Category Archives: Nijmegen

Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Beer Festival

A bit chilly for May!  The event has been moved from Koningsplein to the Valkhof because it had outgrown the space.  Met up with Jessica, Ian and Leah.

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A visit to our prospective new flat

Since our landlord wants to sell the flat we are currently renting, I began looking for alternatives last summer.  We had been to see the new development at the Handelskade with a view to buying a flat. However, the floor … Continue reading

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Bands we saw in 2015

I decided to document the bands we went to see in 2015 and I’m quite amazed how many we saw!  The larger, well known bands play at the Doornroojse (Sleeping Beauty in English) and up-and-coming bands at their sister venue, The … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2015

Our friends Denise and Phil from England are due to return to the UK for good in January. It’s not going to be the same without them as we share similar interests and often go out on a Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Hobby Centrum Christmas Market – 13th December

  The Hobby Centre holds a Christmas Market in December where members can sell their work.  I volunteered to help set up the stalls on the Friday and to serve erwtensoep (pea and smoked sausage soup) and gluhwein on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Autumn Day

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Marquetry tissue box project

I had seen a lovely marquetry box in the wood workshop at the Hobby Centre while I was working on my cork table. So, Henk who had made the box, helped me make one for myself.  Some of the equipment … Continue reading

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Afrika and Holy Land Museums – 9th August

We joined the Discovering the Netherlands Meet Up group as they were visiting two outdoor museums in our area.  It’s a half hour cycle to Groesbeek and the museums cover a large area and have park like settings. The Holy Land outdoor museum (or … Continue reading

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Vierdaagse or 4 Day Marches – 18th to 24th July

The biggest party in the Netherlands! 4 days of 45,000 people walking up to 50kms a day and free music in the town centre for everyone else! We went out every night to the Valkof Park to listen to bands. … Continue reading

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