Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Nijmegen is situated on Waal river, near the German border.
Nijmegen is the Netherlands' oldest city and the first in Roman times to be recognized as such. In 2005 Nijmegen celebrated 2,000 years of existence. Nijmegen municipality is part of "Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen" (neighbouring city, 15 km/9 ml north), a metropolitan area with 736,110 inhabitants (2011 census). The municipality area of Nijmegen is 57.60 km2 (22.24 ml2).
To prevent flooding in near future, the government of the Netherlands is changing the course of over 30 rivers throughout the Dutch country. The measures, taken along the rivers Lek, Maas, Waal and IJssel, are famous as ‘Room for the River. One of these measures is Room for Waal River as it passes Nijmegen. As part of this, in 2015 Veur-Lent, an artificial island, was created.
The river is a very busy freight transport route, with barges to Nijmegen passing through on the way between Germany's industrial regions and the docks at Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Hook of Holland. Maas-Waal Canal carries freight through the city, too.
On November 23, 2013 a new bridge named de Oversteek (the Crossing), connecting the western part of Nijmegen to the northern shore, was opened. The new bridge relieves congestion of city's old road bridge, built in 1936. It's called de Oversteek because it was constructed on the location of a major rivercrossing by Allied forces during Operation Market Garden in World War II, September 1944.
The city of Nijmegen has long been famous for its annual Nijmeegse Vierdaagse (Four Days Marches), beginning on the 3rd Tuesday of July. Participants undertake 4 days of walking distances that range from 30 km (19 ml) to 50 km (31 ml). These are supplemented with festivities like de-Affaire and appeal to participants from as far away as the USA, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. There are usually around 40,000 participants from 30 different countries.
Port Nijmegen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nijmegen, Holland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Nijmegen cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nijmegen, Holland.
If you lose the Nijmegen location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.