Despite being the oldest city of the country, Nijmegen is not part of the big and famous ones. Not exciting and loud as Amsterdam, Nijmegen attracts trough its historical and architectural personality. The city of students, that has been surprisingly quiet in the last couple of years, comes to life at least twice a year ( the 4 Days of Nijmegen and the Brothers of Limburg Medieval Festival).
The river front is the stage of the first evening of the four days of walking providing a spectacular fireworks spectacle. It is also a really relaxing place to have a walk, not to mention the morning coffee. Also it is my favourite area of the city which I present today in two pictures.
Even if it is promoted as the city that combines the best the modern and the history in the area, I personally see the modern architecture of this city quite conservative. It is a bohemian city and that is its charm which still attracts plenty of people in the area.