#10  Nijmegen

The Old City Hall

Local name: Het Oude Stadhuis

Historic town hall in the center of the oldest Dutch city of Nijmegen. It is located at Burchtstraat and was built in 1555 in the style of the early Renaissance. Inside, visitors will find many works of historical and contemporary art, and the building's underground houses medieval crypts with a torture chamber. The town hall was inscribed on the list of Dutch national monuments.

At the time of its creation, the town hall was a combination of several connected houses from the fourteenth century. Urban architect Herman van Herengrave was responsible for creating one whole. Over the centuries, however, the building underwent many modifications and renovations, it was also destroyed as a result of a fire in 1944.

During the Reconstruction Period it was reconstructed, and a brick tower was added. The building is very ornate in its form, both inside and outside: the facade is full of many sculptures, between the windows there are images of emperors and monarchs, and inside you will find a late-gothic stone fireplace.


Attractions inside

    The Old City Hall map
    Burchtstraat 20A6511 RD Nijmegen , Netherlands