The Netherlands’ oldest city is still young at heart; Nijmegen cherishes its historical treasures while simultaneously embracing renewal. Nijmegen was awarded European Green Capital 2018 for its efforts in sustainability. The abundant natural beauty, thanks to its riverside location, abundant cultural activities, restaurants and terraces mean that this city has something for everyone.
Nijmegen is the first mid-sized city to be awarded European Green Capital. The city has earned the award by spending many years working hard on greening and sustainability. The entire city and surroundings are involved; citizens, schools, businesses, with major and minor activities. All contributing to making the city sustainable. Receiving the European Green Capital Award in 2018 is not a finish line for Nijmegen, the city aims to continue improving and involving citizens and businesses. Nijmegen has ambitious goals striving to become an energy-neutral city in 2045 and a sustainable economy.