Is Nijmegen Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Nijmegen, as part of the Netherlands, is renowned for its high safety standards. Women traveling solo will typically feel comfortable and secure here. The city has a low crime rate, efficient local law enforcement and overall, the locals are helpful and respectful. However, as with any destination, it is crucial to adhere to basic safety measures, such as avoiding isolated areas at night and staying vigilant of your belongings, for a completely trouble-free trip.

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How safe is Nijmegen?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Nijmegen is generally a safe city, even at night. The locals are friendly and crime rates are relatively low. However, common sense should always be exercised, especially during late hours. It is advisable to stay in well-lit and populated areas. Public transportation is reliable and can be used safely at night.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Nijmegen, like most places in the Netherlands, boasts of highly efficient, reliable and notably safe public transportation. The bus and train services are well-spread across the whole city, making it convenient to get pretty much anywhere. The stations and vehicles are well-lit and have security features in place. For a solo female traveler, it is quite safe throughout the day and night. Regular commuters are generally respectful and mind their own business. Instruction signs and announcements are available in both Dutch and English, further reducing any hassle.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

In general, Nijmegen can be considered quite safe for female solo travelers. Street harassment is not a prevalent issue in this city. Within Dutch society, respect and equality are highly valued and Nijmegen is no exception. Of course, caution and personal awareness are essential when traveling, but overall instances of unwanted attention or harassment are low.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Nijmegen is a relatively safe city with low petty crime rates. However, it's advisable to stay vigilant to avoid crimes such as pickpocketing or theft, often seen in crowded places or public transportation. As always, secure your belongings, avoid deserted areas at night, and be aware of your surroundings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Nijmegen is considered among the safest and cleanest in the world. It undergoes rigorous and regular quality controls, ensuring it is free from harmful substances and bacteria. It's perfectly safe to drink directly from the tap, eliminating the need for buying bottled water.

Is Nijmegen safe to travel?

Is Nijmegen safe for women?

Safety rating

3.8 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 3 experiences

I think Nijmegen is a really safe city to be in as a woman! Public transport is very easy to use and I never had personal problems walking alone on the streets. Night life is also quite good, you can always meet new people!

Posted: April 9, 2024
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Melisa

Melisa

Nijmegen is an old city with a young vibe 🙌 being the oldest city in the Netherlands it most certainly has a few places to discover despite most of the city being bombed during WO2. I'd say for a woman it is a very safe city. Just be mindful to stay in more busier areas late at night to avoid any unwanted attention.

Posted: March 10, 2024
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Is Nijmegen safe right now?

Before your visit to Nijmegen, it's essential to check travel advisories for Netherlands, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises to exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in the Netherlands due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 10, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian government advises exercising normal safety precautions in the Netherlands. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 9, 2024

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Mahshid

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Hello :) I’m a collection of paradoxes. I love dancing at festivals as much as talking about how to dismantle capitalism. I do a lot of crafts and DIY’s but I also love to go crazy at parties and be among people. I read a lot but can be very silly and comic at the same time. You can’t guess my character just by looking at something that I did! But what matters the most to me, is to be a good human. And that I strive to be at all times.

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Hi butterflies, I myself like to fly away to other places to meet other butterflies and beautiful people and their colors of traditions and cultures. But I also can really enjoy to stay in my cocoon and would love to welcome other butterflies and people, having a great time with them in my wonderful, social and green hometown. Even though I am born with a muscular disease and I am using a power wheelchair to move around, it absolutely doesn’t make me to stay in my cocoon all the time. On the contrary! I’m looking for the possibilities, and not the impossibilities. That’s my life motto! And independency with a physical disability is also a high priority in my undertaking life. :) Every year I’m making a trip to have a water sports holiday on a great lake (sailing, canoeing, rowing and even water skiing). When I’m in my hometown I love to be with my fellow butterfly friends to have a good fresh (vegetarian) meal and to enjoy their company. I can also really enjoy of the serenity of nature or writing my thoughts and feelings down on paper as poetry.

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Mahshid

Mahshid

Nijmegen

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello :) I’m a collection of paradoxes. I love dancing at festivals as much as talking about how to dismantle capitalism. I do a lot of crafts and DIY’s but I also love to go crazy at parties and be among people. I read a lot but can be very silly and comic at the same time. You can’t guess my character just by looking at something that I did! But what matters the most to me, is to be a good human. And that I strive to be at all times.

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Tamarah

Nijmegen

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi butterflies, I myself like to fly away to other places to meet other butterflies and beautiful people and their colors of traditions and cultures. But I also can really enjoy to stay in my cocoon and would love to welcome other butterflies and people, having a great time with them in my wonderful, social and green hometown. Even though I am born with a muscular disease and I am using a power wheelchair to move around, it absolutely doesn’t make me to stay in my cocoon all the time. On the contrary! I’m looking for the possibilities, and not the impossibilities. That’s my life motto! And independency with a physical disability is also a high priority in my undertaking life. :) Every year I’m making a trip to have a water sports holiday on a great lake (sailing, canoeing, rowing and even water skiing). When I’m in my hometown I love to be with my fellow butterfly friends to have a good fresh (vegetarian) meal and to enjoy their company. I can also really enjoy of the serenity of nature or writing my thoughts and feelings down on paper as poetry.

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