Tag Archives: Nijmegen

Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Moving in day!

So, after the packing of the two vans at Hazenkampseweg, we spent the night at Jessica and Iain’s flat since they had already moved in some of their furniture but were still sleeping at their old flat. Perfect since the … Continue reading

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Keys to the flat!

After much waiting, we finally received the keys to our new flat at the Handelskade.  The building is called de Lunet, but the address is Kaapstander and the development is the Handelskade – confusing! We are on the 7th floor … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Hatert Housing

I’ve been meaning to find this housing project for some time since I’d seen photographs of it on-line. It was built by 24H for the city of Nijmegen as low income housing.  It really is beautiful!

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Stoom Bar at Oersoep Brewery

Oersoep is a newish brewery based in the old Honig factory on the Waal.  ‘Oersoep’ means primordial soup!  They often have guest breweries come and brew a special batch of beer. We particularly like the cheese and meat platter or … Continue reading

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