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Valkhof Park

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Address: Valkhoftrappen, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Valkhofpark, citycentre, with breathtaking views

The Valkhofpark you simply can't miss when visiting Nijmegen. History in the centre of the eldest city in the Netherlands is here to be found, along with lawns to sit - there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yvonne N
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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Valkhofpark you simply can't miss when visiting Nijmegen. History in the centre of the eldest city in the Netherlands is here to be found, along with lawns to sit - there are benches available when sitting on a lawn isn't comfortable for you - or lay down, share a picknick or a drink, shadowy if you'd prefer, it will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Be sure and go inside the Cathedral and look at the replica of the castle as it was. Fascinating. They have done a nice job of preservation and the grounds are peaceful for a short walk or picnic. Don't miss this if you are in Nijmegen. It wont take long, but you will never forget it.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It is a small quiet park, not many things to do but it is a nice place to walk or a have stop to see the really old chapel that stands there or the view of the river Waal.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The sun was shining during my walking tour of Nijmegen and the park was at the top of my list of sites to see. The St. Nicholas chapel is a beautiful architectural monument, especially with its scenic overlook of the Waal River. It is set in a lovely park near the old Roman city of Noviomagus. A local volunteer gave... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Even though Nijmegen is not the busiest city and is the pedestrian zone just a couple beginning almost across the street - the Valkhof park with its lawns under huge old trees is a good place to take a moment of rest. And once recuperated - don't forget to take a look over the river Waal from the heights of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is a nice little park on a hill overlooking the river. There's a small and really old (12th century?) chapel here in which an elderly gentleman was playing a renaissance flute at the time of my visit -- a nice refuge from the blazing sun outside.

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This little hill sits just above the Markt and is next to the Museum Valkhof. Within the park are the Sts. Nicolaaskapel and Maartenskapel, and the St. Stevenskerk and town hall are nearby, so you can visit them all in an afternoon.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Small park near the city centre of the 2000 year old city called Nijmegen. This place is full of history and in the summer there are also a lot of open air concerts here.

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Pelotas, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Get a bike around the city center, get to the river then to this park. Nothing fancy, but cute. Good restaurants around it.

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Thank Rafael M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful park on top of a hill with marvelous vieuws on the river Waal. The park is often used for popular events( concerts, skatingrink etc) It boasts several old buildings which used to be part of the Valkhofcastle. Don't miss it

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