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Address: Valkhoftrappen, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Nice old park, not to big though

It is a nice old park in the city center with a lot of history. It once was a castle which was destroyed by angry citizens. Halfway through the angry mob found out that some of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 4, 2016
lesleytkleij
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have free time on your hand, take a walk through this park. There is a chapel in the middle. Good, but it could be cleaner and better.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

It is a nice old park in the city center with a lot of history. It once was a castle which was destroyed by angry citizens. Halfway through the angry mob found out that some of the things in the castle were privately owned by someone, so they left those structures alone. These still stand today: the old chapel and... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

It is located in the center of Nijmegen, close to the Valkhof Museum and the river called the Waal. You can also go inside a beautiful old church. It is "uphill", meaning you get a good view.

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Round Hill, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

As a child I visited this park because of the beautiful view one has of the Waalbrug and the Waal river. But now, many years later, the building is totally renovated and it is beautiful inside. I was so impressed and I loved it! Definitely a must see when you are in Nijmegen. The trees are also enormous and the... More 

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Thank Appeltje2015
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48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I was here in Nijmegen central by chance and saw this open space theater event, can't help but to walk in the park to take a look. I wasn't disappointed in fact this charming little park is really good place to chill, sit, and relax. There is a nice view overlooking the Waal River. There are plenty of cafes and... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Its a rather small but very beautiful park overlooking the river...there is an old chapel in there with a very friendly old man playing the flute.Worth the visit!

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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