municipality in Gelderland, the Netherlands

Wijchen is a town in the Netherlands.

Castle in Wijchen.



Wijchen has been around since the Stone Age, when it was a small agricultural settlement. Around the year 400 mostly rich Romans lived in Wijchen.

The economic and social life before the First World War was dominated by several manufacturer families, which were mostly specialized in cars and trucks.

Get in


By car


When travelling from Eindhoven, use the A50 towards Oss and Nijmegen. After crossing the river Meuse (Maas), use Knooppunt Bankhoef (Bankhoef Interchange) to turn onto the A326. The first two exits on this highway service Wijchen.

When travelling from Utrecht, Amsterdam and Zwolle, head for the city of Arnhem. Once here, use Knooppunt Grijsoord (Grijsoord Interchange), located in-between exits 25 and 26, to turn onto the A50 heading for Oss and 's-Hertogenbosch. Use the third interchange you see, Knooppunt Bankhoef (Bankhoef Interchange) to turn onto the A326. Again, the first two exits on this highway service Wijchen.

By train


Wijchen has only one station, 1 Wijchen Station  , which is located on the line between 's-Hertogenbosch and Nijmegen. Travel to one of these two cities, preferably the one closest to your current location, to get to Wijchen. The station is a six-minute walk from Wijchen Castle.

Get around

Map of Wijchen

Wijchen has a good range of standard stores in the center, including several well-known fashion and department stores. The main shopping street consists of the Marktpromenade and the following Europaplein.







Go next


Wijchen is almost located where the provinces of Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg meet. Nearby locations include:

  • Arnhem is the capital of the province of Gelderland, and is the only Dutch city to feature trolleybuses amongst its public transportation.
  • Grave is a small city on the banks of the river Meuse. Its city center is fortified and its historical sighs stood the test of time.
  • Nijmegen lays claim to being the oldest city in the country, and this lively university city has the heritage to back it up.
  • Kleve (Germany) too is a historical city - perhaps even a better one than the above, due to its different style.
  • Venlo is one of the pearls of Limburg, for what other than its historical city centre.
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