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  • 1 Museum Het Valkhof Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kelfkensbos 59

    This museum is dedicated to the history, art and culture of the Nijmegen and Gelderland province. As well as one of the largest collections of everyday objects and objets d'art from the country, it has pieces dating from prehistoric times and from th..

  • 2 Waag (Town Hall) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This building is located at the centre of the Grote Markt and was built in 1612 in the Renaissance style. It has a façade with a flight of steps where the red and black of the shutters and the colour of the bricks, a dark red, mingle pleasantly. The ..

  • This old chapel of the Carolingian palace, probably rebuilt in the 11C, hides in the trees. It is near a terrace from which there is an attractive view over the Waal. It has 16 sides and is topped with an octagonal turret. Inside, you will notice the..

  • More than three hundred bicycles coming from England, France, Germany and America illustrate the history of this vehicle, from the first pedalless dandy carriage which was moved by the action of one's feet on the ground to modern cross-country and mo..

  • This 13C Gothic church, extended in the 15C, is flanked by a square tower topped by an octagonal onion-domed little steeple (1604) where there is a bell (18C). It contains attractive furniture, including the tambour in the right arm of the transept( ..

  • 6 Commanderie van St-Jean

    Religious buildings

    This brick building from the 15 and 16C, is a former hospital which has been restored and looks over the Waal. It was founded in the 12C to house the pilgrims returning from the Holy Land. In the 13C it came into the possession of the Order of the Ho..

  • 7 Kannunikenhuizen (Canons' houses)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    To the north of the church of St-Stevenskerk, there are these pretty gable-ended houses known as canons' houses. In the Kronenburgerpark, you can see an old 15C tower from the town's surrounding wall.

  • 8 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This town hall from 16 and 17C was partially destroyed by bombing but was restored in 1953. It is flanked by an onion-domed turret. The exterior is decorated with statues sculpted by Albert Termote depicting the Emperors who played an important role ..

  • 9 Valkhof

    Nature and gardens

    This park is on the site of a residence built by Charlemagne which is called the "falcon's tower" because Louis the Debonair, the son of Charlemagne, used it to breed hunting falcons. The palace was rebuilt by the Emperor Frederick Barbaros..

  • The remains of the Romanesque chapel of the Frederick Barbarossa's palace in the centre of the park. Still there is an attractive apse decorated with two columns with foliated capitals and, outside, blind arches.

  • 11 Belvedere

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The belvedere is the name given to a watchtower (1640) in the old surrounding wall. It is now a restaurant. Its terrace has an attractiveview over the Waal.

  • 12 The Grote Market

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt

    As well as the Public weigh house ( Waag) which stands in the centre, this square has a collection of four 17C houses one of which is pierced by a decorated vaulted passage (1605), the Kerkboog. Near to the chevet of the church, the old Latin school ..

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