Grand café Waterwolf by the Waal

Grand café Waterwolf by the river Waal is the perfect place to conclude a day in Nijmegen by enjoying a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. This grand café is known for the wide range of its food and beverage menu, its cozy ambience, and the most beautiful view in Nijmegen! While relaxing on the terrace you’ll enjoy the views of the river Waal and the iconic Waal bridge.

Will you be ordering the beloved Waalwolf beer? If so, you’ll be enjoying a deliciously full blond beer, specially brewed for the Waalkade. Part of this beer’s sales are donated to a local project aiming to improve the Waalkade and the river.
Come get to know this very special grand café to experience the distinctive features of this fine establishment in the Waalstad for yourself. It’s the ideal meeting place for casual hikers and cyclists, and even e-bikes haven’t been forgotten: grand café Waterwolf has a dedicated charging point just for their visitors’ use.

Grand café Waterwolf in Nijmegen was founded by enthusiastic entrepreneurs who want nothing but the best for their guests. Many of the dishes are home-made, not to mention the meat and fish are primarily prepared using the Big Green Egg. Utilizing the Big Green Egg allows for the food to retain its nutrients and flavor.

Fun, offbeat initiatives are often organized here and you’re able to play all sorts of games; inside the homey grand café as well as outside on the green outdoor terrace. There’s an effort here to always strive for a special and original approach.

The title of this special spot originates from the work of art standing 4 meter tall near the Waalkade named ‘The Waterwolf and the Aquanaut’. The piece symbolizes humankind’s struggle against water. The aquanaut depicts the young city of Nijmegen, while the Wolf refers to the nature surrounding the oldest city in the Netherlands. The statue is located in a green playing ground, and as such, it has become a frequent meeting place for playing children. Grand café Waterwolf’s green outdoor terrace has the perfect view to admire the prominent work of art from!

The Waterwolf Nijmegen. © Photography: Martin Hogeboom