Nijmegen

Overall Score

4.1

Niemegen – a city in the province of Gälderland. It is located on the river Vaal and is a river port. It is connected to the River Maas by a canal.

Niemegen is considered the oldest city of Netherland, sharing its name with Maastricht. ×Human settlements and remnants of ancient settlements date back to the last centuries of our era. Romes «city of Batavos» was founded in the 1st century. There is no exact date, but in 2005 the people of Nemegen celebrated the founding of the city in 1,000 years.

The name Nemegen dates back to the Roman period. The settlement was called Novoimagus Batavarum, or New Batavar Market. The name Novoimagus was subsequently transformed into its present name. Russian tradition for a long time accepted the name Nemegin.

Nemegin had its greatest significance during the Carolingian period (8th-10th centuries), when it was one of the imperial régions. In the late Middle Ages the city continued to grow through trade and local government (local government from 1230). Even as a member of the state, Niemeyerne became a member of the Hanseatic League. The city supported the Netherlandian Revolution in the 17th century, and at the end of the Dutch Revolution (1672-79) several important peace treaties were signed here. On the border with Germany, Nijmegen was the first city of the country to be occupied by the Fascist forces (1940). In 1944, the city was mostly destroyed during the liberation battles.

In spite of the great devastation caused by World War II, Nijmegen has been able to partially restore the architectural structure of the historic center, though some structures have disappeared. The central place is occupied by the parks and squares of the old city, where Nijmegens main attractions are concentrated. For example, the remains of the 8th-century baptistery and the 12th-century Chapel of St. Nicholas, which was part of the Imperial Castle complex, are in the Falkhof Park. There is also the Museum of Archaeology (1999). There is the Böllwäder Tower (16th century) in the Hühnerpark and the Powder Tower (1426) – in the Kronenburgerpark. The Board of Weights (1613) – an example of the Dutch Landscape – the most prominent building of the Market Square. Other interesting features of Nijmegen – St. Stephens Church, the 16th-century structure, and the «52 Gradus » skyscraper.

100 USD = 96.06 EUR

Overall Score

4.1
  • Air quality: 33 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 170,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 17x17m 289m per person
  • GDP: $45,753 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 35 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Lebara
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
  • Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
  • Apartment listings: Pararius
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Cafe Jos
  • Best coffee: Coffee Company
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Color Business Centers
  • Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
  • Best hospital: Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Transavia
  • Best intl air carrier: KLM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2100
  • Monthly costs for family: $4400
  • Monthly costs for local: $1250
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6
  • Coffee: $4.5


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