I very often walk around Nijmegen, but I much more rarely give a tour, so I had to rack my brains on where to go and what to see, for a first fleeting glance at the city. My friend, Dan, has just come to visit, so I met him at the train station and took him to location one, which was centred around one thing- beer! We had two at a rather large bar in town called Van Buren, before heading back to mine for him to drop off his stuff.
Then the actual tour began..
We walked across one of the many bridges to get a cityscape kind of view, and then went along to the beach, which on one side is also a nature reserve in Nijmegen.. A quick visit to two of the parks, and a walk down the oldest street in the country left us feeling, more than anything, thirsty.
So, again- it was time for some drinks! This time, I thought we’d go a little more classy, and opt for cocktails instead, so I took Dan to the best cocktail bar in the city (in my opinion of course)- DeMain. Every Wednesday they have a selection of 5 euro cocktails- perfect.
We both had a gin and tonic (arguably not a cocktail but shh) and then Dan had a mojito and I opted for a cherry and almond coke concoction which was very nice.
Every Wednesday in Nijmegen the bar called Dollars has an open mic night, which is usually a pretty small affair, but this time the place was pretty packed and the stage at the back was in use rather than the tiny platform at front. We got a round of beers in and Dan promptly spilt his all over the back of a guy who wasn’t best pleased.
This photo is blurred like Dan’s vision after the few beers x
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for much more exciting blog posts including visits to Germany and Amsterdam!