Practical Information

Where can I best stay overnight in Nijmegen? How do I get from the airport or train station to the hotel? Here we have collected some practical information to ensure that you have a pleasant stay and a good conference in Nijmegen.

About Nijmegen

Being founded by the Romans, Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. There are still quite some historical remains (such as the old city wall) that justify a visit. At the same time, due to WWII demolitions, the ancient city parts are interspersed with more fresh and modern elements. Furthermore, the city is characterized by a young and vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated by the large student population (43.994). Besides the city itself, the enclosing hills and river landscape provide an attractive surrounding for sightseeing. More information about the city can be found at https://en.visitnijmegen.com/ and https://en.intonijmegen.com/.

The University

Our university bears the name of Saint Radboud, a 9th century Dutch bishop who was known for his intellect and support of the underprivileged. Located on a green campus in the southern Heyendaal neighbourhood of Nijmegen, the campus houses 7 faculties that conduct teaching and research in Arts, Law, Management, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Internationally, RU is known for its strong research output. In 2019, 447 PhD degrees were awarded, and 7.571 scientific articles were published. To bolster the international exchange of academic knowledge, Radboud University joined the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities in 2016.

Accommodation

Nijmegen offers a wide range of accommodation. There are several options located near the city center ranging from more luxurious to more modest.

In the centre of Nijmegen:

Outside the city centre:

Note: No rights can be derived from the list of hotels and prices stated on this page.

More options

See booking.com, AirBnB or other locations nearby Nijmegen city centre.

Travel Information

By plane

The ERNAPE organisation promotes non-fly travelling whenever possible. When you need to fly, the nearest airport to Nijmegen is Weeze (NRN), Germany. However, there are better options for getting to Nijmegen. Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Nijmegen hourly. Tickets cost €16 – €35 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

By train

The train station is situated close to the city center. For travelling by train from within the Netherlands you can visit https://www.ns.nl/en for information, tickets and actual timetables.

Several international trains are connected to Nijmegen via Arnhem (23 km) or Rotterdam (108 km):

  • Nightjet (from Vienna, Zürich)
  • ICE (from Frankfurt, Basel, Zürich, Hamburg, München, Vienna)
  • Thalys (from Brussels, Paris, Marseille)

visit the website of NS International and Nightjet for more information and tickets.

By car

Nijmegen is connected to the A50, A73 and A15 motorways. For more information about parking, please refer to the website of the Radboud university or Nijmegen municipality

By bus

Nijmegen has a FlixBus stop, connected to all major cities in Europe.

Within the city, line 10 directly takes you from the train station to the campus and vice versa. Lines 13 and 15 take a bit longer, but also stop in the city center. A detailed and accurate travel-planner for public transport can be found at https://9292.nl/en. Further information about getting around within the city will be updated here later.