De Bastei tells the story of life in, around and on the river. Visit the oldest city in the Netherlands to experience the past, discover the fascinating flora and fauna in Gelderland (the Rhine-Meuse Delta) and set to work at this fortification on the river Waal. A place for researchers young and old alike to learn and have fun.
Discover the secrets of De Bastei
At De Bastei, find out all about the relationship between people and rivers over time. Discover how Nijmegen was shaped by its strategic position on the river Waal. Learn about 2000 years of building along the river. Visit underground corridors where the ruins of Roman walls, medieval city castles and the 16th-century fortification (Bastei) itself tell the story of people living there in the past.
Travel further back in time and come face to face with one of our highlights: a mammoth skull found at Bergharen. You can also see the current flora and fauna of Nijmegen and the Gelderse Poort nature reserve. As you’ll see, there’s a lot more life in and around the city than you might think!
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
De Bastei also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets De Bastei
|0 t/m 3 jaar||free of charge|
|4 t/m 15 jaar||€ 7,50|
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Children aged 12 and under review museums as kid-approved or not (with kidsproof labelling on the photograph). Reviewing museums is fun! Collect stickers to create your own works of art.