Although the COVID19-regulations have been relaxed by the Dutch government, it has been decided to not offer an official social programme as part of EuroFAST2022. Despite this, participants are welcomed to explore the historic city of Nijmegen and its beautiful surroundings. Some recommendations for activities are given below.
|City center walk. Even a short walk through the historic city center of Nijmegen can show you many of the amazing sights and monuments that the city has to offer, such as the St. Stevenschurch, Waagh, City Hall, Valkhofpark and Waalbridge. Directions for a 5 km walk can be found here, which will pass to almost all landmarks.
|De Bastei. Explore the natural and cultural history of Nijmegen at museum De Bastei. There is a specific focus on the unique relationship that Nijmegen has with the river Waal, but it is also possible to delve into the foundations of the city that go back to Roman times. More information can be found here.
|MUZIEUM. Although the city center of Nijmegen has many beautiful sights and landmarks to visit. However, touring the city while being able to see anything is perhaps even a more remarkable experience. At MUZIEUM, you can experience how it is to be blind or partially sighted with a guided tour around the city. More information can be found here.
|The Hoge Veluwe national park. Take a retreat and visit the best of nature that the Netherlands has to offer at the Hoge Veluwe national park. There are numerous walking and cycling tours available. Bicycles are included with the entrance fee. More information can be found here.
|The Kröller-Müller museum. Although located somewhat further from the conference venue, this museum allows you to explore the second-to-largest Van Gogh-collection of 90 paintings, and also some masterpieces of Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat and Piet Mondriaan, among others. As the museum is actually located in the Hoge Veluwe national park, visiting it can be perfectly combined with visiting the park. More information can be found here. It is recommended to book a ticket beforehand.
For food and drinks, Nijmegen has also much to offer. You can for instance visit the oldest pub of the city, or have a heavenly beer at the city brewery. Dine in a historical armory, or go full Dutch and have pancakes at the oldest residential house of the city. If you’re curious to see what many more options you have, please check out this website.