Culture & Leisure
Learn all about the Dutch Liberation of 1944-1945, experience Nijmegen the way a Roman citizen would, plunge into Burgers’ Ocean, visit a museum or indulge in a wellness experience. You can find the region’s best attractions here.
Walking and hiking
Walking and the Wageningen - Arnhem - Nijmegen region belong together. The world's largest multi-day walking event, the Four Days Marches (de Vierdaagse), is held in Nijmegen and the surrounding area each year, and the accompanying festival is visited by over a million people. The area is full of nice places to walk. Head down to the Klompenwaard, a nature reserve along the Waal near Nijmegen or stroll through the marshland of the Overasseltse and Hatertse Vennen. You can also enjoy the wilderness of the Mookerheide heathland near Plasmolen-Mook or the lush greenery of Millingerwaard. The surroundings of Arnhem offer a lot to hikers as well. In the Veluwe National Park, you can walk 110 metres above sea level (which is quite something by Dutch standards) and look out over a beautiful green area. In the park you will find the famous Posbank, which is a real highlight in clear weather.
Regional cycling network
A great way to explore the rivers and polders, forests and towns of the WAN area is by bike. Maps and cycle routes are available at the tourist information offices (called VVVs in the Netherlands). You can download and print the maps for free from their websites.
There is always something going on in the WAN region: dozens of festivals, theatres, attractions and museums that you can visit. Here you can find a brief selection.