Nijmegen boasts a vibrant city centre with many cafes and restaurants. You can find everything from a simple take-away to upscale establishments where eating becomes an experience.

If you just fancy a drink, there are also many places to turn to – be it for a coffee or a fancy drink. Nijmegen’s own breweries and two dedicated craft beer cafes are ready to serve you a nice cold one. But in between all the different options, how do you find the place to go? Here are some suggestions:



Nijmegen’s go-to craft beer café, offering more than 100 different types of beer. Don’t know what to drink? Just pick one of the beer menus. Add some cheese and sausages to complete your experience!

Café Jos
Located in Nijmegen Oost, this tavern offers a massive range of craft beers, whiskeys and wine. So much more than just a café! Hospitality is still an art here.

A café like a living room in an idyllic home close to the Stefenskerk, serving not only great coffee but also tasty home-made pastries!

Wine café Lebowski is great for “borrelen”, the Dutch version of cocktail hour or after-work drink. A selection of wines and many different beers provide the ingredients for a nice night out.

Cocktails, cocktails and even more cocktails! A great variety with many interesting creations.



Very popular lunchroom because of its delicious and affordable sandwiches and salads!

Sid en Liv
Cosy living room experience inside a shop. Coffee, cake or lunch, inside or on the terrace.

A popular restaurant located in Nijmegen Oost. A frequently changing menu, perfect for lunch, drinks, or dining.

De Blonde Pater
Very popular, delicious and affordable sandwiches and salads. There is no wrong choice here, be it the delicious Pater Deli with pastrami, the Blonde Pater club sandwich or a surprising salad.



Michelin-worthy food… Small dishes, but prepared in a beautiful and delicious way. Great night out and a culinary experience!

Finger food and burgers. The best burgers and hot dogs in town, with corn and fries on the side. Good prices and always tasty!

De Firma
Playful, small dishes and an elaborate menu. Located next to the Waal, meaning in summer you can sit outside as well.

Delicious! Fresh fish, Japanese and fantastic dishes. Classic but refreshing, but served with style – in a way only Manna can do it.

Relaxed and casual. Small, a-la-carte dishes or all you can eat. Good menu and, in winter, life music. Turns into a nice club during the weekends!

News & Updates

BSR - municipality taxes

Recently you might have received an email of the Belasting Service Rivierenland (BSR) that requests you to  pay a certain amount in 2 terms. This is for the municipality tax. 
The BSR is a tax for the water regulation, pollution tax, etc. You usually pay the tenancy part. If you don't have received any mail; it might have been sent to your DigID account! 


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