View of the River Waal & Waalbrug Bridge

River Waal and Waalbrug Bridge in Nijmegen

It took this picture on a rainy day in Nijmegen. It shows the River Waal and the Waalbrug Bridge. If you click on the picture, you can see it full-size.

This isn’t a blog post. It’s a media attachment page. The blog makes one for every picture I upload and use in my blog posts.

I uploaded this picture to use in a blog post I wrote about a visit to Nijmegen. If you are interested, you can read the blog post HERE.

Since this attachment page exists whether I want it or not, I may as well put it to good use and provide a little additional information.

The River Waal

The River Waal is the main distributary branch of the Rhine. Like the Rhine, it’s a big river and gets a lot of traffic.

I’ve often sat beside the Waal and watched the boats sail past carrying scrap cars and many other types of cargo. There are a lot of rivers and canals in the Netherlands and Dutch businesses put them to good use.

If you visit Nijmegen, you may find it interesting to spend a little time watching the traffic on the river Waal. Especially if you are from the UK. Rivers in Britain aren’t utilized in this way.

While you are looking at the river, keep an eye out for the Pannenkoekenboot (Pancake Boat).

The Pannenkoekenboot is a restaurant boat that only serves pancakes. You get on board and take a trip up and down the river while you eat traditional Dutch pancakes.

It’s also possible to take a Pannenkoekboot ride in several other Dutch cities including Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The Waalbrug Bridge

The Waalbrug Bridge is an arch bridge made of steel. It’s 604 meters long and, at the time of its construction, was the longest arch bridge in Europe and was officially opened on June 16, 1936, by Queen Wilhelmina.

The bridge gets a lot of traffic and pedestrians can cross the river using the walkways at the side. If you visit Nijmegen, crossing the bridge is an interesting experience. It allows you to enjoy some nice views of the river.

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