Wageningen received city rights in the year 1263. Old houses, typical properties, and small friendly streets define the scene. A highlight in Wageningen's long history is the important contribution it made during the Second World War. In May 1945, the German capitulation was signed in the hotel "De Wereld".
Modern day Wageningen is a university town with a student-like atmosphere that shows in its lively nightlife. In springtime, the town is especially enjoyable at its two botanical gardens, De Dreijen and Belmonte, both of which house a variety of interesting flora from all over the world. While at Belmonte on the Wageningse Berg, don't forget to check out the beautiful view of the Rhine River and its wetlands.
While getting acquainted with Wageningen, you should also stop by the museum De Casteelse Poort, which is located in the town's centre and where you can learn a great deal about Wageningen's history. All information on the city of Wageningen, events, etc.: www.uitinwageningen.nl