there are plenty of different things you can do to enjoy yourself. Whether you prefer shopping, going to a museum or a movie, heading to a festival, or enjoying the great outdoors, you can find it all in Nijmegen, an old city with a young vibe!