Nijmegen has been elected European Green Capital 2018.
Nijmegen is the first Dutch city to hold this title, with Copenhagen, Bristol, Ljubljana, Essen and several others receiving this title earlier. Nijmegen earned the award by spending many years working hard on greening and implementing sustainability in the entire city and surroundings. Speaking to young and old, with major and minor activities.
NIJMEGEN LOVES TO MEET YOU IN THEIR VISITOR’S PAVILION
The Visitors Pavilion on Kelfkensbos Square, steps away from the Global Green Destinations Days venue is the calling card of Green Capital and Nijmegen in 2018. Nijmegen is quite proud of it, too. The pavilion is Nijmegen’s ‘home’ for all of 2018. Here you’ll find everything you want to know about the Green Capital. Feel free to walk in and ask all your questions.
The pavilion was designed by the famous Flemish architect Chris Poulissen. The pavilion is an arc-shaped building made of tree trunks. The pavilion is easy to disassemble. And that’s going to happen after 2018; the pavilion will then be rebuilt and reused somewhere else.
Green legacy stands for a number of example projects that Nijmegen carries out in 2018: solar fields, EcoSchools, expansion of the Nijmegen Thermal Network, much more green gardens (via Operation Steenbreek) and visitor center De Bastei – where city, river and nature come together.
You can learn more on the website of European Green Capital Nijmegen.