The netherlands’ oldest shopping street

Nijmegen is not only the oldest city in the Netherlands, but it’s also home to the country’s oldest shopping street: Lange Hezelstraat. What does this mean in practice? Well, the city has spent many centuries creating and fine-tuning the ultimate shopping experience! Besides that, as the city with the highest density of pavement cafés in the Netherlands, this city on the River Waal is an excellent place to pass the time. There’s something for everyone: the well-known retail chains in the city centre, hip and trendy boutiques in the side streets and on the outskirts is Nijmegen’s new hotspot, the dynamic and inspiring Honigcomplex. Successful retail therapy guaranteed!


- A lace bra and a cactus family. A pair of high heels and some vinyl records. A cookery book and a hairdressing salon. What’s going on here? That’s what you’ll be wondering when you step inside Make My Day (Stikke Hezelstraat 65 in Nijmegen). A unique and versatile store for men and women. The shop captures the essence of the streets of New York, Paris, Denmark and Italy – all that on just one trip to Nijmegen!

- An old factory full of the latest and greatest interior design items: C-more concept store (Waalbandijk 8c in Nijmegen) is full of nice surprises. Located at the Honigcomplex, this unusual shop sells products by young, local designers as well as by more established names. It’s a light and airy store with a terrific vibe. Our advice is: C for yourself.

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Late night shopping in Nijmegen is every Thursday evening, when the shops stay open until 21.00 h.

In Nijmegen, the shops are open on the first and last Sunday of every month, and some shops in Nijmegen even open every Sunday! If you’ve got a particular store in mind, it’s best to check the retailer’s own website for the current opening times.

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