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Travel to Nijmegen and the MPI

Nijmegen is best reached via train. Trains from Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport run every 15-30 minutes, and take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. A one-way ticket costs just under 20 euro and can be purchased at ticket machines located in the station.

Once in Nijmegen there are many bus services that can bring you to the MPI:

From the Centre: 6 (toward Dukenburg), 13 & 15 (toward Wijchen)

From the Centraal Station: 6 (toward Dukenburg), 13 & 15 (toward Wijchen), 10 (Heyendaal Station-Centraal Station link)

On the 6, disembark at Van Peltlaan and walk east

All other services, disembark at Spinozaegebouw and walk south

Buses accept cash on board (1,50 for a one-way journey).

There are a number of bike rentals available in the city as well. The OV bike rental at the train station is likely the  most expensive option, but all quite convenient. Biking from the center takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

Heading in on foot is another option! From the center, the walk to the MPI along Sint Annastraat or Heyendaalseweg will take about 45 minutes (it is quite flat though!).

More information on travel to Nijmegen and the MPI can be found here:

Accommodation in Nijmegen

There are a number of hotel options in the city center. The Mercure Hotel is located next to the Nijmegen Central Station as well. Please keep in mind some hotels do not offer 24-hour check-in.

There are AirBnB hosts throughout the city. For September, the average cost per night is 55 euro. We recommend checking travel distances to the MPI before booking.

Please note that the MPI Guest House is not available for booking.

Lunch Options Nearby

Unfortunately, while we will offer coffee/tea breaks and borrel snacks for all attendees, we cannot provide lunch for all. However, there are plenty of options on the Radboud University campus for dining, here are some options:

MPI Canteen (MPI Building): Recently renovated and serving sandwiches, soups, and salads. Open until 2pm. Cash and card are accepted.

Restaurant Het Gerecht (Montessorilaan 10): Located in the Faculty of Law across from the MPI. They offer hot dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks until 3pm. Cash is not accepted here, only card (debit).

Restaurant De Refter (Erasmusplein 3): The university restaurant located in the center of campus (near Cultuurcafe). Hot dishes and snacks are available for lunch until 1:30pm on Thursday, and 2pm on Friday.

Dinner Options Nearby

There are many restaurants and cafes in the centre. We are happy to give you our recommendations, just ask!


Last checked 2017-09-11 by ashmic

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