Yesterday I was with my father in Nijmegen – that is city in the Netherlands at the German border.
By reason of the birthday my father we always make a trip to a city within a radius of Essen, where we live. I had proposed a visit to this town in December 2013 but my father was in a hospital for a few days, so we decided to do this in the future.
The trip costs only 3,10 euros because we only need a supplementary ticket to our monthly ticket. First we took the local train to Oberhausen and then the express train to Emmerich. In the last year we was in Emmerich for a small trip. But this one (I found out that there’s a bus connection with Nijmegen) we took the bus to the Netherlands that takes 76 minutes.
Nijmegen is located at the river Waal (that is dutch part of the German nom “Rhein”) and the train connections to Arnhem, Den Helder and Roermond via Venlo.
After our arrive we went to the city centre. My father hadn’t a good day with his health, so we couldn’t walk fast and much. In the former times we had make a big excursion but now he is 68 years old and then it’s over.
The city centre in Nijmegen is nice. There are a lot of shops that we know (C&A, H&M etc..) and of course there are dutch shops, too. I always attempt to buy map from a foreign country. Yes, I use Google Maps and OpenStreetMap, too, but a normal map offer sometimes new perspectives and you can use it calmly to look in general what you can do. This one I couldn’t find something. And I prefer to go in a library alone, without my father because he doesn’t want to get know all the library in the town. I could ransack the libraries.
After we walk the beat we ate in a restaurant something and decided to return to Germany. In the normal times I would have discovered the town for a few hours, for example to go the river. An acclivity prevented us from using the way to the river. My father would talk so many breaks for this short way. Perhaps he would have clenched one’s teeth for me but I would do this.
here some pictures of the trip (others you can find on the French blog below this blog).
We took the bus at 14.17 from the central station to Emmerich. Before the depart I bought a dutch railway magazine which it has the subject of the Belgian railway. I can’t speak dutch (only a few words) but it’s remember me about my childhood when I bought on Tenerife a Spanish magazine about the aviation and space flight.