Discover De Bastei!

De Bastei tells the story of the river. Here, on the Waal and in the oldest city of the Netherlands, you touch the past, you discover the flora and fauna of the Gelderland river area and you also get to work yourself.

The core of De Bastei is the 16th-century Stratemakerstoren. This defense work - type of bastei - with a corridor and casemates has been integrated into the new museum building.

DROOM! de Bastei

A visit to De Bastei is not complete without having been to our restaurant. It is located on the top floor and has the best view of Nijmegen. The people of DREAM! the Bastei serve delicious coffee with their famous apple pie. The menu also includes delicious sandwiches and freshly made home-made soup. No time for the museum? Even then you are welcome to come in!


dWaalZin offers an extensive range of inspiring walking activities in the Stadswaard, the Groenlanden and the Millingerwaard, where nature, exercise, attention and awareness are the most important ingredients.

Waal Onder

From Saturday, September 14, De Bastei hosts 'Waal Onder', an attractive interactive family exhibition about the underwater life in the river Waal.

Pancake boat & De Bastei

Combine a visit to De Bastei with one to the Pancake boat and end your museum visit eating all the pancakes you can, while sailing.

De Bastei tells the story of the river. Plunge into the museum and travel through past, present and future. Here, along the Waal and in the oldest town of the Netherlands, you touch upon the past, you discover the fauna and flora of Gelderland’s river area and get to work in De Bastei Academy. Entertaining and informative for big and small explorers.

Free guided tours

Free tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. One can take part in them individually or in small groups. In about 45 minutes the guide will show you around in De Bastei and tell stories about some of the highlights.

Guided tour on request

Would you like to join a guided tour in De Bastei? Archaeology and cultural history are tangibly present throughout this historical building. A tour guide tells stories to bring all this to life. We also have exhibitions about nature, culture and landscape along the river Waal for you to see and experience.

Have you got special wishes? Please let us know in advance.

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