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Valkhof Park

Valkhoftrappen, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Picture Perfect Place

Great historical park with a nice view on the Waalbrug (famous from the movie A Bridge Too Far from... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
OceanShark
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Very nice park

Felt like I was looking at history. Lovely park and the buildings reminded me of Hogwarts from... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
schanderson
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“the river” (22 reviews)
“roman ruins” (3 reviews)
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Valkhoftrappen, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Great historical park with a nice view on the Waalbrug (famous from the movie A Bridge Too Far from David Attenborough 1976) The Valkhof park has a long history like the city Noviomagus (Nijmegen). At the edge of the park you’ll find the Saint Nicholas...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Felt like I was looking at history. Lovely park and the buildings reminded me of Hogwarts from Harry Potter in some ways! Can walk through the Valkhof near the water by the Waal.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This park was used to be a castle of Emperor Barbarossa. You still see the remain of his castle. The remains of two chapels, "St. Nicolaaskapel" and St. Marteenskapel are still there. In the St. Nicolaaskapels, you will see the scale model of the castle...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Ancient site of Roman fort and medieval castle, now mostly a park with a great view over the Waal. Worth a stroll.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The beautiful ornate gates make a definite statement and the Roman ruins of the old church fascinating as is St Nicholas' church. To think the town has history back to the 11th century still in plain view is truly awesome. Great views across the river...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nijmegen to me lacks green area. So when i google-ed a green are in nijmegen, valkhof instantly came up. It is of walking distance from the central station or city centre, but there is also a bus available. The park entrance is next to the...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This beautiful park right beside the museum is worth a walk or run. While we wandered through, many people jogged by us. There are great views from the battlements overlooking the river. The day we walked, it was rather chilly but the trees and begun...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely park, near the river, which offers a nice view of the WW2 significant Waal river and bridge. Nice quiet area to walk, with the Barbarossa Ruin, and the roman chapel also in the park. The view of the Waal Bridge is great. A great...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Once a month I stroll down the hills of the Valkhof Park and then go into the centre of Nijmegen to have a drink. It's a very serene place to stroll

Thank Menoj R
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Even though you might not realise this park has 2000 years of history, from the Romans to Charlemagne through the middle ages, Nazi's and nowadays. Some things from the past can still be seen, such as the stNicholas church, the Barbarossa ruins and the Valkhofbunker(Nazi...More

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