Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands, however life here is fresh and energetic with parties every (other) day, overflowing with creativity, and there is a large number of student clubs that will make you feel welcome, once you arrive here. Even though it is a city with long history, it is rather unknown to most people. The most famous aspects of Nijmegen may be that, as already stated, it is pretty old, and for hosting the Internationale Vierdaagse Afstandsmarsen Nijmegen, which is about walking. For some people at least. In reality it is a city-wide open air festival that lasts a whole week and is for free.