Nijmegen is located in the province of Gelderland near the German border. It is founded in 19 AD as 'Noviomagum' and is the oldest city of The Netherlands; it was granted city rights in 98 AD by the Roman Empire, just before Voorburg (121 AD). It is famous for the annual Four Day March event in July.
Nijmegen houses a university (the "Radboud University") which was founded in 1923 as the first Catholic university in the Netherlands (then called the "Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen").
Nijmegen is a very vibrant, lively city with a lot of nice bars and restaurants. Due to the presence of the university and HAN Hogeschool (another big school) the city is full of students.
Some nice things in Nijmegen are Sanadome, wich is a very nice spa-facility, the Africa Museum and the Valkhof Museum (situated at an historical spot where Charlemagne had his castle built).
Nijmegen is a center of commerce. Containers arriving by ship at ocean ports are offloaded to smaller boats and shipped to warehouses in Nijmegen.
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