River Waal (Nijmegen)

(The setting is a FIVE TRUNK, but watch out for the current, and the big ships!!)


Theres sort of a country park type area adjacent to the river to the north of the town. Rather surprisingly you will discover that this means going down a hill (yes thats a hill in Holland!!).

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Sandy beach, lots of horse for company and quite (ok very) strong current in the middle of the river. Oh and an interesting bridge crossing the river. It, or probably its predecessor, was one of those captured during Operation Market Garden during WW2. However, this one was not the bridge too far.


Lots of excited horses (maybe they don’t see river swimming very often), big boats/ships and a crazed Dutchman added to the excitement.

Date of Last Swim

25th June 2006