About Nijmegen and Ravenstein


Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city of The Netherlands, it has nine faculties and enrols over 17.500 students. Our personal style of teaching – offering plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars – ensures that the university does not become a mere ‘degree factory’.

Apart from the rich history of the city, there are other facets that make Nijmegen well worth visiting: from attractive shops, cafes (there are a hundred different types of beer!) and restaurants to unique historic monuments; from a superb view over the busiest river of Europe to such lively traditions as the Street Theatre and the Concert Days; not to mention happenings such as the International Four Days Marches and the International Summer Festival.

You can stroll along the winding streets or go shopping in the city centre. The city has a characteristically intimate atmosphere that can be experienced to advantage at the many outdoor cafes. Not only is the centre of the city one of the liveliest in the Netherlands, there are also abundant cultural facilities: there are nine museums, galleries, a theatre, a concert hall and several cinemas, including an art house cinema.

More information about Nijmegen and surroundings:

VVV Tourist information
Keizer Karelplein 32h
6511 NH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
E-mail: info@vvvnijmegen.nl
Website: http://www.vvvarnhemnijmegen.nl
Opening hours Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 A.M. – 5.30 P.M.
and Saturdays from 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

The ‘ANWB’ (a Dutch association for wheel sports and tourism) can provide you with information about the Netherlands, Europe or any other country.
Bisschop Hamerstraat 3
6511 NA Nijmegen
Tel.: +31 24 322 23 78
Fax: +31 24 360 42 52
Website: http://www.anwb.nl (only in Dutch)
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 A.M. – 6.00 P.M.
and Saturdays from 9.30 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
April 1 – September 30: Thursday evenings until 9.00 P.M.

Municipal information centre Nijmegen
People are welcome at the municipal information centre Open Huis (at the City Counter) with all sorts of questions about the city or the municipality.
Mariënburg 75
6511 PS Nijmegen
Tel.: +31 24 329 90 00
E-mail: openhuis@nijmegen.nl
Website: http://english.nijmegen.nl

Office hours from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Office hours from 9 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. on Tuesdays and 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. on Thursdays

Since January 2003 the city of Ravenstein, along with its 11 ‘church villages’ – Dennenburg, Demen, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon and Overlangel – is part of the Oss municipality. The population counts over 76,000 and total surface area is 10,442 hectares.

See the photoblog about Ravenstein by an American expat at Aandedijk and Racheljames.net


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